Printmaker and Educator Kris Iden: VMFA Fellowship Took Her Career to New Levels

The second in a series of stories about the impact of the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship program. These stories are in celebration of the 75th anniversary of this valuable program. Please watch this blog for future stories. Most Fellowship recipients feel the impact of their Fellowships for years, perhaps even throughout their careers. However, few…

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The VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship Program Has Supported Virginia’s Artists and Art Historians Since 1940  

Need help with your art school tuition? How about some cash for art supplies? Over the past 74 years, the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship program has awarded more than $4.6 million to help more than 1,100 professional artists, art students, and art historians in Virginia realize their educational and career goals. “This Fellowship is really…

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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…

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VMFA Fellowships – Supporting Virginia’s Artists and Art Students Since 1940

Who doesn’t love free money?  That question might have been on the mind of the late John Lee Pratt when he created the Artists Fellowship Fund, but most definitely on Pratt’s mind was a dedication to supporting the artistic abilities and creative potential of residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1940 Pratt, originally from…