Special Programs Now Accepting Applications

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.

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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.

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.

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 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

Established 2016
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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