An international experience offers the opportunity to see your work within the context of a new culture. Writers, visual artists, and composers who have been in residence at VCCA may apply for our international exchange program. VCCA offers residencies at several locations in addition to our Moulin à Nef location in Southwest France.

Any Fellow who has participated in a VCCA international residency program within the last three years is NOT eligible to apply in the current year, with the exception of those who have participated in the Moulin à Nef program in France.

You may apply for as many programs as you wish. Each requires a separate application and fee. If you are selected for multiple programs, you must choose one program to attend.

Applications are accepted beginning June 1 each year. Deadline for applying is September 15. Notification by December 15.

For information on the cost of an international exchange residency, see Financial Information.

Salzburg, Austria

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A cultural exchange with the city of Salzburg, this six-week residency from August through mid-September, for a visual artist provides a combined studio and living space, as well as a stipend.

The Künstlerhaus is in the center of Salzburg and houses twenty-two studios for artists, and two other residential spaces. Knowledge of the German language is helpful but not essential. The experience can be somewhat solitary and Fellows are encouraged to bring a partner or friend and to inform themselves about the city before they arrive.

You can learn more about this location on their website.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre

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County Monaghan, Ireland
Located on the former estate of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, 70 miles from Dublin, this one-month residency, beginning September 7, 2020, rotates through the genres. In 2020, this residency is open to a visual artist.

The Centre has a residential program similar to VCCA, providing artists with private studios and prepared meals in the company of other visiting artists.

You can learn more about this location on their website.

Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus

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Schwandorf, Germany
Six-week residency opportunities, May 25 – July 3, 2020, are provided for four VCCA Fellows (two visual artists, a writer, and a composer). Private rooms, a shared living area, and kitchen are provided, as well as a daily stipend.

You can learn more about this location on their website.

Schloss Plüschow

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Mecklenburg, Germany
Four-week residency in April for a visual artist provides a large studio and adjacent apartment with bathroom and kitchen facilities in a 17th-century manor housing other artists’ studios near the Baltic Sea.

Fellows are responsible for their own shopping and meals. A car is not necessary but helpful. The solitary aspects of the residency allow for concentrated work. You may arrange for a friend or partner to stay with you for a small fee.

You can learn more about this location on their website.