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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 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 three meals a day 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.

Application Details

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

Residencies Available: January – April 2026
Length of Fellowship:
Two weeks
Travel Stipend:

Application Opens: February 1, 2025
Application Deadline:
May 15, 2025
Application Fee*: $30
Notification by: August 31, 2025

To be considered for a Forsyth Fellowship, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia – Winter 2025,” selecting your fellowship interest in Question 2.

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.

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to by May 10, 2025, to request an application fee waiver.

Previous Forsyth Fellows

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