150+ Fellowships will be awarded over the coming year and provide the fee for a fourweek residency. 50 of these awards are based solely on artistic merit and are open to all applicants; others are donor directed fellowships with additional criteria, such as geography or medium, and are listed prior to each deadline (check the Fellowships section of the website for more information on these opportunities).
400+ VSC Grants and Work-Exchange are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. This assistance reduces up to half of the fee. Work-exchange awards require residents to assist with the operation of the community. More grants and work-exchange are awarded for November through April residencies.
The fee for a four-week residency in 2012, including studio, room, board, and the visiting artist and writer program, was $3950 for 4-weeks and $2050 for 2-weeks. Applicants may apply for a fellowship and grant/aid to reduce the fee.
The center aims to build an ideal international creative community that supports serious artists and writers by providing them with the seclusion of distraction-free working time, the companionship of professional peers, and the option of the counsel of inspired mentors. Residents receive individual studios, private rooms and all meals, plus access to prominent Visiting Artists and Writers offering slide talks, readings and studio visits. MFA program available with Johnson State College.
The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 51 fellowship awards for visual artists and writers including:
*5 Pollock-Krasner Fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent
*4 Windgate Craft Artist Fellowships for visual artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood (includes $1000 stipend)
*3 James Merrill Poetry Fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need (includes $500 stipend)
*2 Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships for artists and writers who are raising children (one 4-week residency award that includes a $2,000 stipend & one 2-week residency that includes a $1,000 stipend)
*2 NEA Social Practice School Arts Residency Fellowships for socially-engaged visual artists (includes $500 stipend)
Plus the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship, VSC/Cave Canem & VSC/Kundiman fellowships, the Mountain State Fellowship for artists & writers from West Virginia, 25 VSC Fellowships open to ALL, and more!
For a complete list of available fellowships and eligibility requirements, visit the website.
Separate from studio, individual houses. Laundry facilities.
For a detailed description of studios and shops, visit Studios and Facilities section.
VSC has a well equipped wood and metal shop including MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene, metal band saw, wood band saw, table saw, radial-arm miter saw, pneumatic tools for wood and stone carving, and a full array of power and hand tools. They do not yet have a forge.
Additionally, there is a small electric kiln, black & white photography facilites and printmaking facilites, but no media/computer lab. Life modeling sessions are held on a daily basis.
Vermont Studio Center is located in Johnson, a traditional Vermont village set in the heart of the Green Mountains on the banks of the Gihon River, northern Vermont.
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