The goal of this program is to provide artists with time, space, and guidance to develop a body of work or complete an independent project. Through regular critiques and professional guidance with faculty, artists are given the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to take the next step in their careers.
The Bedford Art building offers fully designed and equipped studios in the following disciplines: book arts and letterpress, ceramics, graphic design, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting and drawing, papermaking, photography, printmaking, and wood.
Longwood University’s Visiting Artist Program (VAP) features some of the most compelling professional and contemporary artists working today. VAP brings artists from around the country to Longwood to lead public lectures, critiques, workshops and conversations while contributing to Longwood's greater artistic community.
The goal of this program is to educate and foster a greater understanding of contemporary art and culture.
The Paris Atelier studio in Paris is available to full-time art/music teaching faculty in the Virginia institutions involved in the original contract but is eligible to other colleges’/university art/music faculty when vacant.
The Paris Atelier is in a modern six-story building known as "La Cité International des Arts". Almost in the exact center of Paris, on the Right Bank of the Seine and near the Centre Pompidou for the Creative Arts, the Cité has its own metro stop (Point-Marie), banking facilities and is near many shops and stores. The Cité also has its own art gallery and recital hall with exhibition and recital programs for Atelier residents. Artists from all nations work in the 300 art and music studios. As the Cité is a community of practicing artists/musicians, use of an atelier is for creative work rather than research and writing. In 1966, a private donor and eleven Virginia colleges and universities contributed $20,000 for a 99-year lease for a studio that qualifying Virginians could rent, reside and work alongside other artists and musicians.