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.

Vermont Studio Center's June 15th, 2015 Fellowship Deadline

The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce the following 51 fellowships available at our June 15th, 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 September 2015 – 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.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two (2) 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, birth certificate(s), or other documentation that demonstrates you have one or more dependents under the age of 18. 

Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship
One (1) fellowship open to all fiction writers in honor of long-time VSC friend and visiting writer Grace Paley and based entirely on merit.

VSC/Cave Canem Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a Cave Canem Fellow. Application fee waived for applicants to this award.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open only to current and former Cave Canem Fellows

VSC/Kundiman Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a Kundiman Fellow. Application fee waived for applicants to this award.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open only to current and former Kundiman Fellows

Susanna Colloredo Environmental Writing Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a writer whose creative work directly engages environmental issues, awareness, and the complex challenges facing the planet.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, please include a brief statement (250 words or less) that describes how your creative writing engages environmental issues.

Henry David Thoreau Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a poet whose creative work directly engages environmental issues and embodies the life, work, and spirit of Henry David Thoreau.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, please include a brief statement (250 words or less) that describes how your poetry engages environmental issues and embodies the life, work, and spirit of Henry David Thoreau.

Mountain State Fellowship
One (1) fellowship open to visual artists and writers living and working in West Virginia. This award, supported by the Oakland Foundation, includes a $500 stipend.

Creative Access Writing Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a writer who is blind or has low vision. This award, for a residency to take place in 2015, is supported by the Two West Foundation and includes a $500 stipend. 

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, please confirm that you are blind or have low vision.

Fellowships for Visual Artists

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships
Five (5) fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent.

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.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two (2) 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, birth certificate(s), or other documentation that demonstrates you have one or more dependents under the age of 18. 

NEA Social Practice School Arts Residency Fellowships
Two (2) fellowships for socially-engaged visual artists for residencies to be scheduled November 2015 - March 2016. During the 4-week residency, each Fellow will work with local K-6 students (approximately 10 hours/week) in coordination with VSC’s community arts program. Each fellowship, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, includes a $500 stipend to assist with project planning and materials.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must include a brief (250 words or less) project plan/concept and demonstrate experience in community arts and/or arts education.

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.

Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni
One (1) 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, please provide a current Chicagoland address and/or verification of your affiliation with SAIC.

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

Mountain State Fellowship
One (1) fellowship open to visual artists and writers living and working in West Virginia. This award, supported by the Oakland Foundation, includes a $500 stipend.

David Bermant Foundation Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a visual artist focused on kinetic art, including sound sculpture, performance, and art that incorporates time, movement, motion and change.  Preference will be given to work that draws its form, content and materials from late 20th-century technology. 

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 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.

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

 

 

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