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 to Expect

Where your work is the main event.

Studios

Our studios are modest, comfortable spaces that are full of light and simply outfitted.

Gathering for Meals

At VCCA, meals are a wonderful place for conversation and the exchange of ideas and creative thoughts.

Our Community

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

Solitude

All Fellows enjoy a private bedroom and access to inspiring natural environments.

VCCA Impact

By the Numbers

6,000+
Fellows since 1971

40
U.S. states represented by our Fellows in 2018

14
Countries represented by our Fellows in 2018

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 2018
  • 14
    Countries represented by our Fellows in 2018
  • 400+
    Residencies per year
  • 50/50
    Intentional Mix of New & Returning Fellows