Admission to VCCA is a highly selective process based on a review of applications by peer review panels consisting of professional artists. Separate panels are created for each category (poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists). Panelists undergo a periodic review to ensure VCCA selections are made by the highest-caliber artists in each discipline. Panelists are rotated regularly.

VCCA has three distinct scheduling periods and accepts applications online on the following schedule:

Summer period
June to September Residencies
Application opens: October 1
Application deadline: January 15
Notification: sent by March 31

Fall period
October to January Residencies
Application opens: April 1
Application deadline: May 15
Notification: sent by July 31

Winter period
February to May Residencies
Application opens: June 1
Application deadline: September 15*
Notification: sent by November 30

*Moulin à Nef and international exchange deadline

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