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Va. Arts Commission Offers Application Workshops

The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in January and February.

Locally, a workshop will be held Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. – noon, at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

VCA Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn and Arts in Education Coordinator Tiffany Glass Ferreira will provide an overview of grant programs, updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, as well as general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March 1 and April 1 application deadlines.

Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For 2014-15 applications and more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit or call 804 225-3132.