Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

  • Amherst



154 San Angelo Drive
United States

About Us

Founded in 1971, VCCA is an international working retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers located in the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, 150 miles southwest of Washington, DC. VCCA provides residential fellowships of two weeks to two months where highly accomplished artists may work on their creative projects free from the distractions of day-to-day life. Artists are provided private studios, private bedrooms and three prepared meals a day in the company of 24 other artists. Situated in the midst of several hundred acres owned by Sweet Briar College, the Mt. San Angelo (Amherst, VA) campus is open 360 days a year. In this peaceful, bucolic setting, Fellows report that they do some of their best work and accomplish much more than they would in a comparable time at home.

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