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March 8, 2021
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Updates
The SBA, late Friday, March 5th, posted the updated FAQs and other informational documents for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). It provides an extensive checklist of materials to begin preparing for an application and a clear table of eligibility requirements based on the type of venue operator/producer/talent representative entity. SBA also added a few changes to the SVOG’s new FAQs (the added FAQs begin with an * asterisk), as well as a new video tutorial for museums. (Note: according to the latest FAQs, entities may initially apply for PPP and SVOG, though may ultimately only accept one form of relief.) Also, any SVOG changes currently in pending legislation cannot be reflected in these newly published documents until enacted into law. Hopefully it will be before March 14th.)
Following a record 25-hour debate that went through the night, the Senate passed its amended version of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan for COVID relief along party line votes on Saturday, March 6.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Opportunities
he Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is currently accepting applications from writers, visual artists, and composers for residencies at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Residencies will be scheduled between October 1, 2021, and April 30, 2022. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2021. vcca.com/apply
NEA Fellowships for Military Veterans: U.S. military veteran writers, visual artists, and composers are eligible for a fully-funded three- to five-week residency at Mt. San Angelo and $1,000 honorarium
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship: African American and Latinx visual artists are eligible for a fully-funded two-week or one-month residency at Mt. San Angelo
Goldfarb Family Fellowship: Writers of creative nonfiction are eligible for a fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship: Poets are eligible for afully-funded three-week residency at Mt. San Angelo.
Harry D. Forsyth Fellowship for the Visual Arts: Sweet Briar College alumnae working in the visual arts are eligible for a fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo with $100 travel stipend
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowships: Writers, visual artists, and composers living in Delaware, Maryland, New York, and West Virginia are eligible for a fully-funded two-week or one-month residency at Mt. San Angelo
Montana Fellowship: Writers, visual artists, and composers living in Montana are eligible for a fully-funded one-month residency at Mt. San Angelo.
The mission of theVirginia Center for the Creative Arts(VCCA) is to provide time and space for national and international writers, visual artists, and composers of talent and promise to bring forth their finest works, because the arts are vital, diversity is a strength, and creativity is essential. The artists who come to VCCA, whether emerging or established, are selected by peer review on the basis of the important or innovative work they are doing in their respective fields.
In residence, VCCA Fellows are provided with an individual studio, a private bedroom with private bath, and meals in a community of cross-disciplinary artists. Life at VCCA is free of many of the distractions we find in everyday life. Artists are granted solitary time to focus on their art, and are also part of a collaborative community of accomplished artists that provides insights, new ideas, and stimulating conversation. VCCA Fellows are free to work at their own pace in quiet, spacious, light-filled studios, just a short walk from their residence overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Advisory panels of the Virginia Commission for the Arts make recommendations and give guidance that will affect the future of the arts in the Commonwealth.
Panelists are appointed for a one-year term, and may be reappointed twice to serve a maximum of three years. The quality and integrity of the Commission’s decision-making depends upon the individual contributions of time, thought, and energy of these panelists, whose service is a way to ensure that the needs of each community are represented on the state level.