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About the Award

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), VCCA is offering three- to five-week fully-funded residencies for U.S. military veteran artists. 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. Each veteran artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium for travel and/or supplies.

Application Details

Eligibility: U.S. military veteran writers, visual artists, and composers

Application Opens: October 15, 2020
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Application Fee:
Notification by:
March 31, 2021

Residencies Available: July 1 – September 30, 2021
Length of Fellowship: Three to five weeks

To be considered for an NEA Fellowship for Military Veterans, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies,” selecting your fellowship interest in the first question.

Previous NEA Veteran Fellows

T.J. Anderson, III:

“The residency presented me with the opportunity to continue work on a project involving my ancestors who came from Lynchburg and Amherst County. I took advantage of the VCCA’s close proximity to several places that were helpful in terms of my work. I spent time during archival research at the Amherst Historical Society, and The Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, in addition to visiting the Monacan Tribal Museum, and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Thinking about the work also occurred away from museums and libraries. I used the time to walk the land, read, and connect with these lost voices through my practice as a musician, as well as a poet. The opportunity to converse with other artists was invaluable.”

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