In response to COVID-19, VCCA has temporarily closed its doors to Fellows. We look forward to welcoming writers, visual artists, and composers back to Mt. San Angelo and Moulin à Nef as soon as we can. In the meantime, we will keep this page updated with new information and the latest answers to your questions as circumstances evolve.
Re: Scheduled Residencies
Our artist services team has been busy reaching out to those whose scheduled residencies have been affected by this closure. Those Fellows will be first in line to be rescheduled when we reopen.
For Fellows able to reschedule, any residency payments that have already been made would be applied to your newly scheduled residency. For those unable to return for a rescheduled residency, we ask you to consider converting those payments to a tax-deductible contribution to support VCCA during this unprecedented closure. Many Fellows have already generously taken that option instead of requesting a refund, and we can’t thank them enough.
Applications for VCCA residencies and fully-funded fellowships are temporarily closed.
Summer 2020 Scheduling Period: Those who submitted an application for the summer scheduling period at Mt. San Angelo will be considered for a residency within one year of the date of VCCA’s reopening. You will be contacted by VCCA when a date for reopening has been set and asked for your preferred dates of residency.
Fall 2020 Scheduling Period: Those who have applied for the upcoming fall scheduling period have not yet been reviewed and will therefore have their application fee refunded.
Re: Community Events
Our upcoming regular community events, including VCCA Salons at Sweet Briar College and Open Studios, are on hold until further notice.
Re: Spring Soirée
VCCA’s annual fundraising gala, originally scheduled to take place May 7, 2020 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, has been postponed. We thank Frankie and Steve Slaughter for their hard work as chairs and everyone who had already committed their support for the event. Several key sponsors have remained steadfast in their contributions despite the event’s uncertain future. We hope to announce a new date to celebrate.
Re: Supporting VCCA During the Closure
At VCCA we depend on donations for 60% of our budget and residency payments for 30%, with the remaining 10% coming from income from our small endowment. This closure will be very difficult for us financially. Any support you can give during this time will be most appreciated and will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.