Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

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Amherst, VA, United States
Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offers residencies of varying lengths (up to six weeks) year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are provided with private lodging and studio space, meals, and access to the facilities of nearby Sweet Briar College. The residency fee is $75 a day; full fellowships and need-based financial aid were available. To apply for residencies from January through April 2025, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose (consisting of 6 to 10 poems, up to two short stories or essays, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose) and a project description with a $30 application fee by May 15. Visit the website for the application form and more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible pathways; an accessible ground-floor bedroom with an accessible bathroom; accessible ground-floor laundry facilities and common areas (library, TV room, and living room); accessible studio space; and accessible parking. Contact artists services via phone or e-mail for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. (434) 946-7236.