Special Programs Now Accepting Applications

VCCA is currently accepting applications for residencies February - May 2017

Deadline to apply is September 15, 2016

When applying for a Special Program, please be sure to note which fellowship you are applying for on your application in the Financial Contribution section.

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Columbus School for Girls Endowment
Established 2003

The Elizabeth Ireland Graves Founda­tion funds fellowships for artists who have been students or faculty at the Columbus School for Girls in Co­lumbus, Ohio. The fund may also be used for other Fellows.


Jane Geuting Camp Fellowship

Established 1988

Established in memory of former VCCA President Jane Camp and endowed by her family and the James L. Camp Foundation, this fellowship provides residencies for outstanding artists.


Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Endowment for Fellowships

Established 2013

Writer and VCCA Fellow Mary D. Edwards has funded this endowed fellowship in honor of her parents, Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards. Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards was a professor of biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Archibald Cason Edwards, a Greek and Latin Major at Harvard, was a businessman who published stories in Prairie Schooner.

Edwards established this fellowship to fully fund an annual two-week residency for women painters ages twenty-five and older, with a preference to be given to Native American painters. The first of these residencies will be awarded in Fiscal Year 2016.


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.


NEA Fellowship for Military Veterans

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering fully funded residencies for five artists (writers, visual artists and/or comnposers) who are military veterans. Spanning two to four weeks between October 2016 and May 2017, these fellowships include a private room, board and an indivudual studio. Each artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium for travel and/or supplies.


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