Over the course of a temporarily closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCCA stayed active with virtual events, community newsletters, and more.
“Virtual VCCA” has come to mean many things since its inception of April 2020. In the name of online connectivity, we launched a live video event series, established an online community platform, found new ways to highlight Fellows’ work, and more.
A Community Newsletter: Wednesday Lemonade/Cider
As a nod to the in-person gatherings that traditionally take place among Fellows in residence and staff at Mt. San Angelo over lemonade (or cider, when the weather turns cold), this newsletter hits inboxes at 4:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
An Online Community: Virtual VCCA
Powered by Mighty Networks, “Virtual VCCA” is a private online community platform where members can start private chats, share work, post online events, and more. Fellows, donors, and friends are invited to participate.
VCCA Fellows Bookshop
VCCA created a Bookshop affiliate page as an easy way to collect, highlight, and support new work by VCCA Fellows whose book launches, readings, signings, tours, and other events that were canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. The page lives on as a place to highlight new books by Fellows.
VCCA Fireplace Series
Established in the spirit of the sharing of work that takes place among VCCA Fellows after dinner in front of the fireplace at Mt. San Angelo, this live video event series featured regular presentations by VCCA Fellows (writers, visual artists, and/or composers).
It was a joy to share the music of composers who are part of the VCCA community. From July 2020 to December 2021, this monthly project featured 96 musical pieces by 88 VCCA Fellows in 16 composer playlists.
VCCA Zoom Backgrounds
We put together a collection of photos from Mt. San Angelo and Le Moulin à Nef that are formatted to use as virtual backgrounds in Zoom meetings: