Get Your UEI from before April 4, 2022

Be reminded again, that effective April 4, 2022, the federal government will phase out the use of DUNS numbers and move to a 12-character unique entity identifier (UEI) created in This transition streamlines registration for new entities and eliminates the need to work through Dun & Bradstreet for ongoing entity management.

As a current or potential subgrantee receiving federal funds through the VCA’s Partnership Agreement with the NEA, you must obtain a UEI. 

What Action Do You Need to Take?

  1. If your entity is registered in today, your Unique Entity ID (SAM) has already been assigned and is viewable in This includes inactive registrations. The Unique Entity ID is currently located below the DUNS Number on your entity registration record. You must be signed in to your account to view entity records. 
  2. If you are not already registered in, please refer to the Quick Guide to Getting a Unique Entity ID to get a Unique Entity ID (SAM) for your organization without having to complete a full entity registration. This will also be applied to the Virginia W9 (VA9). 

The VCA deadline to acquire your UEI (through is June 1, 2022. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET YOUR UEI before April 3, 2022. After April 3, 2022, registration may take considerably more time and effort, and can impact your ability to get VCA funding if awarded.  
Register Now for
the Final Session of
Art Works for Virginia 2022
on April 27, 2022
Art Works for Virginia 2022 is, once again, taking place virtually. The format has also been modified to be a monthly series of 90-minute professional development sessions on thematic topics. Join us for our final session April 27, from 3:30 - 5 PM.

Final Session

April 27, 2022, 3:30 - 5:00 PM:
Tools for Expanding Creative Placemaking in Your Community

Hear from ARTSFAIRFAX about their new "Creative Spaces Toolkit", a roadmap to interim activation of vacant buildings and spaces, specifically designed to create a collaboration between the arts sector, property owners, and government officials. Then hear from Kate Pittman, Executive Director of ViBe Creative District, on the range of initiatives that have made Virginia Beach's Oceanfront District a national model for a destination/tourism experience. 

Previous Sessions

January 22, 2022 - Opening Session,
We all know that the arts has the power to transcend across all communities, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by ethnicity, economics, geography, or disability. 

February 23, 2022 - Community Support for Individual Artists, Webinar Recording Here
Justin "Demeanor" Harrington, one of January's co-presenters, returns to share more about how his organization has shifted its model since the pandemic started, to provide greater resources and supports for capacity-building of artists. 

March 23, 2022 - Expanding Access to Arts in Education, Webinar Recording Here
Learn about the exciting new "Arts Ed Data Project", a collaboration involving Virginia's Fine Arts Coalition, Department of Education, and Virginia Commission for the Arts that aims to gather and analyze the existing arts education systems across the state in order to identify gaps. Then hear from a national community and how they have applied findings to systemic change in order to create greater, more equitable access to the arts for students.
Important Reminders on VCA Grant Deadlines

APRIL 1 Applications due by 5 PM TODAY

March 1
  • FY23 Presenter Touring Assistance Now Open
  • FY24 Touring Artist Application Now Open

April 1
  • FY23 Creative Communities Partnership Grant Application Due
  • FY23 Artists in Education Application Due
  • FY23 Teaching Artist Roster Application Due
  • FY23 Technical and Organizational Assistance Opens

Questions? Find contact info for Coordinators on our website, here.
Upcoming VCA Meetings

FY23 Advisory (Grants) Panels
Advisory Panels for the FY23 grant applications begin next month. All meetings are Public Meetings. Additional information (including specific times for each day's panel) can be found on our website, by emailing, or by calling the VCA offices at (804) 225-3132.

  • April 12 - GOS, Area I, Arts Depot, Abingdon
  • April 13 - GOS, Area III, The Jefferson Center, Roanoke
  • April 19 - GOS, Area IVB, ARTFactory, Manassas
  • April 20 - GOS, Area IVA, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean
  • April 22 - GOS, MAJORS, Visual Arts Center, Richmond
  • April 26 - GOS, Area V - SPARC, Richmond
  • April 28 - GOS, Area II, Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford
  • May 4 & 5 - Projects, Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen
  • May 6 - GOS, Area VI, American Theatre, Hampton                    
  • May 11 & 12 - Arts in Education/Teaching Artist Roster, Dogtown Dance Theatre, Richmond

VCA Commission Board
June 15-16, 2022 - 9 - 5 PM (each day) - Richmond,Location TBC
Save the date - Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Retreat

Save the date for Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10th for the biennial Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Retreat. This virtual retreat is free and open to all Teaching Artists. Mark your calendars now. More details including the agenda and registration are forthcoming. 
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