Joint VRA and VRAF (VRA Foundation) Solidarity Statement

The VRA and VRAF condemn all violence, and acts of racism, including police brutality, against Black people, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Unacknowledged structural, institutionalized, and legislated racism can no longer be tolerated. Our Black colleagues, their lives, their work, and their sense of belonging to this community matter.As a members’ organization (VRA) and a foundation (VRAF), we strive to create an inclusive community that values and encourages diversity in its membership and work. Our mission is not only to promote knowledge sharing, skill development, and best practices, but also to foster open, inclusive communication; to offer a supportive community; and to advocate for all people…

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Reminder call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021 Due July 24

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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VRA Foundation (VRAF) Regional Workshop | Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media | Part II

This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020 If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then. If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– please email bwodnick@princeton.edu or vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, May 26th. Hosted by Occidental College Library / Center for Digital Liberal Arts Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress…

VRA Foundation (VRAF) Regional Workshop | Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media | Part I

This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020 If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then. If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– please email bwodnick@princeton.edu or vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, May 26th. Hosted by Occidental College Library / Center for Digital Liberal Arts Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress…

A Visual Resources Association Webinar: Managing Rights Data

Registration is now open for the next round of VRA Webinars, which are scheduled for June 2, June 12, and June 16. All three sessions are free of charge to VRA (Visual Resources Association) members and non-members, although advanced registration is required. Please register using the links below. Your registration confirmation will include the information needed to join the Zoom webinar. Contact tech@vraweb.org with any technology concerns or for further information about the Visual Resources Association go here: http://vraweb.org/. VRA Foundation (VRA Foundation) is not affiliated with this workshop. Tue, Jun 2 / 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST Managing Rights Data Moderator: Chelsea Stone Presenters: Douglas McCarthy, Heidi Raatz, and…

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2020 Project Grant recipient

Stephanie Becker, Digital Collections Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2020 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to Stephanie Becker, Digital Collections Manager and Project Manager for Regionally Speaking: A Virtual Symposium, at Case Western University, Cleveland, OH. Regionally Speaking: A Virtual Symposium project will create transcriptions and time-based captions for A/V media files, in order to create needed accessibility features for user inclusivity. The VRAF Project Grant will allow Ms. Becker, and other project collaborators at Case Western's, Kelvin Smith Library, to find, research and collaborate with a vendor,…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces Applications for 2020 Project Grant

DEADLINE:  May 15, 2020   The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) 2020 Project Grant application period is now open. This grant program supports projects which reflect the VRA Foundation’s mission to advance education, research, and outreach in the field of visual resources and image management.    A single grant is available during the spring 2020 cycle with up to $3000 to be awarded. This funding may be used for a stand-alone project, a pilot or start-up financing for a larger project, or for a significant component of a larger project. In general, collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged. In addition, innovative projects that result in a broader impact and…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces the Winter 2020 Professional Development Grant Recipient

Meghan Lyon. Photographed by Meghan Lyon © Copyright Meghan Lyon, 2020. The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the Winter 2020 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $1000 to Meghan Lyon, a MSLIS Student Graduate Assistant at the Pratt School of Information's Semantic Lab, and a NYARC Web Archiving Fellow at the Frick Art Reference Library. Meghan Lyon, plans on utilizing the funds to attend the 2020 Society for American Archivists (SAA) National Conference, which will be in Chicago, Illinois from August 3-8, 2020. Lyon will be a co-presenter at a session titled, "Digital Access and preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges,…

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