Endowed Fellowships

Ann Elder Bestor Memorial Fellowship

Established in 2001 by VCCA Fellow and composer Charles Bestor as a tribute to his wife Ann Elder Bestor, this fund, when fully endowed, will support a two-week residency annually.

Jane Geuting Camp Fellowship

Established in 1988 in memory of former VCCA President Jane Camp and endowed by her family and the James L. Camp Foundation, this fellowship provides residencies for outstanding artists.

Recipients include: Mark Christopher, Virginia Creighton, Rosemarie Fiore, Julie McKee, Christopher Patton, Marie Regan, Robin Beth Schaer and Amy Sickels

Columbus School for Girls Endowment

Established in 2003, the Elizabeth Ireland Graves Foundation funds fellowships for artists who have been students or faculty at the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio.

Recipients include: Hedwig Brouckaert, Reza Daneshvar, Kerry Dolan, Rodney Evans, Sandra Gibson, Kelly Grey-Carlisle, Erasmo Guerra, Cynthia Lin, William Bryant Logan, Augustine O. Obasi, Luis Recoder, Daniel Sonenberg, Charles Webster and Deborah Zlotsky

Alonzo Davis Fellowship

Initiated by VCCA Fellow and former Board member Alonzo Davis in 2004, this fellowship has been established as an endowment to support writers, visual artists and composers who are American citizens of African or Latino descent.

Recipients include: Rafael Oses, Sandra Jackson-Opoku and Angélica Munoz Castano.

The Goldfarb Family Fellowship

Established in 2000 through the generosity of writer, literary agent and former Board member Ronald Goldfarb, The Robert and Aida Goldfarb Art Law Literary Fund sponsors a fully funded two-week fellowship and is given annually to the top creative non-fiction applicant.

Recipients include: Richard McCann and Douglas Crandell.

Eric M. and S. Phillip Heiner Endowed Residency

Established in 2005 and funded through the generosity of long-time supporter Frances Heiner of Lynchburg, Virginia, this residency supports a highly deserving artist each year.

Patricia & Jerre Mangione Fellowship Fund

Envisioned in 2003 by Fellows Patricia and Jerre Mangione, this Fellowship supports mature artists.

Recipients include: Martin Boykan and Phyllis Goldberg

Endowed Memorials Fund

This endowment was established in 2002 and is supported by significant bequests to fund artist residencies.

Recipients include: Kythe Heller, Will Holub, Suki Kim and Anne Polashenski

The Karen Shea Silverman Endowed Fellowship

This endowed residency was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Fellow and Board member Karen Shea Silver­man of Charlottesville, Virginia, an artist and arts advocate.

Recipients include: Reza Daneshvar and Cindy Taylor Walton

Wachtmeister Award

Established in 2003, the Wachtmeister Award was originally called the VCCA Award for Excellence in the Arts. It is endowed by VCCA Board Member Linda Wachtmeister and administered by the Fellows Council. The Wachtmeister Award is presented annually to a promi­nent writer, visual artist or composer whose significant achievement in the arts is widely recognized.

2004 Recipient: Ha Jin, novelist

2006 Recipient: Thomas Roma, photographer

2008 Recipient:  Anna Weesner, composer

2010 Recipient: Kia Corthron, playwright