Thursday, August 24, 2017

PROGRAM EXTENDED: Collateral Reparations

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 veins of creativity found deep within themselves, bringing forth the literature, visual art and music that bear the truth, beauty and mystery of the human heart and which will embellish lives for many generations to come.

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

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 April 2018.

Each year, the Prix Moulin à Nef is awarded to a visual artist from the Midi-Pyrénées or Aquitaine regions of France.  Artists interested in applying should contact Cheryl Fortier, Resident Director of VCCA’s Moulin à Nef (