VCCA is supported through the partnership of the artists it serves and the donors who are committed to advancing creative work. We depend on accepted applicants to help offset the cost of their residencies to the best of their ability.
Mt. San Angelo
VCCA currently offers a number of fully-funded residencies annually at Mt. San Angelo. We are working to build our endowment, and our goal is to endow all of our residences. Meanwhile, artist per diem payments are vital to our ongoing operations.
The cost of a VCCA residency is $150 per artist/per day which includes an individual studio, private bedroom, private bath, and three meals each day. We ask you to contribute a minimum payment of $75 per day (half the cost of the residency) and welcome a per diem payment up to the full daily cost of $150 per day if you are able. Paying at least the minimum helps VCCA make improvements to the overall residency experience.
Artists are accepted to VCCA based on the quality of their work and not on their ability to pay. We distribute a generous amount of financial aid every year. If you are accepted and cannot pay at least $75 per day, VCCA will work with you in good faith to be sure you can come.
Moulin à Nef
The cost of a VCCA residency is $240 per artist/per day and includes a private bedroom, semi-private bath, an individual studio, and two meals each week. We require a minimum payment of $80 per day and welcome a per diem payment up to the full daily cost. There are limited partial scholarships available. If you are requesting to pay less than $80 per day, please submit a copy of your most recent tax return (1040 form) by October 1, to VCCA International Programs, 154 San Angelo Dr, Amherst, VA 24521 or via email.
The suggested per diem payment for international residencies is $75. If you are requesting to pay less than $75 per day, please submit a copy of your most recent tax return (1040 form) by October 1, to VCCA International Programs, 154 San Angelo Dr, Amherst, VA 24521 or via email.
Reductions are granted when a true need is demonstrated.
Application Fee Waivers
VCCA charges a $30 application fee to help offset our administrative costs of processing applications (e.g. SlideRoom licensing and submissions fees, staff hours, etc.). We understand this cost can be prohibitive to some prospective applicants, and we never want our application fee to prevent anyone from seeking a residency or fellowship opportunity with VCCA.
Please email email@example.com in advance of your application deadline if you need to arrange an application fee waiver.