VCCA Fellows are selected by peer review on the basis of professional achievement or promise of achievement in their respective fields. Separate review panels are created for each category (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting/screenwriting, children’s literature, performance, film/video, book arts, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, music composition, etc.). Panelists undergo periodic review and rotate regularly to ensure VCCA admission decisions are guided by high caliber artists who represent a diversity of styles and tastes.
All VCCA residency and fellowship applications are accepted online via SlideRoom. The standard application fee is $30. If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, artists should reach out to Artists Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application fee waiver at least five days before the deadline.
A variety of fully-funded fellowship opportunities are available at each application deadline. In addition, significant financial assistance is available throughout the year.
See below for more information on scheduling periods and corresponding application deadlines.
Please note: As of June 2022, artists may be in residence at Mt. San Angelo only once every two years; returning Fellows must wait to reapply accordingly. The first question on the application for Mt. San Angelo residencies clarifies whether or not you are eligible to reapply for that period.