Due to COVID-19 and the immense stress it has put on artists, ACA is offering FULL scholarships to all accepted artists. The Board of Trustees and staff feel protecting our core mission is paramount, and are grateful to the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation for allowing us to make this commitment to funding exceptional artists during these times. All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - Saturday, March 13, 2021
Charlie Hailey is an architect, writer, and professor. A Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, Hailey teaches at the University of Florida, where he was recently named Teacher/Scholar of the Year. His sixth book "On the Porch" is forthcoming in Spring 2021. He is a John Jeronimo, FAIA; Chair for Architects.
Doug Varon’s numerous honors and awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, an OBIE Award (Lincoln Center’s Orpheus and Euridice), the Jerome Robbins Fellowship at the Bogliasco Institute in Italy, and two individual Bessie Awards. In 2015, he was awarded both a Doris Duke Artist Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild.
Novelist, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter Randall Silvis is a Senior Fulbright Fellow and Thurber House writer-in-residence, his many awards include the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, three National Playwrights Showcase Awards, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Randall Silvis is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - Saturday, June 05, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 06, 2020
“One thing that makes Bocanegra’s work so smart and powerful in dealing with the relentless characterizations of women as lost and misguided and in need of one kind of surveillance or another is her deft use of farce and satire. In this case, she comically juxtaposes high culture’s fetishizing of rural life with the drudgery of rural reality, simultaneously skewering the trends of high culture in both contemporary America and eighteenth-century France.” – Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker
“Young’s music resides somewhere at the intersection of smart, whimsical, thought-provoking, strange, and new. It manages to tackle social issues and scientific questions while introducing innovative sounds seemingly for the pure joy of it. And with its focus more on sound rather than traditional melody and harmonic structure” - Matt Kufchak, Sightlines
Sibyl Kempson is the recipient of a 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright at Mid-Career, for writers working indisputably at the highest level of achievement. She is a 2014 USA Artists Rockefeller Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Kempson and collaborator David Neumann’s play, I Understand Everything Better, received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production in 2015.
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - Saturday, July 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 17, 2021
“Marcos Balter is a prolific and sought-after composer entering midcareer with a head of steam.” - Christian Carey, Musical America
“For Carol Becker, traveler, there are no roads; she makes her path as she walks and takes the only road that can be taken, the ethical one. And along her extraordinary path, she creates spaces of hope and resistance. Her long journey takes us to centers of western culture and helps us separate the culture from the spectacle―and identifies the difficulties ahead…” -Alfredo Jaar, artist, architect, filmmaker, MacArthur Fellow
''Her drawing conveys a lot of the underlying feeling of what's going on in the same way a movie can have a shot without dialogue that's a major turning point or a major insight into a character. It's a delicate balancing act. The pictures have to propel the story without overtaking it. That balance -- it's almost a tension -- occurs when a cartoonist is equally good as a writer and artist, and it's very rare.'' – Bill Griffith, the creator of Zippy the Pinhead. Phoebe Gloeckner is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - Saturday, October 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 09, 2021
visual / performance artist
“Gregg Deal is a husband, father, artist and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. As a provocative contemporary artist-activist much of Deal’s work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. With this work—including paintings, mural work, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word—Deal critically examines issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the Native mascot issue and appropriation.” – TEDx Boulder
Bob Holman is an American poet and poetry activist, most closely identified with the oral tradition, the spoken word, and poetry slam. He was described by Henry Louis Gates Jr. in The New Yorker as "the postmodern promoter who has done more to bring poetry to cafes and bars than anyone since Ferlinghetti.” Bob Holman is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Shazhad Ismaily is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer, born to Pakistani immigrant parents, he is currently based in New York City. He composed the score for the critically acclaimed movie Frozen River, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
These extraordinary artists are supported by ACA Master Artist Endowment, funded by a $50,000 gift from each of these generous donors: Joe and Lynn Conte, Don Funk, Ed and Jeanie Harris, Roy and Peggy Hester, the Pabst State of Florida Cultural Endowment, Bob and Genie Stine, Jim and Alexis Pugh, Bryce West, and John M Jeronimo, FAIA. For information on contributing to this endowment, please contact Executive Director Nancy Lowden Norman 386.427.6975 x 15