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 on your application in the Financial Contribution section.

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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.


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. 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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