Eligibility: The 2023 Wachtmeister Award is open to established fiction writers who have not previously been in residence at VCCA. Eligible applicants must demonstrate substantial achievement in their field over at least 15 years, including publications, grants, awards, etc. VCCA encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply. International artists are eligible.
Benefits: The award includes a fully-funded VCCA residency of up to 30 days, to be scheduled between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2025; a $1,000 honorarium; and travel expenses reimbursed up to $750.
The VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo includes an individual studio, a private bedroom with private en-suite bath, three prepared meals each day, and access to a community of more than 20 cross-disciplinary artists in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.