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About the Award

Renowned visual artist and educator Alonzo Davis came to VCCA as a Fellow for the first time in 1995 through a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts to increase minority participation in artists residency programs. He was a member of the VCCA Fellows Council (1999-2003) and served as chair of that group. He joined the Board of Directors in 2004 and in 2007 challenged VCCA to create a permanent, fully-funded, two-week residency for outstanding American writers, visual artists, and composers of African or Latin American descent: the Alonzo Davis Fellowship.

Application Details

Eligibility: African-American and Latinx writers, visual artists, and composers

Application Opens: Oct. 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

Application Fee: $50
Notification by: March 31, 2021

Residencies Available: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks
Honorarium: $500

Previous Alonzo Davis Fellows

A Conversation with Alonzo Davis

VCCA Fellow and board member Rone Shavers caught up with Alonzo Davis in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two sat down across the virtual expanse to talk about Alonzo’s history with VCCA.