Thursday, June 20, 2013

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships

Deadline: November 8, 2013 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Art & Education Division
Richmond, VA
2014-15 Season

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 as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded nearly $5 million in fellowships to Virginians.


Professional Artists
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
Collaborative Awards


Fellowship applicants’ works are reviewed in a blind selection by distinguished jurors. The juror(s) views each applicant’s work sample and may request to read the applicant’s artist statement. The juror(s) does not see the applicant’s resume; selections are made anonymously and solely based on artistic merit.


$8,000 Professional Fellowships
$6,000 Graduate Fellowships
$4,000 Undergraduate Fellowships

Awards are made to those applicants of the highest artistic merit and are not based on medium.

Applicants may submit only one application for the annual Fellowship cycle. Applicants may apply for work or study in only one of the disciplines below:

• Crafts
• Drawing
• Film/Video*
• Mixed Media**
• New/Emerging Media***
• Painting
• Photography
• Printmaking
• Sculpture
• Art History (graduate students only)

*Film/video applicants may submit personally conceived works in the following categories only: Narrative (fiction, dramatized events, and authorized adaptations of literary or dramatic works), Animation (the animation of graphics or three-dimensional objects), and Experimental (works that expand the traditional definition of film or video forms — live-action or animation techniques can be used). Only noncommercial, noninstructional works over which the applicant has exclusive control and primary creative responsibility will be accepted. No music videos will be considered.

**Mixed media refers to the combination of two or more media to create one work.
***New/Emerging Media refers to works of art made using non-traditional techniques that do not fit into one of the other eight disciplines listed. Examples of New/Emerging Media art could be, but are not limited to, combined media installations, environmental or site-specific artwork, digital artwork, sound or audio artwork, or interactive artwork. New/Emerging Media applicants may choose to submit digital images OR a DVD work sample. See “How to Apply” for more information.

Download Fellowship Application form:

VMFA Fellowship Printable Flyer:

Visit website for complete details:

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
Phone: 804.340.1400