Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Virginia Commission for the Arts to Award Fellowships to Poets

STATEWIDE — The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) announced the opening of the 2021-2022 Artist Fellowship Program.

This year the VCA will highlight the literary arts with an emphasis on poetry. There are five Artist Fellowships for $5,000 available. The VCA will award the fellowships to Virginia based artists in recognition of creative merit in order to support the pursuit of their art.

“We are excited to return to a greater sense of normalcy, in part, through the return of the artist fellowship program this year,” said Janet Starke, Executive Director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. “Further, we are looking forward to this year’s focus on poetry, as we demonstrate investment in many of Virginia’s talented literary artists.”

Poets who are legal Virginia residents are welcome to submit an application. Applicants must be at least 18-years-old and plan to remain in the state for the coming year. An individual can only win one fellowship per four-year period.

For more information on applications as well as information on events and grant opportunities, go to the VCA website.

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