Professional Development Grant
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $850 grants yearly, one with a fall deadline and another in the spring. For consideration, please submit your application for the fall grant no later than September 16, 2016. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application, please contact Betha Whitlow, firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipient of the fall 2016 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by October 7, 2016, and the award money must be used before October 7, 2017.
The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes). Priority consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate a pro-active involvement in the chosen activity or event, or that show how others may benefit your participation. Please note that award recipients are required to submit a report outlining how the award contributed to his or her professional development within 30 days following the activity or event.
Acceptable Uses of Award Money:
Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (a percentage of grant money taken by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead)
Lauren Paustian, Associate Librarian, Leo Baeck Institute
Lauren will use the grant to attend the 2016 ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference
Kanako Iwase, Visual Resources Librarian, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Kanako will use the grant to attend the 2016 ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference
Courtney Baron, Visual Resources Curator, Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
To attend and participate at the 2015 Visual Resources Association Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
To support his participation at the October 2014 conference of the Art Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand in Auckland, NZ.
Sara Piasecki, Photo Archivist, Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
To attend Gawain Weaver’s course, Care and Identification of Photographs in Los Angeles, CA.
Vicky Brown, Curator of the Visual Resources Centre in the History of Art Department, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
To attend the 2014 Visual Resources Association Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI.
Heather Lowe, Visual Resources Specialist for the Department of Art, Cal State San Bernardino
To attend the 2013 Visual Resources Association Annual Meeting in Providence, RI.
Anne Young, Manager of Rights and Reproductions for the Indianapolis Museum of Art
To attend the American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education’s (ALI-CLE) Legal Issues in Museum Administration Conference.
Amy Bowman, Photographs Archivist, Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
To attend Gawain Weaver’s “Care and Identification of Photographs” workshop
Karen Kessel, Visual Resources Specialist, Sonoma State University
To attend the 2012 VRA Conference and present a workshop on cataloging images of the Art of the Americas
Carrie Salazar, Art Institute of Boston
To attend the 2010 ACRL Conference
Natalie Milbrodt, Queen's College Library Studies Program
To attend the 2010 VRA Conference in Atlanta, GA
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.