Studio Barn

Fellows at the VCCA work in their own private studios, most of which are located in a renovated Normandy style barn built in the 1930s. All studios are air-conditioned and heated. All building are smoke-free.

Thirteen Studios for Writers

Writers studios are equipped with a desk, ergonomic chair and good lighting.

Three Studios for Composers

The three studios for composers are equipped with grand pianos, and one also has a Roland Electronic Keyboard with available MIDI connection.

Nine Studios for Visual Artists

The visual artists' studios are 500 to 700 square feet in size, with skylights, large windows, and sinks. One studio is equipped with a Dickerson combination press and one has a loading dock. A darkroom with two enlargers for printing 35mm and 4x5 negatives is available for photographers.

Elizabeth Coles Langhorne Residence for Fellows

Named for founder Elizabeth Langhorne, the VCCA Fellows Residence houses bedrooms, dining facilities, kitchens, a library, laundry facilities, and recreation rooms. Each bedroom is private with a private sink and semi-private bath. Sliding glass doors open onto vistas of rolling pastures and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The living room has a large fireplace and grand piano. An adjoining room has a television with satellite reception. The library, with its hardy collection of books and journals, is also equipped with a high-speed wireless connection and a computer for checking email and a variety of audio equipment. The residence is a five-minute walk from the studio barn. There is no smoking in the Fellows' Residence.


Six of the bedrooms in the Fellows' Residence are on the ground floor. One bedroom is fully accessible with a low sink and a roll-in shower. Almost the entire studio complex is on one level and is a five- to ten-minute wheelchair ride along a private lane with minimal grade.

If you are a wheelchair rider, be sure to mention this in your application so that we may accommodate you as well as possible.


The VCCA does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, creed, or physical ability.