Maryland artist Marilyn Banner in her Virginia Center for the Creative Arts studio.

Maryland artist Marilyn Banner in her Virginia Center for the Creative Arts studio. Photo courtesy Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Creative Fellowships support residencies for writers, composers, and visual artists at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. These residencies provide mid-Atlantic based artists the opportunity to work uninterrupted, nurturing both the participating artists and the creative vibrancy of the region.

Residencies for up to two artists who reside in each mid-Atlantic state are sponsored annually, including a travel subsidy. Deadlines occur throughout the year and artists must apply directly to the appropriate residency as outlined on the guidelines tab.

Questions regarding Mid Atlantic Creative Fellowships should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super, Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.


Artists must apply directly to the appropriate colony as indicated below.

  • Artists in Delaware, Maryland, New York and West Virginia may apply to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Application information and materials are available at www.vcca.com
  • Artists in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands may apply to the Millay Colony. Application information and materials are available at www.millaycolony.org

Current Fellows


James Arthur (MD), Author
Miranda Austin (NY)
, Visual Artist
JoAnn Balingit (DE), Author
Andrea Fekete (WV), Author
Matt Hohner (MD), Author
Shelly Oria (NY), Author


Erica Cavanagh (VA), Author
Andrew Nurkin (NJ), Author
Allison Spence (DC), Visual Artist
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic (PA), Visual Artist

Manage Your Grant

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

Acknowledgement and Crediting requirements were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.

The following statement must appear in all promotional and announcement materials, websites, press releases, social media posts and other publicity materials produced by the Grantee regarding this residency.
This residency of [Artist Name] is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

The preferred reference/entry on the Grantee’s resume is as follows.
Awards: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, [Colony Name], [Year]

Website Link
Grantees are required to include a link to the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website at www.midatlanticarts.org when crediting Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation on their website. This link MUST remain active during the entire length of your grant period with MAAF. You are requested, but not required, to embed the link in MAAF’s logo available here.

Final Reports

Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement. Download a final report form here.

Travel expense reimbursement should be submitted within two weeks of incurring expenses. Forms must be submitted by mail with an original signature. Download a Travel Expense Reimbursement Form here.

For questions about your grant and the crediting or final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Operations Officer at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.