VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines annually: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st, plus one special international fellowship deadline each April 1. Fellowship applications open approximately 6 weeks in advance of each deadline; at that time, the fellowships on offer will be listed on this page. 

We accept general (non-fellowship) applications on a rolling basis year-round.

2014 Luce Foundation Poetry & Translation Fellows Yi Sha and Martin Winter

2014 Luce Foundation Poetry & Translation Fellows Yi Sha and Martin Winter

2015 Henry Luce Foundation Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowships: Deadline April 1, 2015

These fellowships will be awarded to 14 outstanding Chinese poets and literary translators with month-long joint residencies to create new work individually and in collaboration:

  • 7 awards for poets, living anywhere in the world, whose primary language is Chinese. These awards include roundtrip travel and a discretionary stipend.
  • 7 awards for English-language translators working with Chinese poetry. These awards include a discretionary stipend.


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