The Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

The Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

The Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

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Every third year, Bloomsburg University sponsors a faculty member to attend the internationally recognized Vermont Studio Center Residency. This Fellowship Award offers one faculty member from the College of Liberal Arts financial funding for a four-week span of time to focus on creative research, and includes housing, all meals, studio space, the companionship of professional peers, access to prominent contemporary artists and writers and, most of all, uninterrupted work time. Visit for more information.

Applications for the next fellowship competition are due by October 1, 2019.


This BU Fellowship residency award cycle may take place any session between January 2020 ending no later than August 2020


Applications must be submitted online, and are available at
There is a nonrefundable $25 application fee. When completing the application, list Bloomsburg University as your current occupation. This will ensure your application will be considered for the Bloomsburg University Fellowship Award.


If you would like to be considered for other fellowship awards offered by the Vermont Studio Center, complete the Fellowship Eligibility section of the application.


Applicants are encouraged to review the VSC slate of visiting artists and writers when considering a possible residency session. That schedule can be found at

For more information about the Vermont Studio Center, please visit their website at

The Vermont Studio Center reviews all applications and makes the award selection.

This initiative includes partnered support from the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Enhancement Funds, The Institute for Culture and Society, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and is open to tenured or tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts. The award recipient will be asked to give a presentation about their experience and their work when they return to campus.

Please contact Sue O'Donnell, ICS Special Projects Chair, if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Sue O'Donnell, Associate Professor
Department of Art and Art History
570-389-5339 |
Bloomsburg University

"In more than two decades of working as a professional artist, I do not remember a single month in which I was as productive as during my time in Johnson. It’s safe to say that I made more art in four weeks at VSC than I could have in six months elsewhere. Beyond the mere fact of productivity, it was efficient - and encouraged - to experiment with new methods, expressive modes, and creative risks while at this residency. Easy access to life-drawing models, a fine wood shop, and especially the numerous artists on site made for a fertile creative situation. I also greatly benefited from critiques with distinguished visiting artists. More than any other aspect of the residency, the community of disciplined artists, working in a variety of contemporary modes and media, provided the impetus for making a lot of new, strong work. A typical working day was 14 hours long, punctuated by three superb meals, and occasional afternoon soccer with a lively international group of men and women. The work I started during the residency led to three solo exhibitions: two at colleges in Minnesota and Illinois, and one at a gallery in San Diego."

-- Jason Godeke, Former Vermont Residency Participant