Special Programs Now Accepting Applications

VCCA is currently accepting applications for residencies October 2017 - January 2018

Deadline to apply is May 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.

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Alonzo Davis Fellowship

Established 2004

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.

Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band
of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF)

Thanks to a grant from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, Charlottesville area artists’ residencies were partially subsidized.  The Bama Works Fund supports writers, composers and visual artists from the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Nelson.

The J & E Berkley Foundation

Since 2000, thanks to a grant from The J & E Berkley Foundation, Charlottesville area artists’ residencies were partially subsidized.  The Berkley Foundation supports writers, composers and visual artists from the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Nelson, Rockingham, Augusta, and Madison.

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.

The Goldfarb Family Fund
Established 2000

Provided through the generosity of writer, literary agent and former Board member Ronald Goldfarb, The Robert and Aida Goldfarb Art Law Literary Fund sponsors a fully funded two-week fellowship and is given annually to the top creative non-fiction applicant. This residency is given each year during the Fall scheduling period.

Komaki Fellowship
Established 2010

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.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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.

Montana Fellowship 

Fully-funded one-month residency. Initiated in 2005 and funded by the L.E.A.W. Family Foundation of Missoula, Montana, this effort provides residencies for selected artists, writers and composers from Montana in an effort to target underserved regions. Applications are accepted at tthe May 15th deadline.

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. 

 

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