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Opportunities for Artists

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships 2017-18

Now an online Application!

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 75 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 Nov. 4, 2016.

More information including the application form, full eligibility criteria, and a printable PDF-flyer available online at

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