Visual Arts Fellowship

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Entry Deadline: Nov. 6

200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
PHONE 804.340.1400

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, as such, has awarded nearly $5.8 million in Fellowships to Virginians.

The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg. 2020 will mark the 80th anniversary! Offered through VMFA Statewide, Fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment, supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintock Jr. Scholarship Fund.

2021–22 Fellowship Application

A complete application includes:
Applicant’s basic Information (name, contact info, etc.)
Work Samples (Images/videos/papers)
Artistic Statement (visual arts only)
Transcript (students only)

There is no application fee!

Fellowship applicants’ works are reviewed in a blind selection by distinguished jurors.

Jurors do not see the applicant’s information or the applicant’s resume.

Awards are based solely on artistic merit.

Deadline: 5 pm, November 6, 2020

Incomplete applications and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered.

Please contact the Fellowship Office if you need any assistance completing the online application.

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