The Visual Resources Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting host applications for the VRA Regional Workshop Program for 2022. The application deadline is Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Thanks to the continued generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this program allows the VRA to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management.

For the 2022 program, the VRA will support at least four workshops. The VRA will provide significant logistical support, including locating a qualified instructor and managing registration. With the VRA 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 also to their broader region. This opportunity is open to VRA Chapters, VRA affiliates, related information management organizations, museums, libraries, and academic institutions. For a reasonable registration fee, the workshops will provide an immersive experience on a single topic, framed in a manner that is relevant to digital asset management professionals, users of cultural heritage information, and the larger information community. Sites can apply to host either an online or in-person workshop, but we will not be supporting hybrid content at this time. 

Applications will be accepted to host one of the following workshops:

  • A Thoughtful Approach to Project Management: From Fundamentals to Practice
  • Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media
  • Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Accessibility for Visual Collections
  • Learning to Look and Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy
  • Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
  • Moving Images: The Basics and Beyond
  • Something Mappy This Way Comes: An Introduction to Digital Mapping Technologies
  • Propose Your Own Workshop!

Click here to find a roster of these workshops including a broader description and whether they are available as online or in-person workshops.

We will also consider applications in which the host site proposes its own workshop topic. International hosts are welcome to apply. Please review the description of the VRA Regional Workshop Program to confirm that your proposed workshop fits within both the program’s parameters and the larger goals of the VRA.

For more information about the VRA Regional Workshop Program, visit https://vrafoundation.org/regional-workshops/.

For the Regional Workshops FAQ visit https://vrafoundation.org/regional-workshops/regional-workshop-faq/

To apply to host a Regional Workshop, please complete the application form here: https://forms.gle/neXFkvG9txK27G4b9

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the Regional Workshop Implementation Team, vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.