Sponsored Fellowships

Alonzo Davis Fellowship

Initiated by VCCA Fellow and former board member Alonzo Davis, this fellowship has been established as an endowment to support writers, visual artists and composers who are American citizens of African or Latino descent. The fund will provide residencies at VCCA for artists annually. Click here to apply. IMPORTANT: somewhere on your application, please clearly indicate that you are applying for the Alonzo Davis Fellowship.

CSG Fellowship


A generous endowment from the Elizabeth Ireland Graves Foundation allows VCCA to fund five fellowships per year for artists who have been students or faculty at the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of eligible candidates, VCCA may, at its discretion, award these fellowships to other deserving artists. Recipients of this fellowship have included writers Katherine McNamara and Chuck Webster.

Goldfarb Fellowship

The Goldfarb Family Fellowship for Nonfiction Writers supports a fully funded two-week residency to enable a nonfiction writer to concentrate solely on his or her creative work. This sponsored fellowship is provided through the generosity of former VCCA Board member Ronald Goldfarb, author and literary agent. The Goldfarb Family Fellowship for Nonfiction Writers will be offered each year to one nonfiction writer during the fall scheduling period (October through January). As with all residencies at VCCA, writers will be provided a private bedroom, separate studio, and three prepared meals a day. The application process is the same as the regular VCCA application process.The deadline is May 15. Click here to download an application.  If you would like an application mailed to you, call 434-946-7236 or email vcca@vcca.com.

Israeli Fellowship


A generous gift has provided funding to support a one-month residency by an Israeli artist. Open to visual artists (including photographers and filmmakers), writers, and composers.

Jane Geuting Camp Fellowships

Established in memory of former VCCA President Jane Camp, these Fellowships provide residencies for outstanding artists from around the world. This fund has been nurtured over the years by the Camp family and has provided residencies for dozens of deserving artists.


LEAW Foundation Fellowship for Montana Artists

Each year, VCCA awards two fully funded one-month residencies for Montana artists, writers or composers funded by the LEAW Foundation of Missoula. Applications are currently being accepted for residencies between June and September 2011 with a postmark deadline for applications of January 15, 2011. To apply, submit a standard application with a cover letter indicating your interest in the LEAW Fellowship.