Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) announced today that, beginning in the summer of 2023, the college will conduct its summer residencies on the campus of Colorado College, located in Colorado Springs, an hour south of Denver.

“We are excited about the opportunities this new home for our summer residencies affords,” said VCFA President Leslie Ward. “In addition to offering exceptional facilities that will better serve the needs of VCFA students and faculty, Colorado College shares VCFA’s values, sense of innovation, and commitment to the arts. ”

The move to Colorado College also means that, for the first time, VCFA will be able to hold concurrent residencies with a single academic calendar for all programs, allowing students and faculty in all six academic programs to explore interdisciplinary study and collaborate across disciplines.

VCFA is the only college in the country dedicated solely to low-residency graduate arts education using an individualized mentorship model. “This reimagining of our residencies will allow us to provide excellent facilities for our students, and focus our resources on scholarships and program investment,” President Ward said.

The College’s administrative offices and full-time staff will remain located at 36 College Street in Montpelier. At this time, Vermont College of Fine Arts is working with the real estate consulting firm White and Burke to explore the best and highest uses for underutilized buildings on its Montpelier campus.

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