Statewide Programs

For Museums, Galleries and Organizations

What do more than half a million Virginians have in common? These Virginians all had a VMFA art experience in their own communities — many of them miles from Richmond. The VMFA Art and Education Division provides educational exhibitions and programs to museums, arts centers, libraries, galleries, schools, colleges and universities, and retirement facilities throughout the Commonwealth. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Statewide Program brings the museum to you! With a network of over 1000 partners across the Commonwealth, VMFA offers exhibitions and programs designed to enhance and expand art experiences for all Virginians.

Statewide Programs and Resources


Educational Resources

Free online art education resources for educators, students, and families. Includes resources for your visit to the museum, in the classroom, hands-on activities and more.

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Educator Programs

In every area across the state, VMFA offers both teacher workshops at a variety of grade levels and Art on the Spot Statewide, elementary level classroom adventures.

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Art DVDs

Discover, explore, and experience the world of art through DVDs, videotapes, CD-ROMS, and films -- from 800 newer media sources to over 1,500 archived vintage resources.

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Artist Workshops and Performing Arts

VMFA visual and performing arts programs are designed to stimulate greater community involvement in art education and to provide opportunities for individuals to work closely with noted professional artists.

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Speakers On The Arts

VMFA Speakers on the Arts lectures are an excellent complement to programming for VMFA Statewide Partners to introduce new areas of art and to enhance community events and celebrations.

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VMFA Fellowship Statewide Exhibitions Program

The Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s Level 3 Statewide Partners have the unique opportunity to host exhibitions featuring recent recipients of a VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship. These exhibitions showcase and promote the talent of Virginia’s most gifted professional artists and art students.

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VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships

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 million in fellowships to Virginians.

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Fellowship Program: 75-Year Anniversary

2015 marked the 75th anniversary of the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship Program. Since 1940, this Fellowship Program has been a vital source of funding for art and art history students as well as professional artists, awarding 1,250 fellowships totaling more than $5 million to Virginia’s artistic community.

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Kid Pan Alley residency

A week-long workshop that turns young students into song writers at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.