VCCA is currently accepting applications for residencies February 2015 - May 2015
Deadline to apply is September 15, 2014
When applying for a Special Program, please be sure to note which fellowship you are applying for on your application.
The Bama Works Fund supports fellowships at VCCA for artists currently living in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. On your application, please note your county of residence and that you are applying for a Bama Works Fellowship.
Since 2000, the Berkley Foundation has supported dozens of residencies of Fellows from the greater Charlottesville region. On your application, please note your county of residence and that you are applying for a J & E Berkley Fellowship.
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship
Thanks to a grant from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, VCCA is offering a fully funded two-week residency for an African American painter or sculptor at VCCA, the internationally acclaimed working artists retreat nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The residency will be offered in a peer-review process to visual 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 in the company of two dozen other artists. On your application, please note that you are applying for a J & N Gelman Fellowship.
This fellowship funds a two-week residency for a playwright, screenwriter or filmmaker whose work celebrates the behind-the-scenes story of an activist striving to make his or her vision of a more perfect world a reality. The work will capture the powerful and positive changes effected by inspiring social activists such as Martin Luther King, or engage a social issue in an uplifting way as Randy Shilts did with Harvey Milk. On your application, please note that you are applying for a Komaki Fellowship.
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.
Since 2003, through its Creative Fellowships Program, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has supported fully funded residencies for up to four artists each year from four of the mid-Atlantic states. Currently, eligibility is one artist from each of the following: New York, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. On your application, please note that you are applying for a MAAF Fellowship.
Originally called the VCCA Award for Excellence in the Arts, this award is endowed by VCCA board member Linda Wachtmeister and administered by the Fellows Council. The 2015 Wachtmeister Award will be given to a 3-D artist, sculptor or installation artist. Applicants must have worked professionally for at least 15 years and have demonstrated substantial achievements in their field, including a significant record of exhibition and/or performance of their work. Artists who have previously been in residence at VCCA are not eligible.
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