The Vermont Studio Center announce the following fellowships available at the October 1st, 2015 deadline:
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 December 2015 – May 2016
In addition to these 25 awards, VSC is 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.
Ohio Arts Council Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a writer who is a recent recipient of an OAC Individual Excellence Award. Each award includes an $800 stipend.
Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship One (1) fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1,500 to help cover expenses associated with taking the residency, including but not limited to travel, rent, child-care, or to replace lost income.
ELIGIBILITY: For the purposes of this fellowship, emerging writers are defined as those who are as yet unpublished or who are just completing their first book. (Women writers who have published a standard trade edition of their work do not qualify for this fellowship. Writers may be considered if they have a first book under contract.) All eligible writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. will be considered for this fellowship.
FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
Artist’s Resource Trust Fellowships
A special fellowship opportunity for New England visual artists over 35 who demonstrate financial need. Please apply to VSC at this deadline for consideration by A.R.T.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, please 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.). Artists must reside in New England, be 35 or older, and have not received an A.R.T. award in the last 8 years.
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.
Clowes Fund Fellowships
Four(4) fellowships, one each for visual artists living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington. Each award includes a $400 travel stipend.
Ohio Arts Council Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a visual artist who is a recent recipient of an OAC Individual Excellence Award. Each award includes an $800 stipend.
Vermont College of Fine Arts Fellowship
One (1) award open to 2015 graduates of VCFA’s low-residency MFA Program in Visual Arts.
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.
VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. VSC also offer occasional special fellowships at other times. Fellowship applications open approximately 6 weeks in advance of each deadline; during those periods, the current fellowship offerings will be listed on theire homepage.