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Fellowship Opportunities at VCCA

We are putting out a call for artists! The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship and the Alonzo Davis Endowment for Fellowships are currently open for applicants. The deadline for both is January 15, 2018. To submit an application, please visit our Apply page.

The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship (est. 2016) is open to applicants working in all genres (creative writers, visual artists, and composers). The fellowship consists of a fully-funded two-week residency at VCCA. To be eligible, applicants must self-identify as LGBTQ.

VCCA Fellow Steven Petrow is a journalist and book author whose own work about LGBTQ issues found much support at VCCA over the past decade.

The Alonzo Davis Endowment for Fellowships annually supports two fully-funded residencies of two weeks each for highly accomplished American visual artists, creative writers, and composers of African or Latinx descent. For this Fellowship, the application deadline of January 15, 2018 is for residencies to take place between June 1, 2018 …

Two community events at VCCA this fall

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VCCA will have Open Studios from 4 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, Oct. 15th. This is a great opportunity to visit with some of our Fellows and learn what makes a VCCA residency so vital.

Then on November 4th, we will host volunteers for a half-day (9:30 AM to 2 PM) of work on our grounds as we head into the winter season. We hope you might be able to join us; the more the merrier, of course. Bring your gardening gloves and tools! For more: vcca.com.



VCCA's Instagram Postcard Contest 2017 Winners!

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We appreciate all the photos submitted by our Fellows! Entries for VCCA’s 2017 Instagram postcard contest closed on Aug. 31st. The winning first-place image was unveiled at the VCCA Fellows Reunion in New York City on September 15th.
We are most grateful to our renowned jurors, Langdon and Maude Schuyler Clay and VCCA Fellows Council vice-chair Amie Oliver, without whom this contest would not have been possible.
And the winners are…

PROGRAM EXTENDED: Collateral Reparations

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Funded by the NEA, Collateral Reparations: Military Veterans and the Redemptive Power of Artists Residencies supports fully-funded VCCA residencies for military veteran artists. In addition to the residency, each artist selected will receive a $1,000 honorarium.  This program has now been extended!
FINAL deadline for applications is September 15, 2017  for residencies to take place Between February 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018. The residencies, which are open to military veteran writers, visual artists and composers, will be at VCCA’s beautiful Mt. San Angelo facility nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Spanning two to four weeks, the residencies will allow the artists to spend time focusing on their creative work.
A residency at VCCA can be transformative, indeed, life-changing for individual artists, inspiring ideas, instilling confidence, stimulating production. Artists flock to VCCA from all corners of the earth finding the haven where they can tap into the rich ve…

Sabine van den Bergh named winner of Prix Résidence Moulin à Nef

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VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) in Amherst, Virginia, announced that an independent panel in Paris has selected photographer Sabine van den Bergh as the 2017 winner of the Prix Moulin à Nef. Van den Bergh holds an art degree from Arnhem in the Netherlands and has shown her work in exhibitions in Beaumont de Lomange and in Auvillar, France.
The Prix Résidence Moulin à Nef provides Van den Bergh with a month-long residency at VCCA in Virginia, where she will provided a private studio, private bedroom, and three prepared meals each day in a community of 25 writers, composers, and visual artists from across the US and around the world.Van den Bergh plans to be in residence in 2018.
As runner-up, visual artist Patrick Polidano of Saint Sulpice et Cameyrac will be awarded a month-long residency at VCCA’s Moulin à Nef Studio Center in Auvillar, France.His work has been exhibited in Bordeaux, Saint-Maixant, and Dijon, among other locations.He plans to be in residence in Auvillar in…