Frequently Asked Questions
The best way to find out about the Foundation is to do what you are doing right now: browse the Foundation web site. You may contact individual Foundation Directors. If you are a member of VRA, you will see periodic postings on VRA-L and in Images, VRA’s online newsletter.
The purpose of the VRA Foundation is to develop and expand educational and research opportunities in the public interest; establish standards for emerging electronic media; manage grants and develop programs to improve the visual resources field; conduct and/or sponsor research in the information sciences and educational technology; publish informative articles, guidelines, and on-line resources; and complement the work of VRA by providing educational, literary, and scientific outreach to the larger community and general public. Through the VRA Foundation, VRA will be able to further its significant and growing educational and research efforts.
The VRA Foundation is not a membership organization. Many of the activities of the Foundation will emanate from VRA and the VRA membership, however, the Foundation will also provide a home for collaborative initiatives with other organizations and individuals.
The Foundation is governed by a set of bylaws and a Board of Directors. The VRA Executive Board appoints four directors and three are selected by the Foundation Board itself. Foundation bylaws stipulate this method of selection. Foundation directors are selected before the Foundation Annual Meeting, which is scheduled concurrently with the VRA Annual Conference.
The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2017 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to Stephanie Norby, Director, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA), Washington, DC.
Learning to Look and Looking to Learn: a Workshop on Visual Literacy will be held on February 22, 2017, at the International Center of Photography