current vermont studio center fellowships - deadline: February 15th, 2015


open to ALL:

25 VERMONT STUDIO CENTER fellowships open to all artists and writers, based entirely on merit, for residencies scheduled July 2015 - April 2016.

 In addition to these awards, we are offering the following special fellowships for visual artists and writers:


Fellowships for Visual artists

Artists Supporting Artists Fellowships

Two fellowships for emerging visual artists, supported by the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, to provide a VSC residency and the unique opportunity of focused mentorship with artist Nari Ward, who will visit the selected fellows during their month-long residencies in 2015.

Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships

Two fellowships open to Native American visual artists living in the U.S., based on the strength and quality of their work.  This award includes a $500 travel stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: These awards are for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian visual artists. Please identify your tribal affiliation and include a brief artist statement (300 words or less) about your work and your plans for a VSC residency. 

#Giving Tuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship

A new offering for any artist or writer who has previously attended a VSC residency, made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends.

Zeta Orionis Fellowship

One fellowship for a female painter, age 45 or older, living and working in the U.S. Award based on merit.

Civil Society Institute Fellowship

One fellowship for a minority artist with demonstrable financial need from an east coast city. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants.  This award also includes a $500 travel stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This fellowship is open to east coast minority artists. To be considered, be sure to complete the cultural background portion of VSC’s application and include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.). Preference will be given to those artists with current addresses in the New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore areas.

The Swan Fellowship

One fellowship for an interdisciplinary artist who paints and writes.

ELIGIBILITY: This fellowship is open to interdisciplinary artists with proficiency in both painting and creative writing. To be considered for this award, please attach EITHER a set of slides/images and a CV that demonstrates creative writing publications OR a creative writing work sample and a CV that reflects a history of painting exhibitions.

Concordia University Fellowships

2 fellowships open to full-time faculty, graduate and undergraduate students with at least 30 credits in the Department of Studio Arts:

  • Charles C. Gurd Artist Residency Awards for Concordia University
  • Concordia University Fine Arts Residency Award  

ELIGIBILITY: The following members in the Department of Studio Arts are eligible for the two Fellowships:  students currently enrolled in a course of study leading to a BFA in the Department of Studio Arts who has completed at least 30 credits, graduate students currently enrolled in the MFA program, full-time faculty in the Department of Studio Arts (including tenure track, tenured ETA/LTA). Applicants may be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or international students.

Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowships

10 fellowships open to all active visual and performing artists and writers with a demonstrable commitment to contemplative practice. Tending Space fellowships offer artists the time and space to explore the intersection of arts practice and contemplative practice. Fellows receive support for up to a month of residential meditation retreat, an arts program, two weeks of dedicated studio time at the Vermont Studio Center (or another setting, for performing artists), and a stipend for expenses. During the six-month fellowship period, fellows will work with two mentors, a professional artist in their field, and a meditation teacher. Please visit hemerafoundation.org for more information.

Boston University Fellowship

A two-week fellowship for a Boston University Fine Arts alumni who has graduated within the last 10 years.

 

FELLOWSHIPS FOR writers

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships

Three fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need. These fellowships, given in honor of the literary and philanthropic legacy of the poet James Merrill and supported by the Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation, each include a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, be sure to include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.).

Zoland Poetry Fellowships

Two awards open to writers, based entirely on merit:

  • One fellowship open to all poets
  • One fellowship open to all fiction writers
#Giving Tuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship

A new offering for any artist or writer who has previously attended a VSC residency, made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends.

Voices Rising Fellowship

This fellowship is for an African American woman fiction writer with demonstrable financial need. Given in honor of women writers of color such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston, whose voices have inspired so many, this award also comes with a $2,000 stipend to help offset costs associated with the residency, such as travel, childcare, lost wages, rent, etc.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, be sure to complete the cultural background portion of VSC’s application and include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.).

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Fellowship

One fellowship for a writer who is a current member of ALSCW.

Helen Zell Residency Fellowships

Two fellowships for Helen Zell Writers’ Program candidates in poetry between their first and second year in the MFA program at the University of Michigan.

The Swan Fellowship

One fellowship for an interdisciplinary artist who paints and writes.

ELIGIBILITY: This fellowship is open to interdisciplinary artists with proficiency in both painting and creative writing. To be considered for this award, please attach EITHER a set of slides/images and a CV that demonstrates creative writing publications OR a creative writing work sample and a CV that reflects a history of painting exhibitions.

UMass Amherst Alumni Fellowship in Poetry

A two-week residency fellowship for alumni of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is for poets who are graduates of the MFA for Poets and Writers, so please indicate that you are an alum of the UMass Amherst program via the Education and CV portions of the application.

Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowships

10 fellowships open to all active visual and performing artists and writers with a demonstrable commitment to contemplative practice. Tending Space fellowships offer artists the time and space to explore the intersection of arts practice and contemplative practice. Fellows receive support for up to a month of residential meditation retreat, an arts program, two weeks of dedicated studio time at the Vermont Studio Center (or another setting, for performing artists), and a stipend for expenses. During the six-month fellowship period, fellows will work with two mentors, a professional artist in their field, and a meditation teacher. Please visit hemerafoundation.org for more information.





OTHER RESOURCES

The Vermont Studio Center is proud to offer nearly $1.4 million annually in fellowships, grant assistance, and work-exchange to make residencies possible for nearly 700 artists and writers each year. In addition, there are other sources of support that are not available to VSC but to which you might apply to help fund your residency, such as your local and state arts councils, faculty enrichment grants for university employees, etc.

Here is a partial list of resources outside of the Studio Center’s fellowships, grants, and aid (in PDF format):

Funding Resources for Artists & Writers (2014)

Please let us know if you are aware of organizations or programs that support artists and writers. We would love to grow this list of opportunities and will update it annually.


October 1st, 2014 VSC Fellows

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) Fellowships

Deborah Adams-Welles, Painting, CO
Joseph Bochynski, Sculpture, RI
Melissa Febos, Non-fiction, NY 
Raphael Fenton-Spaid, Painting, PA
Ryan Gallant , Sculpture, CA 
Molly Gallentine, Non-fiction, NJ 
Michael Gellatly, Painting, FL
Gary Hawkins, Poetry, NC 
Cherie Jones, Fiction, Barbados 
Yukari Kaihori, Painting, New Zealand
Emily Noelle Lambert, Printmaking, NY 
Liane Lang, Sculpture, United Kingdom
Kerrin McCadden, Poetry, VT 
Anne Muntges, Sculpture, NY
Eve Nikolova, Photography, NY
Michael Peterson, Poetry, OH 
Ryan Pfeiffer, Painting, IL
Pat Phillips, Painting, LA 
Rosa Rankin-Gee, Poetry, France 
Leah Rosenberg, Sculpture, CA
David Shannon-Lier, Photograhy, AZ 
Charlie Smith, Sculpture, NY
Sanderia Smith, Fiction, TX 
James Southard, Photography, KY
Rebecca Walz, Painting, IL

Clowes Fund Fellowships

Luke Armitstead, Painting, WA
Rachelle Beaudoin, Video, Performance, NH
Akiko Jackson, Sculpture, MA
Kristy Hughes, Printmaking, IN

Artist’s Resource Trust Fellowships

Wilhelm Neusser, Painting, MA

Ohio Arts Council Fellowships

Michael Loderstedt, Printmaking, OH
Ann Cooper Albright, Non-fiction, OH

Civil Society Institute Fellowship

Joanne Jenkins, Sculptor, MD

Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship

Lindsay Wells, Fiction, HI