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VCU Fountainhead Arts Fellowship

Published March 17, 2017

The Fountainhead Arts Fellowship is a joint project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the Department of Painting & Printmaking, the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, the Department of Craft/Material Studies and Fountainhead Development Services. The residency is sited in a newly renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards. This mixed-use community includes artists’ studios, apartments, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and other amenities in addition to being near campus.

One Sculpture Fellowship will be offered each academic year.

ONLY Fall 2016 + Spring 2017 + Summer 2017 graduating MFA sculptors are invited to apply for fellowship year beginning August ‘17. If you graduated prior to Fall 2016, you are NOT eligible to apply. VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply.

Fellows receive:

  • 24-hour access to a private approximately 400 square foot studio
  • Furnished double-occupancy apartment. (2-bedroom apartment shared with a fellow from another discipline)
  • $15,000 stipend
  • Part-time teaching experience at VCU
  • Exhibition in Richmond

Fellowship recipient responsibilities:

  • Teach 2 classes per semester in the VCU Department of Sculpture + Extended Media for 2 semesters
  • Public lecture on your work
  • Exhibition


For application instructions, pleased visit the website.

The deadline for all applications and submission materials is April 15, 2017.

Questions about the sculpture fellowship should be sent via email to