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About the Fellowship

This VCCA fellowship is intended to support women artists (fiction writers, screenwriters, or visual artists) emerging in mid-life and beyond, whose creative paths, like Marian’s, may have been detoured or hindered by chronic health conditions or disabilities. In addition to a two-week residency at VCCA, the fellowship will include a stipend to help support the artist financially in order to be able to take this time away from her daily life and focus fully on her creative project.

Marian Treger’s lifelong friends collaborated to create this fellowship in honor of Marian’s unstoppable multifaceted creativity. You can help support this fellowship by donating via the online form below.

Fellowship Details

Eligibility: Female-identifying fiction writers, screenwriters, or visual artists, emerging in mid-life and beyond, whose creative paths may have been detoured or hindered by chronic health conditions or disabilities

Residencies Available: September 1 – December 31, 2023
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks
Stipend: $400

Application Opens: October 1, 2022
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2023
Application Fee*:$30
Notification by:
April 30, 2023

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to by January 10, 2023, to request an application fee waiver.

About Marian Treger

Marian was a talented writer, screenwriter, and visual artist whose profound health challenges interfered with her ability to fully immerse herself and gain the acclaim she deserved in the creative world. As an undergraduate, Marian was a passionate fiction writer who turned her talents to screenwriting in her 20s and won a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award while pursuing her master’s at UCLA. When she became sick with chronic fatigue syndrome she was unable to continue her career in screenwriting. Nevertheless, her creative spirit endured, finding new ways to manifest itself. As energy and health allowed, she cartooned, drew, made collages, became a jeweler, and wrote short fiction and memoirs.

Donate to This Fellowship Fund

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please send checks to Mt. San Angelo.

Attn: Development
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, VA 24521

Checks should be made out to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and include “Marian Treger Fellowship for Enduring Creativity” on the memo line.

Donate Online

Donations made using this form will go to support the Marian Treger Fellowship for Enduring Creativity: