VCCA is currently accepting applications for residencies June - September 2017
Deadline to apply is January 15, 2017
When applying for a Special Program, please be sure to note which fellowship you are applying for in question 1. of the application form.
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.
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship
Thanks to a grant from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, we are offering three fully funded residencies plus a $500 honorarium to African American and/or Latino visual artists at VCCA.
Funded by VCCA Fellow Judi Komaki, 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.
Since 2003, through its Creative Fellowships Program, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports a fully funded one-month residency for artists each year from the mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently, eligibility is for one artist from each of the following: New York, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia.
NEA Fellowship for Military Veterans
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering fully funded residencies for military veteran artists (writers, visual artists and/or composers). The four-week residencies must be taken between June and December 2017. The fellowships include a private room, board and an individual studio. Each artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium for travel and/or supplies.
Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship
The inaugural Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship will be open to applicants working in all genres (writers, visual artists, and/or composers) and consists of a fully-funded two-week residency at VCCA. To be eligible applicants must self-identify as LGBTQ. Steven Petrow is a journalist and book author whose own work about LGBTQ issues found much support at VCCA over the past decade.
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