VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. We also offer occasional special fellowships at other times. Fellowship applications open approximately 6 weeks in advance of each deadline; during those periods, our current fellowship offerings will be listed on this page. 

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

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VERMONT STUDIO CENTER'S february 15th, 2016 FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE

The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce the following 55+ fellowships available at our February 15th, 2016 deadline:


OPEN TO ALL

25 VERMONT STUDIO CENTER (VSC) FELLOWSHIPS OPEN TO ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND WRITERS LIVING AND WORKING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BASED ENTIRELY ON MERIT. 

These fellowships are for residencies scheduled between May 2016 – March 2017

In addition to these 25 awards, we are offering the following special awards for writers and visual artists at this deadline:

FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Fellowship
1 fellowship for a writer who is a current member of ALSCW.

#Giving Tuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship
1 fellowship for a writer who has previously attended a VSC residency, made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends.

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships
3 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.). 

The Swan Fellowship
1 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 as a writing applicant, please attach a CV that reflects a history of painting exhibitions along with your creative writing work sample.

UMass Amherst Alumni Fellowship in Poetry
1 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.

VSC / Callaloo Writing Fellowship
1 month-long residency fellowship for a writer in the African Diaspora who is a Callaloo conference or creative writing workshop participant. This awards includes a $1,000 stipend. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible applicants.

ELIGIBILITY:  Please indicate when you were a Callaloo conference or workshop participant.

Voices Rising Fellowship
1 fellowship 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. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible applicants.

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.). 

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

FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Artists Supporting Artists Fellowships
3 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 Chuck Webster, who will visit the selected Fellows during their month-long residencies in 2016. Each award also includes a $500 stipend.

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

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
1 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.

Concordia University Fellowships
2 fellowships open to full- and part-time faculty and 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- and part-time faculty in the Department of Studio Arts (including tenure track, tenured ETA/LTA). Applicants may be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or international students.

#Giving Tuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship
1 fellowship for a visual artist who has previously attended a VSC residency, made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends.

Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships  
2 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.

Jon Imber Painting Fellowship
1 Fellowship for a painter in honor of VSC friend and Visiting Artist Jon Imber, who lost his battle with ALS in April 2014. The Fellowship will be awarded to a painter whose work embodies the spirit of Jon Imber.

Oregon Artist Fellowships
2 fellowships open to “mid-career” visual artists in Oregon. These fellowships, sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation, each include a $750 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  These awards are intended for “mid-career” artists (for lack of a better term) living in Oregon, who have already launched their creative practice as demonstrated by a seven-year history of documentable work in the form of exhibitions, catalogues, etc. and who are age 30 or older. 

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

Hedda Sterne Fellowship
1 fellowship for a female visual artist working in painting, drawing, or collage. This award, sponsored by the Hedda Sterne Foundation, includes a $1,000 stipend. 

ELIGIBILITY: This award is intended for female artists who work in a form or medium that Hedda Sterne worked in (painting, drawing, collage).  

The Swan Fellowship
1 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 as a visual arts applicant, please attach a CV that demonstrates creative writing publications along with your slides/images.

Windgate Craft Artists Fellowships
4 fellowships for visual artists working in traditional craft media (clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood). Each fellowship, sponsored by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, includes a $1,000 stipend.


ADDITIONAL FUNDING 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 approximately 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.

If you're interested in making a contribution to support the artists and writers who come to VSC, please visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org/donate!

 

 
 

October 1st, 2015 VSC FELLOWS 

Civil Society Institute Fellow

Brian Gaither, painting, PA

Clowes Fund Fellows

Laura Chasman, painting, MA
Katherine Doyle, sculpture, NH
Judy Haberl,sculpture, installation, MA
Joe Rudko, mixed media, photography, WA
Carrie Mae Smith, painting, IN

Marin Foundation Fellows

Ryan Miller, photography, United Kingdom
Chris Zirbes, sculpture, AL

Ohio Arts Council Fellows

 Michael May, drawing, OH
Sarah Nordgren, poetry, OH

Vermont College of Fine Arts Fellow

Elizabeth Magee, painting, OR 

Windgate Craft Artists Fellows

 Rachel Duvall, fiber, CA
Sophie Glenn, metal, CA
Mary Grisey, fiber, ON, Canada
Anthony Sonnenberg, ceramic/installation, TX 

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships

Paul Asta, poetry, IL
William Brewer, poetry, WV
Shira Erlichman, poetry, NY 

Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship

April Freely, non-fiction, OH

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) Fellowships

Wolf Kahn Fellowship
William Blake, painting, IL

Emily Mason Fellowship 
Sarah Treharne, painting, NJ

Robert Aiosa, sculpture, FL  
Michelle Brittan, poetry, CA
Kevin Curry, sculpture, CO
Eva Davidova, video, performance, NY
Emily Geminder, fiction, NY
Christine Hennessy, fiction, NC   
Gabrielle Hovendon, fiction, GA  
Amy Jenkins, video, NH
Sarah Kabot, sculpture, OH
Kirsten Kaschock, poetry, PA  2
James Kienitz Wilkins, film, NY
Diego Lama, video, Peru
Ofra Lapid, photography, Israel
Frances Lee, painting, OH
Yuki Maruyama, sculpture, drawing, CA
Hannah Oberman-Breindel, poetry, MA
Wendy Oleson, fiction, WA
Courtney Puckett, sculpture, NY
Jenny Robinson, printmaking, CA  
Chet’la Sebree, poetry, PA
Johns Steck, Jr., photography, IL
Cedric Tai, sculpture, installation, MI
Anthony Tognazzini, fiction, NY  
Kara van de Graaf, poetry, WI
Amy Woolard, poetry, VA
Alex Yudzon, photography, NY

Artist’s Resource Trust Fellow
Andrea Sulzer, sculpture, ME 


June 15th, 2015 VSC Fellows 

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) Fellowships

Val Britton, painting/installation, CA,
Essie Chambers, fiction, NY
Henry Glavin, painting, CT
Kathie Halfin, sculpture, Gush Dan, Israel
Daniel Horowitz, painting, NY
Enkay Iguh, fiction, NY
Bahareh Karamifar, sculpture, FL
Hannah H. Kim, fiction, CA
Kendra Langford Shaw, fiction, MT
Céline Lastennet, sculpture, Saint-Pierre-Roche, France
Nicole Maloof, painting, NY
Sally Wen Mao, poetry, NY
Gabriel Pionkowski, painting, WI
Bryan Reedy, sculpture, NY
Eleanor Richards, sculpture, NC
Samnang Riebe, painting, MA
Mia Rosenthal, painting, PA
Robin Schaer, poetry, NY
Ben Schwab, painting, NY
Victoria Shaheen, sculpture, DC
Soo Shin, sculpture, IL
Julia Talcott, MP, MA
Emily Tuszynska, poetry, VA
Advait Ubhayakar, fiction, NJ
Kristine Uyeda, poetry, MI
Janet Werner, painting, QC, Canada
Jayoung Yoon, painting, NY

David Bermant Foundation Fellowship

Jeffrey Snyder, sculpture, NJ

Civil Society Institute Fellowship

Genesis Baez, painting, MA

Susanna Colloredo Environmental Writing Fellowship

Cedar Brant, poetry, MT

Creative Access Writing Fellowship            

Ruchika Tomar, fiction, NY
Harriotte Hurie, non-fiction, MA

Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni

Alex Chitty, sculpture, IL

 

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships

Rebecca Dunham, poetry, WI
Heidi Reszies, poetry, VA
Lindsay Tigue, poetry, GA

Mountain State Fellowship

Eric Cipriani, fiction, WV

NEA Social Practice School Arts Residency Fellowships

Charlie Michaels, sculpture, MI            
Sok Song, sculpture, NY

Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship

Sonya Larson, fiction, MA

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships

Tom Chet Hausken, painting, WA
Danielle Mysliwiec, painting, MD
Allison Tierney, painting, SC
Nichole van Beek, painting, NY
William Vannerson, sculpture, MO

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships

Christian Schmit, sculpture, KY
Jay Thompson, poetry, WA

Henry David Thoreau Fellowship

Brian Teare, poetry, PA

VSC/Cave Canem Fellowship

Christian Campbell, non-fiction, ON, Canada

VSC/Kundiman Fellowship

Gracie Jin, fiction, NY

Windgate Craft Artists Fellowships

Dennis Ritter, sculpture (clay), NY
William Ransom, sculpture (wood), CA
Christine Mauersberger, sculpture (fiber), OH
Hilary Wang, sculpture (clay/glass), RI

Zeta Orionis Fellowship

Carolyn Case, painting, MD

 

 
 

2015 henry luce foundation chinese poetry and translation fellows

Ye Mimi, poetry, Taipei, Taiwan
Steve Bradbury, translation, Ft. White, FL 

Yang Xiaobin, poetry, Taipei, Taiwan
Canaan Morse, translation, Beijing, China

Tang Siu Wa, poetry, Hong Kong
Jennifer Feeley, translation, South Lyon, MI 

Song Lin, poetry, Dali, China
Yu-Han Chao, translation, Merced, CA  

Ji Mu Lang Ge, poetry, Chengdu, China
He Xiao Zhu, poetry, Chengdu, China
David Dayton, translation, Sacramento, CA

Cao Shuying, poetry, Hong Kong
Andrea Lingenfelter, translation, Kensington, CA 

 

 

February 15th, 2015 VSC Fellows

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) Fellowships

DeMisty Bellinger-Delfel, poetry, MA 
Emilie Bernard, drawing, QC, Canada         
Allison Davis, poetry, CA 
Francis Davis, fiction, MT, 
Douglas Degges, painting, IA
Nikita Deshpande, fiction, Mumbai, India 
Don Edler, sculpture, CA
Aaron Francis, fiction, CA 
Dan Gunn, sculpture, IL 
Megan Harrison, painting, TX 
Jenalee Harmon, sculpture, CA
Andrew Hladky, painting, London, Great Britain
Lillian Hoover, painting, MD
Julie Iromuanya, fiction, IL
Sara Jiminez, sculpture, NY
Lauren Kalman, sculpture, MI 
Woomin Kim, sculpture, IL 
Andrew Mister, drawing, mixed-media, NY
Melanie Pankau, painting, IL,
Brittany Powell, photography, CA    
Su Smallen, poetry, MN  
Anna Vodicka, non-fiction, WA
Thomas Wharton, painting, GA
Cosmo Whyte, drawing, mixed-media, MI
Tyler Wilkinson, painting, IN

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

Clare Wu, fiction, MD

Artists Supporting Artists 

Reiko Hamano, sculpture, NY  
Michael Koliner, sculpture, PA 

Boston University Fellowship 

Roeya Amigh, mixed-media, NY

Civil Society Institute Fellowship

Mindy Magyar, sculpture, DC

Concordia University Fellowships 

Charles C. Gurd Artist Residency Awards for Concordia University 
Jeanette Johns, printmaking, QC, Canada  

Concordia University Fine Arts Residency Award 
Adrian Norvid, painting, QC, Canada 

#GivingTuesday Alumni Fellowship 

Lania Knight, fiction, IL 
Jessica Maffia, drawing, NY            

Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships

Rachel Mulvihill, painting, AK
James Angello, sculpture, CA

Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowships 

Jesse Bercowetz, sculpture, NY 
Sebastian Collett, photography, NC 
Jinzhe Cui, video/drawing, AB, Canada
Sherre deLys, sound art/installation,  Australia
Jonathan Harris, digital, NY 
Noa Jones, fiction, NY 
Nancy Kates, film, CA 
Ha-Yang Kim, music composition, WA 
Allison Svoboda, painting, IL 
Itoro Udofia, writing, performance, CA 

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships 

Adam Fell, poetry, WI
Russell Dillon, poetry, NY
Emily Vizzo, poetry, CA

The Swan Fellowship 

Monica Raymond, poetry, MA

UMass Amherst Alumni Fellowship in Poetry 

Leora Fridman, poetry, MA

Voices Rising Fellowship 

Gwendolyn Mintz, fiction, NM

Helen Zell Residency Fellowships

Hannah Webster, poetry, MI 
Warner Wood, poetry, MI

Zeta Orionis Fellowship 

Laura Moriarty, painting, NY

Zoland Poetry Fellowships 

Jennifer Murray, fiction, CT  
Tafisha Edwards, poetry, DC  
Nick Harp, poetry, MI