VA-AIM 2020 Application


Virginia Artists in the Marketplace (VA-AIM) 2020 Residency Application

2020 Application Period: January 01 through April 03, 2020
All applicants will be informed by April 17, 2020 via email.

Residency Dates
Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020, 10a-5p

Residency Location
Blue Ridge Community College / BRCC
Fine Arts Center, Building V
One College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486

— Please compile application in one (1) collated .pdf file (no larger than 10mb) and with the information below in the correct order.
          ONLY one (1) .pdf file will be reviewed.
— ONLY EMAIL files SMALLER than 5mb.
          Send files LARGER than 5mb VIA LINK (dropbox, other cloud service, or wetransfer)
— Send to:
— Email Subject: 2020 VA-AIM
— Title .pdf file as follows: LASTNAMEfirstname.pdf / eg. SMITHjill.pdf
— Application must be emailed by April 03, 2020 @ 11.59p. Late applications will not be reviewed.

01. Contact Info
— Full Name
— Mailing Address
— Primary Phone Number
— Email
— Website (if applicable)

02. Short Answers
— How long have you been creating art?
— What mediums do you primarily work with?
— What is your highest level of education? Where? / When?
— Have you exhibited your work in the past? Where? / When?
— Have you sold your work in the past? Where?
— Do you have a website? Or other web-presence? Include URLs.
— What is the most exciting art exhibition you’ve ever seen?

03. OPTIONAL: Please provide the following if you have them
— Artist Statement (200 words). Provide a narrative paragraph that describes your work.
— Artist Resume / CV (no more than 2 pages).

04. References
Please provide information for one reference. (References will be contacted for finalists only).
— Reference 1 / Include Name, Title, Email, Phone Number

05. Portfolio
Please provide six-ten (6-10) images representative of your work.
— Place high quality images on full letter-sized page with image info under each image.
— Image info — INCLUDE: Title, YEAR, Medium, Dimensions (H x W x L inches).
— Please do not send details of 2D work.
— 3D work MAY include up to three (3) views and will be counted as one (1) image.
          Submit one (1) large image with two (2) more optional images on a second page.
— You may add a DIRECT LINK on your .pdf for audio, performative and/or video work.
          Add one (1) link per page. Each link will be considered as one (1) image.

06. OPTIONAL: Fellowship
Please provide a short statement (200 words) about how financial support would help you.
Due to support from studioELL and ACV, 3 partial fellowships of 100$ each will be available to those applicants needing financial assistance. Fellowship assistance is intended for those individuals who cannot afford the 150$ fee and who would be unable to attend the residency without it. If you are in a position to pay the full fee we ask for your honesty to help support the program.

07. OPTIONAL: Scholarship Awards
Please indicate if you attend any of the following schools:
Blue Ridge Community College / Eastern Mennonite University
These schools have offered to cover one full scholarship award to a current students who get accepted into the residency. Awards will be chosen by the Residency Selection Committee.


More info and FAQ can be found here. If you have any questions please contact us at mail /at/ or use the form on this page.