VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines: 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.

Image: It Happens for a Reason, © Dana Gentile, 2014 (www.danagentile.com)

Vermont Studio Center's October 1st, 2015 Fellowship Deadline

The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce the following 44 fellowships available at our October 1st, 2015 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 December 2016 – May 2016

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

Fellowships for Writers

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships
Three (3) fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need. These awards, 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.

Ohio Arts Council Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a writer who is a recent recipient of an OAC Individual Excellence Award. Each award includes an $800 stipend.

Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship

One (1) fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1,500 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ELIGIBILITY:  For the purposes of this fellowship, emerging writers are defined as those who are as yet unpublished or who are just completing their first book.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.

Fellowships for Visual Artists

Artist’s Resource Trust Fellowships
A special fellowship opportunity for New England visual artists over 35 who demonstrate financial need. 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, be 35 or older, and have not received an A.R.T. award in the last 8 years.

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need. Award includes a $500 travel stipend. Application fee waived for applicants to this award.
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.

Clowes Fund Fellowships
Four(4) fellowships, one each for visual artists living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington. Each award includes a $400 travel stipend.

Ohio Arts Council Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a visual artist who is a recent recipient of an OAC Individual Excellence Award. Each award includes an $800 stipend.

Vermont College of Fine Arts Fellowship
One (1) award open to 2015 graduates of VCFA’s low-residency MFA Program in Visual Arts.

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



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



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