Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

VCCA is a working retreat for exceptional national and international artists, writers, and composers.

For anywhere from two weeks to two months, they come here for intense periods of work, free from the distractions of day-to-day life. Sequestered in the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, they are furnished with private studios, private bedrooms and three prepared meals a day. They can work in concentrated solitude, then re-energize in the company of two dozen other artists, writers and composers.

Admission to VCCA is highly selective, based on the reviews of a panel of professional artists. There are separate panels for each category. The panelists undergo periodic review to ensure that selection to VCCA is being made by the highest caliber artists in each discipline. Panelists are also rotated regularly to ensure that particular styles or tastes are not continuously represented. The basis for admission is professional achievement or promise of achievement.

Apply here.