Below is a list of the fully funded fellowships available for the current deadline. Most funded fellowships are handled through our regular residency application process. Please select the fellowship you would like to be considered for in question one of your application.

Collateral Reparations: Artist Residencies for Military Veterans

The NEA-funded Collateral Reparations: Artist Residencies for Military Veterans program provides a fully-funded residency, three to five weeks in length, to military veteran writers, visual artists, and composers, enabling them to bring forth works that inform, challenge and nourish our culture. As part of their residency, each Collateral Reparations Fellow will present their work to a community audience at a venue arranged by VCCA.

Honorarium: $1,000

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship

Since 2003, through its Creative Fellowships Program, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports a fully funded one-month residency for artists each year from the mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently, eligibility is for one artist from each of the following: New York, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. All applicants from these mid-Atlantic states considered for this fellowship.

The Anne Spencer Fellowship

The Anne Spencer Fellowship honors Anne Spencer, noted poet, teacher, civil rights activist, librarian, gardener, and longtime resident of Lynchburg, Virginia. The Anne Spencer Fellowship provides a fully-funded one-month residency and rotates annually between the genres served at VCCA. As part of their residency, each Anne Spencer Fellow will participate in another community-based activity to be coordinated with the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation Inc.

Applications are open to African-American visual artists, both locally and nationally. This juried fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and the selection will be made based on the quality of the work.

Honorarium: $1500

Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Fellowship

The Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and the Archibald Cason Edwards Fellowship provides an annual two-week residency for women painters ages twenty-five and older, with a preference to be given to Native American painters.

Prix Résidence Moulin à Nef

This fellowship is for a residency at Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia for artists living in the Occitan or New Aquitaine regions of France.

Le VCCA offre un séjour artistique dans l’Etat de Virginie, USA à un artiste (plasticien) des régions Occitanie ou Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Date limite de dépôt de candidature: le 15 septembre.

Le nom de l’artiste sélectionné sera publié le 31 octobre.

Le VCCA, résidence d’artistes située aux pieds des Montagnes « Blue Ridge » dans le centre de l’Etat de Virginie, ouvre ses portes à un artiste de l’une ou l’autre des deux Régions Aquitaine et Midi-Pyrénées.

Les artistes professionnels du Sud-Ouest sont ainsi invités à présenter leur candidature à un séjour artistique gratuit au VCCA, qui est, parmi les Résidences d’artistes, l’une des plus respectées au monde. Au VCCA, des artistes viennent créer loin de toute agitation et sans être dérangés par les contraintes de la vie quotidienne.

L’artiste sélectionné bénéficiera d’un séjour d’un mois durant lequel seront mis à sa disposition : un atelier personnel, une chambre privée et trois repas par jour. Il sera en résidence avec vingt-quatre autres artistes, écrivains et compositeurs venant des Etats-Unis où d’autres pays du Monde. Le VCCA se trouve en pleine campagne, à moins d’une heure de route de Monticello la fameuse résidence de Thomas Jefferson. Parmi les villes proches se trouvent : Lynchburg, à 25 kilomètres, Charlottesville, à 80 km, et Washington, DC, à 240 km.

Tous les repas et le logement sont inclus, cependant l’artiste invité devra prendre en charge son voyage aller -retour en Virginie ainsi que toutes ses dépenses personnelles.

SBC/VCCA Teaching Fellowship

The Center for Creativity, Design, and the Arts, a partnership between VCCA and Sweet Briar College, seeks a cross-genre team of two artists to teach an interdisciplinary, collaborative three-week course on the use of technology in the creation of art, including conceptual, visual, or performance art, during Sweet Briar’s three-week short session in Spring 2020. The course runs Tuesday, April 21 to Monday, May 11. Compensation includes a fully-funded four-week residency at VCCA to overlap with the course dates and a stipend of $5,000.

The application deadline is September 6, 2019. Notification date is October 1.

For more information about the course, see this detailed description.

Gazebo Restoration Fellowship

The Gazebo Restoration Fellowships are two fully-funded spring 2020 residencies lasting from four to six weeks and include a private bedroom, separate studio, and all meals in a community of 25 visual artists, writers, and composers.

Gazebo Restoration Fellows will be expected to work half of their residency time on the gazebo restoration project and the other half on their own creative endeavors. The restoration work will entail replacing stair treads and decking, milling replacement balustrades while restoring those still in fair condition, and replacing all newel posts, in addition to small wooden elements of the cupola. Sanding, scraping, caulking and sealing of all surfaces will be done before painting. All work will be done under the direction of a professional preservation craftsman.

Candidates for these fellowships must have demonstrated proficiency in woodworking and finish carpentry, in addition to meeting the criteria of artistic achievement or promise of achievement. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2019.

Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship

The Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship is a fully-funded, three-week residency for poets. All poetry applicants will be considered for this Fellowship. The September deadline is for residencies between February 1 and May 31, 2020.

Golden Helping Hand Fellowship

The Sam and Marion Golden Helping Hand Fellowship, available to writers, visual artists, and composers from the Roanoke Valley Virginia area, including Roanoke, Craig, Botetourt and Franklin counties as well as the independent cities of Roanoke and Salem. These residencies can be from one to three weeks in length. Please be sure to include your county of residence on your application. Everyone from the supported areas will be considered for this Fellowship.