Latest Amendments to Executive Order 72 Pertaining to Arts and Arts Education
On April 21, 2021 Governor Northam issued the fifth-amended Executive Order 72. The document includes a number of updates relevant to school arts events. This EO is now in effect, and remains in effect until further changes are made by the Governor.
The amended EO creates a new exemption for school based fine arts performances to take place. The EO defines these as “theatrical and musical performances where the performers and participants are students, teachers, administrators, and other school staff” (p.12) and subjects them to specific guidancefound online here from page 58 to 61. Additionally, VDH has updated Guidance for K-12 School Performing Arts Programs (4/2/2021). Finally, it is important to note that this exemption is different from that created for recreational sports.
Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.
Reminders Regarding Upcoming Public Grants Panels (Virtual)
The VCA's Project Grants Advisory Panels will take place this Tuesday (April 27) and Wednesday (April 28), from 10 AM - 2 PM each day. The Artists in Education/Teaching Artist Roster Advisory Panel will take place Monday (May 3) and Tuesday (May 4) from 10 AM - 4 PM each day.
Note: Each Panel's second day may conclude earlier. Again, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Panels will be conducted virtually. As always, Grants Panels are Public Meetings and open to observers. Applicants are highly encouraged to observe (via phone, in lieu of in-person convening this year).
If you are interested in observing, please email Administrative Assistant Ivy Haga at email@example.com, or call the Commission office at (804) 225-3132.
Carrie Thornbrugh, former Social Media and Digital Content Manager at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will be sharing free and low-cost strategies to help artists increase the visibility of and market for your work.