Summer ’22 Space Grants at The Anderson!

VCUarts and The Anderson are pleased to announce Space Grants 2022, the Anderson’s annual summer studio residency program! Space Grants is an opportunity for VCUarts students, alumni, full-time, and adjunct faculty to receive free studio space at The Anderson. Spaces are available June 22 through August 7, 2022. Open to all Departments/Areas. 

Who is eligible: 

  • Current full-time and adjunct VCUarts faculty
  • Current and graduated VCUarts students

How to apply: 

Submit an online application via THIS Google Form with the following:

  • Your name, contact information, degree and date of graduation (if student), or department and faculty position.
  • A short statement on your work; A short ‘statement of intent’ regarding your planned use of the Space Grant; A short description of your space and time requirements; A short description of any outcomes related to your use of the space (exhibition, graduate school application, grant application, completion of research objective, etc.)
  • Up to 5 jpgs of recent work, and/or links to digital/audio work online. Attachments must be smaller than 5 MB each. 
  • CV


  • Applications open – May 2
  • Applications close – May 8
  • Notification of Acceptance – May 13
  • Studios Available for Use – June 22—Aug 7 

General Terms

Space Grant spaces are offered unfurnished and “as is.” Participants must be prepared to be largely self-sufficient, in a low-supervision residency environment. Studio access is 24/7 for participants with a current, working VCUid. Participants without a VCUid will only be able to enter the building during open hours. Once inside, however, they may remain in the building outside open hours. In some cases, a VCUid can be issued to participants by the VCU card office for a modest administrative fee. At the conclusion of their residency, participants must return their assigned space to the condition in which they received it, no later than the established final day of their residency period. No housing or stipends are offered to participants. Participants are solely responsible for their housing, transportation, and any other costs associated with their use of the space. Please be aware that the Anderson is not equipped with an elevator and may be difficult to access for persons with limited mobility. If you have questions or concerns about building access please contact us directly at (Chase Westfall) and we’ll work with you in any way that we can! 


Poster artist – Jayce Nguyen