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About the Award

Supported by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, this fellowship provides photographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. with a fully-funded two-week residency. The VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with en-suite bath, a separate individual studio (as well as access to VCCA’s darkroom), and three meals a day in a community of cross-disciplinary artists.

Founded in 2009, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation helps fund important endeavors promoting photographic education and documentary photography across the United States. Its goal is to raise awareness of and appreciation for the field of photography, and for the photographers themselves.

Applications Details

Eligibility: Photographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Residencies Available: May 1 – August 31, 2025
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks

Application Opens: June 1, 2024
Application Deadline: September 15, 2024
Application Fee*: $30
Notification by: December 31, 2024

To be considered for a Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation Fellowship in Photography, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia – Summer 2025,” selecting your fellowship interest in Question 2.

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to by September 10, 2024, to request an application fee waiver.