November 12, 2020
Virtual Application Assistance Workshop Scheduled
Virginia Commission for the Arts to host virtual application assistance workshop December 15, 2020 - 2 - 3:30 PM.
This virtual workshop will provide an overview of VCA's grant programs, information about Foundant (the online grant application system), updates to the Guidelines for Funding, and general tips on preparing competitive applications for consideration in FY22 (2021-2022). 

All virtual VCA Meetings use Cisco Webex meeting service. You will need to create an account prior to accessing a virtual meeting, HERE. For more information about the meetings, contact the Commission: 804-225-3132 or

For More Information about specific grant programs, contact the Program Coordinator, HERE.

Photo Credit: The Art Factory
Reminder of Changes to the Performing Arts Touring Program and Technical Assistance Grants 
Tom Teasley
  • The Presenter Touring Assistance Grant deadline has been extended from December 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021.
  • VCA is allowing for flexibility on the four-week advance application deadline for presenters. Applications from presenters must now be received at least ONE week in advance with one payment in full once the final report is received. 
  • In order to help hard-hit communities rebuild, the VCA has currently eliminated the 30-mile radius regulation (as was done for virtual performances) for live performances in FY21 (through June 15, 2021).  
  • Technical Assistance grants will now be available to current FY21 VCA touring and teaching artists for equipment to record and present virtual performances.

For more information, please contact VCA Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn at

Photo: Performing Artist Tom Teasley, Global Percussion