Endowed Fellowships

Ann Elder Bestor Memorial Fellowship

Established in 2001 by VCCA Fellow and composer Charles Bestor as a tribute to his wife Ann Elder Bestor, this fund, when fully endowed, will support a two-week residency annually.


Jane Geuting Camp Fellowship

Established in 1988 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.


Columbus School for Girls Endowment

Established in 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.


Alonzo Davis Fellowship

Initiated by VCCA Fellow and former Board member Alonzo Davis in 2004, this fellowship has been established as an endowment to support writers, visual artists and composers who are American citizens of African or Latino descent.


The Goldfarb Family Fellowship

Established in 2000 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.


Eric M. and S. Phillip Heiner Endowed Residency

Established in 2005 and funded through the generosity of long-time supporter Frances Heiner of Lynchburg, Virginia, this residency supports a highly deserving artist each year.


Patricia & Jerre Mangione Fellowship Fund

Envisioned in 2003 by Fellows Patricia and Jerre Mangione, this Fellowship supports mature artists.


Endowed Memorials Fund

This endowment was established in 2002 and is supported by significant bequests to fund artist residencies.


The Karen Shea Silverman Endowed Fellowship

This endowed residency was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Fellow and Board member Karen Shea Silver­man of Charlottesville, Virginia, an artist and arts advocate.


Wachtmeister Award

Established in 2003, the Wachtmeister Award was originally called the VCCA Award for Excellence in the Arts. It is endowed by VCCA Board Member Linda Wachtmeister and administered by the Fellows Council. The Wachtmeister Award is presented annually to a promi­nent writer, visual artist or composer whose significant achievement in the arts is widely recognized.