Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fellowship Opportunity

The Virginia Commission for Arts invites Virginia­ based artists and writers to apply for the 2008­-2009 Artist Fellowships in Crafts and Playwriting
Deadline: August 1, 2008.

Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are awarded annually by the Commission to recognize the creative excellence of individual Virginia artists and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Artists in the disciplines of crafts and playwriting, who are legal residents of Virginia at the application deadline and who plan to remain in the state for the coming year, are eligible to apply for the 2008-2009 Artist Fellowship.

Interested artists may obtain an application by downloading forms from the Commission's web site: or by calling the Commission (804­-225­3132).

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 grant awards to artists, arts and other not­-for­profit organizations, educational institutions, educators and local governments, and provides technical assistance in arts management.

For information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts or its programs contact: 223 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219­-2010