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About the Fellowship

Established in 1999, the Harry D. Forsyth Fellowship is awarded to a Sweet Briar College alumna who has demonstrated exceptional ability and commitment in the area of visual arts. Applicants need not have been a studio art major during their time at Sweet Briar College, or to have graduated from Sweet Briar; however, they should currently be pursuing creative work in the visual arts. The criteria for selection are achievement or promise of achievement as evaluated by review of work samples, references, and resume.

The fellowship offers a fully-funded two-week residency with a travel stipend of up to $100. The VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and meals in a community of cross-disciplinary artists. Located right across Highway 29, Sweet Briar College’s gym, library, and dining hall are available to Fellows in residence at Mt. San Angelo.

Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility: Sweet Briar College alumnae demonstrating exceptional ability and commitment in the visual arts

Residencies Available: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Length of Fellowship:
Two weeks
Travel Stipend:
 $100

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Application Fee: $50
Notification by: July 31, 2021

To be considered for a Forsyth Fellowship, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia,” selecting your fellowship interest in the first question.

Artists who have previously received support through this program will not be considered eligible to receive another Forsyth Fellowship for four years following a supported residency.


Previous Forsyth Fellows

Elizabeth Sauder
Jane M. Rabadi
Susan Crowder
Brienna Ardath
MaryLea Martin
Betsy Cunningham Morgan
Laura Elkins
Stephanie Woolsey
Kristin Herzog
Susan McDonald
Catherine Peek
Maryam Rasoulian
Katie Aki Holloway