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About the Fellowship

Initiated in 2005 and funded by the L.E.A.W. Family Foundation, the Montana Fellowship provides a fully-funded one-month residency for selected writers, visual artists, and composers from Montana in an effort to target underserved regions. 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.

Application Details

Eligibility: Writers, visual artists, and composers living in Montana

Residencies Available: January – April 2026
Length of Fellowship: One month

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

To be considered for the Montana Fellowship, simply complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia – Winter 2025.” Eligible applicants living in Montana will automatically be considered.

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

Previous Montana Fellows

Barbie Beaton
Jane Waggoner Deschner
Jamie Ford
Loren Graham
J.P. Grasser
Caroline Keys
Katie Knight
Yvonne Kunz
Melissa Kwasny
Megan McNamer
Caroline E. Patterson
Noellynn Pepos
Brandon Shimoda
Susanna Sonnenberg
Melissa Stephenson
Elizabeth Stone
Karla Theilen
Suzanne Truman