The VRAF offers the following types of funding opportunities:
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.
VRA Foundation’s Project Grants provide support for projects in the field of visual resources and image management. Two grants are available in the fall 2015 cycle with up to $1,500 to be awarded per grant. The funds may be used for stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) awards the 2015-2016 the Samuel H. Kress Foundation funded internship award to Meghan McGowan who will work under the direction of Maria Ketcham in the Research Library & Archives of the Detroit Institute of Arts.