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THE VISION OF THE ARTS FUND was established to provide assistance and opportunities to LDS artists: To raise the level of gospel-themed artistry through educational scholarships and to provide career-boosting opportunities to aspiring professional artists. Our initiatives include:
 
 
1. GOSPEL VISION OF THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Inspired by Spencer W. Kimball's 1976 speech, the Gospel Vision of the Arts Scholarships are awarded to promising LDS artists interested in depicting gospel themes.
 
SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE
Applications due: April 29, 2017
Scholarship awards announced target date: May 31, 2017
Scholarship awards disbursed: On or before September 1, 2017
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SCHOLARSHIP 2017 GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
 
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2. MOTHER ARTIST GRANT
 
This grant is awarded to mothers with young children, to facilitate art-creating time with the goal of jump-starting or boosting a continuing art career.
 
GRANT TIMELINE
Applications due: April 29, 2017
Scholarship awards announced target date: May 31, 2017
Scholarship awards disbursed: On or before September 1, 2017
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MOTHER ARTIST GRANT 2017 GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
 
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3. ART RESIDENCY
 
The residency is an immersive art creating experience which allows the artist to focus on creating a body of work, and which culminates in a gallery show of the artist's new work. The goal of the residency is to jump-start or boost the career for a promising artist.
 
RESIDENCY AWARD TIMELINE We hope to offer our first residency in 2018. Please come back for more information or join our list for email notification.


 

4. SIGNIFICANT WORKS PROGRAM
 
This program provides for the commission or acquisition of a large work of art from a mid-to-late career artist. The goal of the Significant Works Program is to allow experienced artists an opportunity to create their dream project--one that will be ultimately be shared with the public as part of the Vision of the Arts Collection.
 
ACQUISITION TIMELINE We hope to acquire our first significant work as early as 2020. Please come back for more information or join our list for email notification.

 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
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Can I donate a work of art to the auction?
 
Participation in the auction is by invitation. If you're interested in being considered to for the auction, visit our contact page. Whether or not you're invited to participate depends on several factors, including not only the quality of your work, but also the needs and timing of each auction.
 
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If I participate in one auction, should I expect to be invited to participate in future auctions?
 
We're grateful to our auction artists for their generosity. We are trying to spread the benefits and burdens of service by asking new artists to participate every time a new auction comes around. If you weren't asked to participate this time, don't worry. You'll likely be asked to participate again down the road.
 
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If I participate in the auction, is it appropriate for me to apply for a scholarship or grant?
 
Yes, it is appropriate. We hope our scholarships and grants will make a difference--giving artists opportunities to grow that might otherwise be out of reach. We rely on you the applicant and on our jurors to judge based on need and merit. Refrain from applying if you feel winning a scholarship or grant wouldn't make a significant difference for your art education or career. Note also that auction artists are allowed to vote for which finalists receive a peer award. As an auction artist, if you apply for a scholarship or grant, you forfeit your opportunity to vote.
 
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If I was awarded a VOTAF scholarship or grant, when am I eligible to apply again?
 
You may apply again after skipping two years. For example, if you were awarded a scholarship or grant in 2017, you should wait to apply again until 2020.