The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Wachtmeister Award. A single award will be given to a visual artist working in any discipline or in a cross-disciplinary way. The awardee receives a fully-funded fellowship of up to 30 days at VCCA, a $1,000 honorarium, and reimbursed travel expenses of up to $750. A VCCA residency includes an individual studio, a private bedroom with bath, and meals in a community of over 20 professional writers, visual artists, and composers.
The Wachtmeister Award is endowed by VCCA Fellow and Board member Linda Wachtmeister and administered by the VCCA Fellows Council. It is presented every two years in rotation to a prominent writer, visual artist, or composer whose significant achievement in the arts is widely recognized. This award acknowledges the vital role of the arts in our world, the importance of artists who exemplify excellence in their field, and the necessity of time and space for the creative phase of all artistic work.