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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) plans to reopen for Summer 2021 residencies at Mt. San Angelo. In the meantime, we’re staying active with a variety of virtual initiatives.


About VCCA


Since 1971, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) has provided uninterrupted time and space for artists to produce the finest works of literature, visual art, and music. VCCA hosts over 400 Fellows each year at two locations: Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst, Virginia, and the Moulin à Nef, in Auvillar France.

At VCCA, I had everything I needed. I was completely unhindered. As I said to many other Fellows during my stay, "If you can’t produce here, you can’t produce."
-Stephen Kennamer, composer

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What's new at VCCA

What to Expect

Where your work is the main event.

Studios

Light-filled, simply-outfitted, and climate controlled private studios offer maximized wall space, desks or working surface, sinks for visual artists, and pianos for composers.

Our Community

Enjoy the company of other talented artists and be surrounded by inspiring work.

Gathering for Meals

Meals are a time for conversation and the exchange of ideas within and across disciplines.

Solitude

All Fellows enjoy a private bedroom, private studio, and inspiring natural surroundings.

VCCA Impact

By the Numbers

6,000+
Fellows since 1971

40
U.S. states represented by our Fellows in 2019

15
Countries and territories represented by our Fellows in 2019

400+
Residencies per year

50/50
Intentional Mix of New & Returning Fellows
  • 6,000+
    Fellows since 1971
  • 40
    U.S. states represented by our Fellows in 2019
  • 15
    Countries and territories represented by our Fellows in 2019
  • 400+
    Residencies per year
  • 50/50
    Intentional Mix of New & Returning Fellows