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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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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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…

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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VRA and VRAF: What’s the Difference?

The Boards of VRA and the VRA Foundation (VRAF) recently completed a review and update of the Memorandum of Understanding between our two organizations, an activity that occurs every five years. This is a timely occasion to share information with you about how we collaborate and complement each other in support of VRA members and the profession.VRA established the VRA Foundation to oversee and develop grants, administer educational activities, and support community outreach projects. The missions of the two organizations are closely aligned, with a few important distinctions. VRA is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of media management within the…

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2020 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications

Thursday, January 23, 2020 The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant, please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the 2020 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, February 28, 2020, and…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces Can We Do That? Regional Workshop: March 13, 2020

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that Can We Do That? Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media will be held on March 13, 2020 at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. Can We Do That? Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media is one of the four workshops being offered in the fifth year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program. The VRA Foundation is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions. How do I know whether something is protected by copyright? What is fair use and how can…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces New Website

Dear VRA Foundation Friends, With the new year and new decade upon us, the VRA Foundation has a new website! Visit us at vrafoundation.org. We have updated the VRA Foundation logo, the aesthetic of the website and the domain. While the appearance of pages and posts has been refreshed, there are no major structural or programming changes at this time. As always, we are continually considering new forms of educational programming and support for professional development and research in the field. We hope you enjoy the updates to the website and if you need to contact us please do so at vrafoundation@gmail.com. Happy New Year, On behalf…

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