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Virginia artists eligible for relief grants

Visual artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for grants in the Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program.

In this program, announced Tuesday by Gov. Ralph Northam and CEO Alex Nyerges of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 40 selected artists will each receive a $5,000 grant.

A release said that to be eligible, applicants must live and work in Virginia, be 21 years of age or older, and derive a significant part of their income from their artwork including sales and lectures. Applications must be received online between June 16 and July 10, 2020. Recipients will be notified of grant awards on July 24.

Complete eligibility requirements and the application can be found on the museum’s website at Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment established in 1941 through a gift made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg. Pratt stipulated that the funds be used to support professional a...

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