Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency


The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) provides time and space for national and international writers, visual artists, and composers of talent and promise to bring forth their finest works, because the arts are vital, diversity is a strength, and creativity is essential.

Selected artists come to VCCA’s Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia or the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France for intense periods of creative work, free from the distractions of day-to-day life. During residencies lasting anywhere from two weeks to two months, VCCA Fellows enjoy private studios, private bedrooms, and meals. Whether sequestered in the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains or on the banks of the Garonne River in Southwest France, VCCA Fellows can work in concentrated solitude, then re-energize in the company of other artists.

VCCA Fellows are selected by peer review on the basis of professional achievement or promise of achievement in their respective fields. Separate review panels are created for each category (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting/screenwriting, performance, film/video, drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, installation art, music composition, cross-disciplinary art, etc.). Panelists undergo periodic review and rotate regularly to ensure VCCA admission decisions are guided by high caliber artists who represent a diversity of styles and tastes.

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Residency Location: Mt. San Angelo (Amherst, Virginia)
Scheduling Period: Winter 2023
Residencies Available: January 2 to April 31, 2023
Eligibility: Writers, visual artists, composers
Application Fee*: $30
Application deadline: May 15, 2022
Notification: sent by August 31, 2022

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