VERMONT STUDIO CENTER'S june 15th, 2017 FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE
Fellowships open to Artists & Writers
National Endowment for the Arts / Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship
Six (6) 2-week fellowships for artists and writers who are raising young children. Each residency fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend to cover lost income, travel, child care, or other costs related to taking time away from the family. For residencies between September 2017-April 2018.
ELIGIBILITY: Please include a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) that demonstrates you have dependents under the age of 18.
Twenty-five (25) VSC fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards. These awards are for residencies scheduled between September 2017 and May 2018.
Every VSC residency opportunity includes private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to our schedule of evening programs and events.
#GivingTuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a writer or visual artist who has previously attended a VSC residency. Thanks to the generous support from our alumni and friends on #GivingTuesday, this award is being offered at each of our three fellowship deadlines in 2017!
Special fellowships for visual artists
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.
Jon Imber Painting Fellowship
One (1) fellowship 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.
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.
VSC/Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship
Five fellowships (5) for visual artists of outstanding talent from the United States.
David Bermant Foundation Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a visual artist focused on kinetic art, including sound sculpture, performance, and art that incorporates time, motion, and change. Preference will be given to work that draws its form, content and materials from current technology.
Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for an east coast artist of color with demonstrable financial need. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. 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.
Special FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS
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.
VSC/Cave Canem Fellowship
One (1) 4-week fellowship for a Cave Canem Fellow. Includes $1,000 stipend. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible applicants.
ELIGIBILITY: Please indicate when you were a Cave Canem Fellow.
VSC/Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) Creative Writing Fellowship
One (1) 4-week residency open to Native writers who are alumni of the MFA Creative Writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for a residency to be scheduled between October 2016 and August 2017. This award includes roundtrip travel to Vermont Studio Center and a $500 stipend.
ELIGIBILITY: Please indicate when you graduated from the MFA Creative Writing program at IAIA.
One (1) month-long residency fellowship for a Kundiman Fellow. Includes $1,000 stipend.The $25 application fee is waived for eligible applicants
ELIGIBILITY: Please indicate when you were a Kundiman Fellow.
UMass Amherst Alumni Fellowship in Poetry One (1) two-week residency fellowship for alumni of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA in Poetry.
Eligibility: Please indicate when you graduated from the UMass Amherst MFA in Poetry program.