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About the Fellowship

Supported by the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, this fellowship provides visual artists of African American or Latin American descent with a fully-funded two-week or one-month residency. 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.

Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility: African American and Latinx visual artists

Residencies Available: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks or one month

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

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


Previous Gelman Fellows

Artist Interview With Veronica Jackson

VCCA was pleased to serve as a backdrop for an interview with visual artist Veronica Jackson for PBS’s The Art Scene, filmed in January 2020 while Veronica was in residence at VCCA as a recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship.

Lisa Beane’s Unflinching Gaze

Thanks to

Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation

“The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation is funded by Jacques and Natasha Gelman who were world-renowned twentieth century art collectors. The mission of the Foundation is to provide support for emerging visual artists and the arts. To this end, the Foundation has supported and continues to support museums, exhibitions, art scholarships, inner city outreach programs for high school students, studio space and public art.”

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