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    Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program

    The VTC Marketing Leverage Program applications are now CLOSED.

    The next round of applications will open on September 6. 2017 and applications will be due back on December 5, 2017.  (Draft review deadline will be Nov. 7.)

    The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program is designed to stimulate new tourism marketing programs through the creation of tourism partnerships and to extend the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign. The objective of this program is to leverage limited marketing dollars, resulting in increased visitor spending, revenue, and jobs.

    More information can be found at http://www.vatc.org/grants/leverageprogram/

    Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program

    Applications are now open. Application deadline is September 19, 2017. 


    The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (the Commission) was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. The purpose of the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program - administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) - is to assist Virginia communities and related World War I and World War II sites to market commemorative events, locations, and destinations. More information can be found at http://www.vatc.org/grants/WWGrants/.

    Virginia Music Festival Sponsorship grant program

    Applications are now CLOSED. 

    Please contact Angela Wiggins at awiggins@virginia.org to be placed on the Grant Notification List to receive future updates on this program.

    The VTC Music Festival Sponsorship Program is a funding source for established (non-startup) music festivals in Virginia to help grow music festivals in Virginia, increase visitation to Virginia communities, and to extend the Virginia is for Music Lovers brand. VTC funds can be used for any production aspects needed for the festival. Examples include entertainment costs, production costs, staging, etc. For more information on the program, please visit http://www.vatc.org/grants/festivalgrant/.

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships 2018-19

    Now accepting applications. 

    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia.  VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art, and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation over 76 years ago.

    Awards are offered to:

    • Professional artists: $8000
    • Full-time graduate students in the visual arts or art history: $6000
    • Full-time undergrad. students in the visual arts (including college-bound high school seniors): $4000
    • Applicants must be citizen or permanent residents of the USA as well as current legal residents of Virginia.

    No application fee; Application deadline is 5pm, Nov. 3, 2017

    More information including the application form, full eligibility criteria, and a printable PDF-flyer available online at www.VMFA.museum/fellowships.