VCCA is currently accepting applications for residencies June - September 2018
Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship
The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship is open to applicants working in all genres (writers, visual artists, and/or composers) and consists of a fully-funded two-week residency at VCCA. This fellowship includes a private room, board, and an individual work studio. 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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