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About the Fellowship

The Goldfarb Family Fellowship offers writers of creative nonfiction a fully-funded two-week VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo. The fellowship was established in 2000 through the generosity of writer, literary agent, and former VCCA Board Member Ronald Goldfarb and is sponsored by The Robert and Aida Goldfarb Art Law Literary Fund.

The residency includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and all meals provided in a community of cross-disciplinary artists.


Application Details

Eligibility: Writers of creative nonfiction

Residencies Available: January 2 – April 30, 2024
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks

Application Deadline: May 15, 2023
Application Fee*: $30
Notification by:
August 31, 2023

To be considered for a Goldfarb Family Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia – Winter 2024,” selecting your fellowship interest in Question 2.

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to vcca@vcca.com by May 10, 2023, to request an application fee waiver.


Previous Goldfarb Fellows

VCCA Fireplace Series 28: Goldfarb Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction Edition

Goldfarb Family Fund Fellowship Recipient Mako Yoshikawa

Inara Verzemnieks Wins 2011 Goldfarb Fellowship

E.J. Levy wins Flannery O’Conner Short Fiction Award