Why do artists from around the world leave their studios behind to come to the VCCA? It's all about the work. Many of our artists find they accomplish more in a matter of weeks or months than they can in a year.
You'll find a working environment far from the distractions of every day life. With three meals prepared for you every day, you'll experience large blocks of time where you can concentrate on your work. Many artists find the solitude and the privacy afforded at the VCCA liberating, and produce some of their best work here. Others are inspired by their colleagues and form life-changing personal and professional friendships.
Residencies last from two weeks to two months. Artists stay in a private room in a comfortable, modern residence building. To promote a sense of community, and to provide the opportunity to meet and talk with other artists, breakfasts and dinners are served to the Fellows family style in the residence dining room. Lunches are brought to the studio barn. Just show up ready to work. We'll take care of the rest.