The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting host applications for the VRAF Regional Workshop Program, with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This program will allow the VRAF to more fully realize its mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management.
For the 2015-2016 pilot phase of this program, two grants of up to $3000 each are available to support an instructor stipend and travel expenses, a stipend for the local organizer, catering, and other minor expenses incurred by the host institution. With the VRAF Regional Workshop Grant, host institutions will be able to offer a workshop without the burden of developing it from within, and provide valuable programming not only to their local constituents, but to their broader region. This opportunity is open to Visual Resources Association (VRA) Chapters, VRA affiliates, related organizations, and academic institutions with information management programs. The workshops will provide an immersive experience on a single topic, framed in a manner that is relevant to image management professionals, image users, and the broader information community.
For the 2015-16 program, applications will be accepted to host one of the following workshops:
- Collaboration: Visual Resources Centers, Libraries, and Archives
- Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: Using Omeka
- Fundamentals of Visual Resources
- Metadata and Image Management: From Fundamental to Future Trends
- Visual Literacy
To conform to the guidelines of our Samuel H. Kress grant, workshops must be held by March 1, 2016. For more information about the workshops, instructors, and how to apply, visit http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/regional_workshops/. The deadline for application is August 15, 2015.