Every time I meet a Fellow, on one of the paths that crisscross our
property, or at our weekly lemonade receptions on the office front porch, or at
the dinners I frequently attend, they always tell me how their work is
flourishing here in ways they’d never imagined. They are so appreciative of the
freedom from day to day chores and responsibilities that being here affords.
This is a real gift, simple yet such an important one for creative people in
that it enables them to focus wholeheartedly and without interruption on their
output. Our Fellows also speak about the contagious creative energy that seems
to infect all our workspaces which inspires, spurs on and nurtures.
Sustaining artists is just part of what VCCA does because in
supporting them, VCCA is also sustaining culture. One need look no further than
the exceptional books, plays, paintings, sculpture, film, songs and symphonies that
have come into being thanks to VCCA.
VCCA Artists are accepted for
residential fellowships of two weeks to two months through a rigorous jury
review process, based on the quality of their work. Among VCCA's distinctive
qualities are its size, range of genres served, its rural and southern
welcoming nature and its fine facilities. While it costs VCCA $180 per day to
host one "Fellow," as they are called, artists are accepted
regardless of their ability to contribute financially. Fellows receive a private
bedroom in a comfortable and modern residence building, private studio and all
meals. Studios are tailored to the needs of each genre: windows and skylights
allowing for significant natural light for visual artists; pianos for
composers; office chairs and desks for writers. Amenities include WiFi,
library, spacious common rooms, walking trails and swimming pool. While at VCCA, Fellows produce not only
more, but often much better work than is possible under the normal conditions
of their lives.
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