The Fellows Council serves as a point of communication between Fellows and the VCCA board and staff. It also administers the Wachtmeister Award for Excellence in the Arts, awarded biennially to an artist whose achievement is widely recognized. The award rotates among a writer, a visual artist and a composer. The Council is composed of 10 to 12 Fellows working in a variety of disciplines. Members serve four-year terms.

Current Fellows Council Members

Executive Committee
Amie Oliver, visual artist – Richmond, Virginia
Christina Chiu, writer – New York, New York
Rone Shavers, writer – Albany, New York

David Ebenbach, fiction writer – Washington, DC
Christine Hiebert, visual artist – Brooklyn, New York
Burcu Koray, writer/filmmaker – Istanbul, Turkey
Shawn Qaissaunee, composer – Wilmington, Delaware
Isaac Rahmim, nonfiction writer –  Claremont, California
Judith Shatin, composer – Charlottesville, Virginia
Tanja Softic, Visual Artist – Richmond, Virginia
Lex Williford, Writer – El Paso, Texas
Evan Williams, Composer – Memphis, Tennessee