Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers
October 1, 2014
In 2014, VSC has dramatically increased the number of VSC fellowships available to all artists and writers based on merit.
The following 34+ fellowships are available at our October 1, 2014 deadline:
Vermont Studio Center (VSC) Fellowships Open to All
Twenty-five awards open to all artists and writers, based entirely on merit.
Clowes Fund Fellowships
Four fellowships, one each for visual artists living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington. Each award includes a $400 travel stipend.
Artist’s Resource Trust Fellowships
A special fellowship opportunity for visual artists over 35 who demonstrate financial need and reside in New England; Columbia County, NY; or northeastern Dutchess County, NY. Please apply to VSC at this deadline for consideration by A.R.T.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, 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.). Artists must reside in New England; Columbia County, NY; or northeastern Dutchess County, NY; be 35 or older; and have not received an A.R.T. award in the last 8 years.
Ohio Arts Council Fellowships
Two fellowships, one each for a visual artist and writer, who are recent recipients of OAC Individual Excellence Awards. Each award includes an $800 stipend.
Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One award for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need. Award includes a $500 travel stipend. Applicants to this award will receive an application fee waiver with confirmation of eligibility (details for the waiver process are provided within the online application).
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.
Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship
One fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1,250 to help cover expenses associated with taking the residency, including but not limited to travel, rent, child-care, or to replace lost income.
ELIGIBILITY: For the purposes of this Fellowship, emergent writers are defined as those who are as yet unpublished or who are just completing their first book. (Women writers who have published a standard trade edition of their work do not qualify for this Fellowship. Writers may be considered if they have a first book under contract.) All eligible writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. will be considered for this Fellowship.
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.