M.LiT Application Information and Submission


In addition to your application form, please submit one of the following:

  • Portfolio with three examples of art
  • Writing sample
  • Teacher recommendation


Originals: Students may submit original artworks for review.

CD or DVD: Applicants may submit their work digitally on a CD or DVD. Discs should be labeled with applicant’s name and contact information. Individual files should be in JPEG (.jpg) format with file sizes not exceeding 1 MB each. Time-based work should be submitted in either QuickTime (.mov) format or Windows Media Video (.wmv).

Digital Prints: Students may submit color digital prints of their work. Individual prints should be no larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ and may be printed on any paper. The back of each print should be labeled with the applicant’s name and contact information.

Writing Sample

Your writing sample should be in response to one of the following prompts (keep the helpful writing tips below in mind):
A. Write a wall label for a work of art located in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Think creatively. Wall labels generally include artist information, historical or cultural context, process and materials.
B. Why do you want to be part of this program and what do you hope to gain from your experience?

Helpful Tips:

  • Read and follow directions
  • Be straightforward and confident
  • Be specific and add details
  • Type your work
  • Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font
  • Proofread your work

Teacher Recommendation

The recommendation should provide insight into your:

  • Performance as a student
  • Aptitude and industriousness
  • Maturity and seriousness of purpose
  • Level of commitment and ability to follow through
  • Leadership abilities and/or experience
  • Character

Teacher recommendations should be written on school letterhead.



Application Deadline 
Feb 7, 2014

Mail application and portfolio, teacher recommendation or writing sample to:

Attn: Jessica Bauserman
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Or deliver to VMFA’s Pauley Center security desk (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 7 pm or Sat, 9 am – 4 pm).

Students will receive notification of their acceptance by Feb 19, 2014.

Pick up artwork submissions from VMFA’s Pauley Center, Studio A (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 7 pm; Sat, 9 am – 4 pm) after Feb 19, 2014.


For information about the program and qualifications, see  M. LiT: Museum Leaders in Training.

Or contact:
Jessica Bauserman, Youth and Family Programs Event Coordinator

Application Form

First and Last Name*


E-Mail Address*

Phone Number*


Home Address (Street, City, Zip)*

School Name*

Grade Level for School Year 2013-14*

Teacher's Name*

Teacher's E-Mail*

Extracurricular Activities:

Parent or Guardian Name*

Parent or Guardian E-Mail*

Parent or Guardian Phone Number*

Parent or Guardian Approval*
 I agree I do not agree

Primary emergency contact name and phone number

Secondary emergency contact name and phone number

Does the applicant have any known allergies or medial conditions?
 Yes No

If yes, please explain:

Submission Type:

Writing Sample: