Sponsored Fellowships

Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Since 1991 the Cafritz Foundation has supported the residencies of nearly 150 artists, writers, and composers from the greater Washington, D.C. area.


Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Since 1996, the Dodge Foundation supported residential fellowships for 150 New Jersey artists, writers, and composers.


The Harry D. Forsyth Fellowship for Visual Arts

Established in 1999, the Forsyth Fellowship is a two-week residency awarded to a Sweet Briar College alumna who has demonstrated exceptional ability in the area of the visual arts.


The Heinz Endowments

Since 2003, this endowed fellowship has provided fully funded residencies for artists from southwest Pennsylvania.


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Since 2003, through its Creative Fellowships Program, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation provides an annual one-month Fellowship for an artist from the U.S. Virgin Islands and each of the mid-Atlantic states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia.


Montana Fellowship

Each year since 2005, VCCA awards fully funded one-month residencies for Montana visual artists, writers or composers funded by the LEAW Family Foundation of Missoula, Montana. 

Montana artists are encouraged to apply for residencies (valued at $5,400) as a means of concentrating exclusively on their creative work. Residencies include a private bedroom, studio and all meals in a community setting with 25 other artists from around the United States and many foreign countries. Admission is highly selective based on previous acheivement or promise of acheivement.


The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation

Beginning in 2006 this Richmond, Virginia, family foundation has supported residencies for Virginia artists.


The J & E Berkley Foundation

Since 2000, the Berkley Foundation has supported residencies of Fellows from the greater Charlottesville region. Over the past decade, dozens of residencies have been supported including Christopher Tilghman, Mariflo Stevens, Patrick Cribben, Judith Shatin, Katherine McNamara and many others.


Sweet Briar College Fellow in Residence

Founded in 1997 and funded through the Sweet Briar College Bachelor of Fine Art Program, this fellowship provides a VCCA residency for writers, visual artists or composers who also have some teaching responsibilities at the College during their residencies.


Virginia Commonwealth University Fellow

Facilitated by former VCCA Board member Joseph H. Seipel, this grant was initiated in 2005 to award a fellowship to a graduating MFA visual artist nominated by the VCU faculty.


Maryland Institute College of Art Fellow

Facilitated by VCCA Fellow and MICA faculty member, Katherine Kavanaugh, and MICA Dean Leslie King-Hammond, this grant was initiated in 2008 to award a fellowship to a graduating MFA visual artist nominated by the MICA faculty.