Vermont Studio Center – Full Fellowship Awards

20 May 2016

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.

VERMONT STUDIO CENTER’S JUNE 15TH, 2016 FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE

The Vermont Studio Center is thrilled to announce the following 54+ fellowships available at our June 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 September 2016 – May 2017

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

FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS

Emerging Artists Fellowships
Four fellowships for emerging artists and writers to be scheduled between September and December 2016. Each award, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, includes a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to first-time VSC residents practicing writing at a professional level who are unpublished or are just completing their first book. (Writers who have published a standard trade edition of their work do not qualify for this fellowship; you may be considered if you have a first book under contract.)

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships
Three 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.

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

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two 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.

ELIGIBILITY: Please include a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) that demonstrates you have dependents under the age of 18. 

Henry David Thoreau Fellowship
One 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 month-long residency fellowship for a Cave Canem Fellow. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible Cave Canem applicants; award includes a $1,000 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  Please indicate when you were a Cave Canem Fellow.

VSC/Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Creative Writing Fellowship
One 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. 

VSC/Kundiman Fellowship
One month-long residency fellowship for a Kundiman Fellow. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible Kundiman applicants; award includes a $1,000 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  Please indicate when you were a Kundiman Fellow.

 

FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One award 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.

Emerging Artists Fellowships
Four fellowships for emerging artists and writers to be scheduled between September and December 2016. Each award, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, includes a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to first-time VSC residents practicing art at a professional level who have not yet had a solo show in a major urban commercial gallery.

Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni
One 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 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 Artists Fellowships
Two fellowships open to “mid-career” visual artists in Oregon. These fellowships, sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation, each include a $750 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  For these awards “mid-career” artists are defined as artists 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. Eligible artists must also currently reside in Oregon.

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

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two 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.

ELIGIBILITY: Please include a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) that demonstrates you have dependents under the age of 18. 

VSC/Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships
Five fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent from the United States.

Windgate Craft Artists Fellowships
Four 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.

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