Virginia Visual Artist Emergency Relief Fellowship Program VMFA is offering one-time grants of $5,000 each to 40 working visual artists residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new grant program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment, which was established in 1941 through a generous gift made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg. Mr. Pratt directed that these funds may only be used to support professional visual artists in Virginia. Through this endowment, VMFA has awarded nearly $5.8 million to Virginia visual artists over the past 80 years. Application DEADLINE: July 10, 2020 Eligibility Eligible artists must be practicing visual artists, over the age of 21, who live and work in Virginia and derive a significant part of their income from their art, be it sales or lectures, etc. You must be a Virginia tax payer and have paid federal, state, and local taxes for the past two (2) years. If successful, applicants will receive payments by direct deposit. Taxes will apply.Applicant Information Please complete this section with current information. *Required fields Name Mr.Mrs.MissMs.Mx.Dr.Prof.Rev. 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I pay income taxes in Virginia. I am registered to vote in Virginia. Other If you have selected "Other" please enter the applicable information here*Consent to Publicity*Please note that your decision to consent to publicity or to withhold your consent will have no bearing on the consideration of your application.I agree to my name, work, and image being used for publicity and overall promotion for the Virginia Visual Artist Relief Fund.I DO NOT agree to my name, work, and image being used for publicity and overall promotion for the Virginia Visual Artist Relief Fund. Application StatementFinancial Need Statement Upload a statement about how COVID-19 has impacted your ability to financially sustain your work as a professional visual artist. (300 words maximum)Upload Financial Need Statement (pdf, doc, docx)*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx. Artist Statement Upload an artistic statement about the work you are submitting. (300 words maximum)Upload Artist Statement (pdf, doc, docx)*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx. Work Submission Please submit seven (7) images of your work (png, jpg, jpeg, pdf)Work Submission #1*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.Work Submission #5*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.Work Submission #2*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.Work Submission #6*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.Work Submission #3*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.Work Submission #7*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.Work Submission #4*Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg. Affirmation of EligibilityApplication Accuracy* I certify that the information on this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.Legal Residency* I affirm that I am a current legal resident of Virginia and have been for at least 24 consecutive months prior to the applicant deadline of July 10, 2020.Virginia State Taxes* I affirm that I am able to pay Virginia state income taxesHow Did You Hear About the Fund?* VMFA website Social media Email from VMFA Word of mouth Scholarship or art website Other If you have selected "Other" please enter the applicable information here*PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.