Residency available, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, deadline January 15, 2018

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

154 San Angelo Drive

Amherst, Virginia 24521


Fully-Funded Two-Week Residency for American writer, visual artist, or composer of African or Latinx descent

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Alonzo Davis Endowment for Fellowships

(Amherst, VA) –The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is pleased to announce an important fellowship opportunity. The Alonzo Davis Endowment for Fellowships annually supports two fully-funded residencies of two weeks each for highly accomplished American visual artists, creative writers, and composers of African or Latinx descent. Residencies at VCCA include a private room, board, and an individual work studio.

The next application deadline is January 15, 2018 for residencies to take place between

June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Alonzo Davis came to VCCA for the first time in 1995 through a special initiative of

the National Endowment for the Arts. He quickly became an active member of the VCCA community, joining the Board of Directors in 2004. Since its inception the Alonzo Davis

Endowment for Fellowships has supported 11 artists.

Founded in 1971, VCCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working retreat for professional visual artists, writers, and composers. One of the leading artists communities in the world, VCCA’s mission is “to advance the arts by providing a creative space in which the world’s best artists can produce their finest literature, visual arts, and music.”

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