Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers
Applications are due June 15, 2013
The Vermont Studio Center holds three annual fellowship deadlines, with new juries and different awards each time. In 2012, VSC awarded 193 fellowships to artists and writers from the U.S. and 20 other countries. All of the fellowships listed below are for 4-week residencies at VSC unless otherwise noted:
Sixteen awards open to all artists and writers, based entirely on merit.
VSC / Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships
Five awards open to visual artists of outstanding talent with demonstrable financial need. Awards made possible with support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in conjunction with the Vermont Studio Center.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for these awards, please 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 residencies scheduled September 2013 through April 2014.
Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two fellowships for artists and writers who are raising young children: one 4-week residency award that includes a $2,000 stipend to cover lost income, travel, child care, or other costs related to taking time away from the family and one 2-week residency fellowship with a $1,000 stipend.
ELIGIBILITY: Please include a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) that demonstrates you have dependents under the age of 18.
Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One award for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, please 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.
Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship
One fellowship open to all fiction writers, based entirely on merit and in honor of long-time VSC friend and visiting writer Grace Paley.
Henry David Thoreau Fellowship
One John Fitzpatrick/Henry David Thoreau Fellowship will be awarded to a poet whose work engages the environment and embodies the life, work, and spirit of Thoreau.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, please include a brief statement (250 words or less) that describes how your poetry engages the environment and embodies the life, work, and spirit of Henry David Thoreau.
Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni
One fellowship sponsored by the Marshall Frankel Foundation. This award is open to all Chicago-area artists, as well as faculty and alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, you must have a current Chicagoland address and/or a verifiable affiliation with SAIC.
Cave Canem Foundation Fellowship
One award for an African American poet who is a current or former Cave Canem fellow.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, you must be a current or former Cave Canem fellow.
The Vermont Studio Center is proud to offer nearly $1.5 million annually in fellowships, grant assistance, and work-exchange to make residencies possible for nearly 700 artists and writers each year. Other resources that may help fund your residency include your local and state arts councils and professional development or faculty enrichment grants for teachers. In addition, the following downloadable PDF lists organizations that directly fund artists and writers: Funding Resources for Artists.
Please let us know if you are aware of other organizations or programs that support artists and writers. We would love to grow this list of opportunities and will update it annually.