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Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, VCCA is proud to offer a rotating selection of fully-funded fellowships at each of our three annual application deadlines (January 15, May 15, and September 15).

At each deadline, applicants will be considered for a VCCA residency and as many fully-funded fellowships for which they are eligible; only one application with a single application fee is required per deadline.

Financial Assistance: In addition to the fully-funded fellowships listed on this page, significant financial assistance is available throughout the year. All eligible applicants demonstrating financial need are considered for financial aid funding to help cover the cost of their residency.

Application Fee Waivers: If the application fee presents a hardship, applicants should reach out to Artists Services at vcca@vcca.com to request an application fee waiver at least 5 days before the application deadline.

Please Note: Fellowship details are subject to change as funding priorities shift and new opportunities become available.

Browse current fully-funded fellowship opportunities by deadline below:

Applications Open June 1

Deadline: September 15

The following fully-funded fellowships are available for the Summer 2023 residency period at Mt. San Angelo.


50th Anniversary Fellowships for Artists of Color

Eligibility: Artists of color who have not previously been in residence at VCCA
Opportunity:
Fully-funded residency of up to two-week at Mt. San Angelo 
Residency available: May 1 – August 31, 2023


Christina Chiu AAPI Writers Fellowship

Eligibility: AAPI writers
Opportunity:
Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo 
Residency available: May 1 – August 31, 2023


SSG & AC Edwards Fellowship

Eligibility: Native American visual artists and/or female-identifying visual artists
Opportunity: Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: May 1 – August 31, 2023


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Fellowship

Eligibility: MICA faculty with at least three years of service
Opportunity: Fully-funded two- or three-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: May 1 – August 31, 2023


Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship

Eligibility: Poets
Opportunity: Fully-funded three-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: May 1 – August 31, 2023


Anne Spencer Fellowship

Eligibility: Composers of African American descent
Opportunity: Fully-funded one-month residency at Mt. San Angelo; $1,500 honorarium
Residency available: May 1 – August 31, 2023


The following fully-funded fellowship is available for the 2023 residency period at Le Moulin à Nef.


The Spiral Shell Fellowship

Eligibility: Writers who are VCCA Fellows
Opportunity:
Fully-funded residency of up to two-week at Le Moulin à Nef
Residency available: March 13 – November 17, 2023

Applications Open October 1

Deadline: January 15

The following fully-funded fellowships are expected to be offered for the Fall 2023 residency period at Mt. San Angelo.


50th Anniversary Fellowships for Artists of Color

Eligibility: Artists of color who have not previously been in residence at VCCA
Opportunity:
Fully-funded residency of up to two-week at Mt. San Angelo 
Residency available: September 1 – December 31, 2023


Alonzo Davis Fellowship

Eligibility: American writers, visual artists, and composers of African or Latin American descent
Opportunity: Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo; $500 honorarium
Residency available: September 1 – December 31, 2023


Sara Pennypacker Fellowship

Eligibility: Composers of music for children
Opportunity: Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo; $500 stipend
Residency available: September 1 – December 31, 2023


Steven Petrow LGBTQ+ Fellowship

Eligibility: Writers in any genre who self-identify as LGBTQ+
Opportunity: Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: September 1 – December 31, 2023


Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship

Eligibility: Poets
Opportunity: Fully-funded three-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: September 1 – December 31, 2023


Marian Treger Fellowship for Enduring Creativity

Eligibility: Female-identifying fiction writers, screenwriters, or visual artists, emerging in mid-life and beyond, whose creative paths may have been detoured or hindered by chronic health conditions or disabilities
Opportunity: Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo; $400 stipend
Residency available: September 1 – December 31, 2023

Applications Open February 1

Deadline: May 15

The following fully-funded fellowships are expected to be available for the Winter 2024 residency period at Mt. San Angelo.


Barbara Crooker Caregiving Fellowship

Eligibility: Artists in any discipline who are caregivers to an ill or disabled spouse, child, or other family member
Opportunity:
Fully-funded residency of up to two-week at Mt. San Angelo 
Residency available: January 2 – April 30, 2024


Harry D. Forsyth Fellowship for the Visual Arts

Eligibility: Sweet Briar College alumnae demonstrating exceptional ability and commitment in the visual arts
Opportunity:
Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo with $100 travel stipend
Residency available: January 2 – April 30, 2024


Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship

Eligibility: African American and Latinx visual artists
Opportunity:
Fully-funded two-week or one-month residency at Mt. San Angelo; $1,000 honorarium
Residency available: January 2 – April 30, 2024


Goldfarb Family Fellowship

Eligibility: Writers of creative nonfiction
Opportunity:
Fully-funded two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: January 2 – April 30, 2024


Montana Fellowship

Eligibility: Writers, visual artists, and composers living in Montana
Opportunity: Fully-funded one-month residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: January 2 – April 30, 2024


Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship

Eligibility: Poets
Opportunity: Fully-funded three-week residency at Mt. San Angelo
Residency available: January 2 – April 30, 2024