The VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship Program Helps Virginia’s Artists Realize Their Dreams

Applications due November 7 “In a finance-based culture, sometimes it’s difficult to rationalize being an artist at all,” explains Rachel (Rainier) DeFrank, who received a VMFA Arts Fellowship in 2011. “All cultural measurements of achievement—in my case earning a living, having children, so many other things—are ignored in order to pursue something abstract and seemingly…

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Fellowships: Free money for Virginia’s artists and art historians

When did you last come across a chance to win free money, and be recognized for your talented work at the same time? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right?  Well, it’s a reality with the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship program!  For the past 72 years, the Fellowship has given away thousands of dollars each…