Application Dates

2019 Application Period: January 1 - April 1, 2019

2019 Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 by 11:59 PM

*All applicants will be informed by April 15, 2019 via email*

Virginia Artists in the Marketplace

Virginia Artists in the Marketplace (VA-AIM) is the first residency program of its kind in the Shenandoah Valley. The 2019 program is presented in collaboration with Arts Council of the Valley, Blue Ridge Community College, and studioELL. The second year will bring a new cohort together during the third week of May 2019 to dive deep into their studio practices and what it means to be a professional artist in today's contemporary moment.

The residency will include a combination of lectures, workshops, and seminars on a variety of professional practice topics such as: artist resumes/CVs, artist statements, branding, websites and web identities, SEO, applying to opportunities, exhibitions, and taxes and liability, among other topics.

Sessions will be led by studioELL Founder and Director John Ros. John is also an Assistant Professor of Art at James Madison University and the Director and Chief Curator of Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art within JMU's School of Art, Design and Art History.