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Vermont Studio Center

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The Vermont Studio Center, a retreat community for artists and writers in Johnson, Vermont, is pleased to again offer to one Cave Canem fellow a month-long residency, valued at $4,950, and a $1,000 stipend.

The VSC/Cave Canem Fellow will be provided with a private writing studio and comfortable housing, three excellent meals daily, uninterrupted working time and space, and the fellowship of a professional writer and visual artist peers.

Please note that as the Vermont Studio Center prepares for a soft opening in light of the COVID-19 crisis, residency details are subject to change. While there will be time for retreat and writing, as well as opportunities to engage with a community of creatives, attention to safety and social distancing is of priority. Please continue to stay abreast of program developments at

The $25 application fee is waived for all fellows who apply. All applicants will also automatically be considered for Vermont Studio Center’s other 25 merit-based fellowships.

Deadline to apply: Monday, June 15, 2020

How to Apply: 

  • Visit the Vermont Studio Center Fellowships webpage and click “Apply” to create an account or log in to the VSC application page on Slide Room.
  • Under the 6/15/20 Writer Fellowships tab, check the box labeled “VSC/Cave Canem Fellowship.”
  • Select three preferences for residency dates, November 2020 – August 2021.

Within one month of completing the residency, the selected participant is required to submit a one-page evaluative report to Cave Canem.

About Vermont Studio Center

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency in the United States, hosting more than 50 residents each month from across the country and around the world. VSC provides 4- to 12-week residencies on a historic 30-building campus in the village of Johnson, Vermont.

Questions? Contact Malcolm Tariq at with the subject line, “VSC.”