About the Award
Established in 2016 and first awarded in 2017, the Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship is open to writers, visual artists, and composers who self-identify as LGBTQ. This juried fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis, and the selection is made based on the quality of the submitted work. The Petrow Fellowship provides a fully-funded, two-week residency at Mt. San Angelo, which includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and meals in a community of cross-disciplinary artists.
Eligibility: Writers, visual artists, and composers who self-identify as LGBTQ
Application Opens: October 15, 2020
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Application Fee: $50
Notification by: March 31, 2021
Residencies Available: July 1 – September 30, 2021
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks
To be considered for a Steven Petrow Fellowship, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies,” selecting your fellowship interest in the first question.
About Steven Petrow
Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility. He’s the author of five books, including Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners. His 2019 TED Talk (“3 Ways to Practice Civility”) has more than 1.6 million views, and his forthcoming book, Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I’m Old, will be published in 2021. Steven’s work has been published in Time, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. Much of his work over the past decade has taken place at VCCA; he is grateful for the time, space, and magic at Mt. San Angelo and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, Steven was the president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. He lives in Hillsborough, N.C.