The VMFA’s Visual Arts Workshops and Performances are designed to stimulate greater community involvement in art and to provide opportunities for individuals to work closely with noted professional artists of exceptional talent. These artists have been selected for the merits of their work, their serious commitment to professional excellence, their teaching experience, and their communication skills. The many types of workshops and performances allow the sponsor the flexibility to schedule programs that meet specific audience needs, and to satisfy different levels of skills and/or experience. To request a workshop or performance, simply click “Request Program” under the program description and complete the Form.
Fees and Costs
For each visual arts workshop, there is a non-refundable materials fee of $150, for performances the fee is $250. Any sort of cancellation must be made aware of to the VMFA at least one week before the cancellation.
Workshop and performance dates are determined in consultation with the Partner, VMFA, and artist.
Unless otherwise noted, all artists and performers are available during 2021—2022.
The workshop or performance may be cancelled by VMFA for reasons of inclement weather or artist illness.
For the Partner’s use in promoting the workshop or performance, images of the artists will be available from a VMFA Statewide representative.
In all publicity, be it electronic and/or printed materials, relating to the artists, the Partner must include the following credit line: This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.
Artist workshops require a well-ventilated studio space with covered work tables, seating, and access to running water and electricity. Additional equipment needs are listed separately under each description. A staff member from the Partner must be present during workshops to assist the instructing artist or performer.
Due to the one-on-one nature of the Visual Arts Workshops, there may only be 10-15 participants unless otherwise noted. For performances, there is no limit on number of audience members.
Within five days after the workshop or performance, the partner must provide the VMFA with an evaluation of the program. These can be emailed to the VMFA, with information about the attendance figures and publicity arrangements, as well as comments and suggestions on the overall workshop. When this is sent, the partner must include copies of all related publicity and printed materials.