NEA Supported Residencies

 

These projects supported in part by awards from the
National Endowment for the Arts 
 

Fellowships for Community-based, Socially Engaged or Relational Artists

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering fully funded residencies for three artists working in community-based, socially engaged, or relational artwork. The VCCA residencies will be at VCCA which is nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Spanning three to four weeks, depending on the needs of the artists, the residencies will allow the artists to spend time developing ideas, building networks, or interacting with a local community. Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium to cover travel expenses, supplies or equipment. In addition, one of the three will be selected to create a piece for the community of Amherst County, Virginia, the rural location of VCCA, and for that, the artist will receive an two additional weeks at VCCA and an additional $2,500.

 

Fellowships for African-American and Latino Visual Artists and Composers

VCCA has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to subsidize four African-American and Latino visual artists and composers. The recipients of these fellowships will be awarded three- to five-week fellowships at VCCA. In addition to the fellowship, each recipient will receive $500 for travel expenses, supplies or equipment.

The dealine has passed for this fellowship.

 

Fellowships for Social Media Artists

VCCA broke ground with a new fellowship specifically for the emerging genre of social media artists. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA offered two fully-funded, six-week fellowships, including a $2,000 stipend, for artists using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. The fellowships allowed artists to explore ways to seamlessly integrate the social media platform into the work itself, thus finding new and compelling ways to use social media as a tool of self-expression.  

The deadline for applying was October 1, 2012. 

Collaboration with Cave Canem

With the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is partnering with Cave Canem, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African-American poets. This special program offers seven two-week residencies for African-American poets, allowing them to focus on their creative projects in the company of other African-American poets and other accomplished artists at VCCA’s Mt. San Angelo facility at the foot of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

This project was piloted in summer 2009 with Cave Canem poets Jacqueline Jones LeMon, Natasha Marin, and Lita Hooper. With the help of Cave Canem we will reach out to the community of African-American poets and build on the work of the Cave Canem retreat by allowing a group of poets to work alongside each other in a spirit of cooperation and mutual support.

Deadline was January 15, 2012.

Fellowships for Artists of Limited Economic Means

With the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering a fully funded residency and a stipend to four highly accomplished artists, allowing them to focus on their creative projects at VCCA's Mt. San Angelo facility at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The residencies will be offered in a peer-review process to artists who have never been in residence at VCCA. While in residence, the artists will be provided with a private bedroom, private studio and all prepared meals along with a stipend of $200. Artists will have no responsibilities or obligations other than to themselves and their creative work. The studios are maximized for artistic production: visual art studios are 400 to 600 square feet with skylights, ample wall space and excellent natural light; writers studios are outfitted with comfortable desks, ergonomic chairs, tables and easy chairs; composers studios have newly acquired, high quality grand pianos and/or electronic keyboards.

Applications may be downloaded from this website. Applicants for this fellowship should include the words NEA Fellowship prominently on their application and should include the first page of their 1040 tax form. Deadline was September 15, 2010.

Fellowships for Artists of Minority Ethnic Heritage

With the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering fully funded residencies and stipends for four highly accomplished artists, allowing them to focus on their creative projects at VCCA's Mt. San Angelo facility at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.  The residencies will be offered in a peer-review process to visual artists, writers, or composers who have never been in residence at VCCA. While in residence, the artists will be provided with a private bedroom, private studio and all prepared meals along with a stipend of $200. Artists will have no responsibilities or obligations other than to themselves and their creative work.

Applications may be downloaded from this website. Applicants for this fellowship should include the words NEA Fellowship prominently on their application. Deadline was September 15, 2010.