The VRAF offers the following types of funding opportunities:
Project Grant: One grant up to $3000 awarded to organizations or institutions for programs and projects in the VRAF Grant Areas of Interest. The funds may be used for small, stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project.
The VRA Foundation’s Areas of Interest include visual information management and education, and the dissemination of and access to images of primarily, but not exclusively, cultural heritage materials. Projects in the following categories may be considered for funding:
Digitization Projects (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
Pedagogy and Technology
Intellectual Property Rights
The VRA Foundation has United States Internal Revenue Service status as a 501c3 non-profit entity. All elements of a proposed project must be performed within the legal parameters of United States local, regional. and federal government requirements. International applications are welcome from institutions or individuals provided applicant institutions have the equivalent of US non-profit status and applicant individuals have a similar non-profit, educational purpose.
Specifics of eligibility may vary according to the grant offered. Please see the guidelines for each grant program.
VRA Foundation Grants are not to be used for indirect costs at institutions.
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
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) awards the 2016-2017 the Samuel H. Kress Foundation funded internship award to Rebecca Pattillo who will work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with the Clowes Fund Collection under the direction of Tascha Horowitz, Manager of Photography, and other colleagues.