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Recent Grantees

FY2015 Grants

Arts Partnership Grants

Creation Grants

Cultural Facilities Grants

Project Grants   


Arts Partnership Grants

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The Barre Opera House, Barre
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts
   

Catamount Film and Arts Center, Saint Johnsbury
$7,000 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Circus Barn, Greensboro
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$7,000 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Friends of the Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Grass Roots Art & Community Effort, Hardwick
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


The In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts

New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
$7,000 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts

Opera North, Lebanon, NH
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Paramount Center, Rutland
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


River Arts of Morrisville, Morrisville
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP), Bellows Falls
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Town Hall Theater, Middlebury   
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Vermont International Film Foundation, Burlington
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


The Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts

Vermont Performance Lab, Brattleboro
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Vermont Stage Company, Burlington
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
$7,000 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington
$5,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Colchester
$7,000 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


VSA Vermont, Winooski
$7,000 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts


Yellow Barn, Putney
$6,250 to support activities that strengthen communities through the arts

 

Creation Grants

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Emily Bernard, South Burlington
$3,000 to support the creation of a book of personal essays tentatively titled, "Black is the Body: Essays"

Heather Bryce, Montpelier
$3,000 to support the creation of "Breathing Under Water," an interdisciplinary site-specific work that will be created in collaboration with community members from Montpelier and Middlesex

Hannah Dennison, Chelsea
$3,000 to support the creation, exploration, and development of elements in Dennison's choreography to be incorporated into future large-scale dances

Lauren Feldman, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support the creation of a new full-length play script about the training, passions, questions, and experiences of a group of student circus artists

Brian McCarthy, Colchester
$3,000 to support the creation of original, full-length chamber jazz compositions

Rodrigo Nava, Putney
$3,000 to support the creation of three large scale steel sculptures

Cathy Osman, Marlboro
$3,000 to support the creation of a body of large-scale collaged artwork which  addresses ideas concerning the multifaceted relationship between Cambodia and the U.S.

Bill Ramage, Rutland
$3,000 to support the creation of a centripetal drawing installation on panels featuring downtown Rutland

Dan Snow, Dummerston
$3,000 to support the creation of a site-specific sculpture titled Stone Clouds--an environmental art piece to be featured outside the Pizzagalli Center at Shelburne Museum as part of the exhibit "Eyes OnThe Land."

Sumru Tekin, Charlotte
$3,000 to support the creation of a new multimedia work exploring the notion of a portrait as an invented aggregate

Abigail Waring, Wolcott
$3,000 to support the concept, creation, and performance of four dance-based duets with established collaborators

Cultural Facilities Grants

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The Barre Opera House, Barre
$12909 to support an upgrade of lighting and sound equipment

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$13655 to support the upgrades to multi-media equipment and blackout shades for the Contois Auditorium

Dorset Players, Dorset
$13975 to support new HVAC units

Friends of the Brandon Town Hall, Brandon
$4202 to support electrical wiring upgrades as well as the purchase and installation of theater lighting and sound equipment

Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall, Montpelier
$25265 to support renovations to the lower level including an accessible restroom and fire egress

Friends of the Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls
$8580 to support the upgrade of stage lighting and rigging for historic painted curtains

Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury
$3336 to support the installation of a push button accessible door opener and accompanying signage

Isle La Motte Historical Society, Isle La Motte
$2500 to support the construct and installation of a permanent storage system for collection

LPCTV, Ludlow
$13750 to support the acoustic and lighting improvements

New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$7500 to support the installation of a push button accessible door opener and lighting improvements for the entrance

Norwich Historical Society, Norwich
$4967 to support improvements to the exterior walkway

Orleans County Historical Society, Brownington
$3600 to support accessible pathways between buildings at the Old Stone House Museum

Town of Fairlee, Fairlee
$30000 to support the installation of an elevator

Town of Wardsboro, Wardsboro
$5664 to support new drapery and painted curtain restoration

Town of Waterbury, Waterbury
$30000 to support the installation of a new HVAC system

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
$9250 to support the rebuild of stairs, window shades and multimedia projector for the Lowes Lecture Hall


Project Grants

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BEAMS at Brattleboro Area Middle School, Brattleboro
$1,950 to provide vibrant arts programming for at-risk middle-school students


The Burlington Book Festival, Williston
$2,100 to support the 10th annual festival

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington
$3,000 to support free events at the annual festival

Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndonville
$350 to support a community read program of the book "Wonder" by Palacio

Community Engagement Lab, Montpelier   
$2,100 to support the Creative Schools Initiative planning intensive

First Night St. Johnsbury Community Partnership, St. Johnsbury
$3,000 to support annual event performer fees


Windham Orchestra, Windham
$2,250 to commission and perform works by four composers with local ties

Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, Burlington
$2,100 to support moving a biennial rug hooking and fiber arts show to a new venue

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Winooski
$2,400 to support artist fees for the 2015 festival


Lakes Region Youth Orchestra, Weston
$1,800 to support the production of 25th Anniversary programming

Middlebury Actors Workshop, Weybridge
$2,100 to support a fall production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Middlebury Studio School, Leicester
$1,500 to support tuition subsidies for clients of local nonprofits

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington
$3,000 to assist with the conservation of the "Lost Shul Mural"

Opera Theatre of Weston, Weston
$2,250 to support the presentation of the East Coast premiere of "The Secret Garden" and related school programs

Revitalizing Waterbury, Waterbury
$1,750 to support the 14th annual Waterbury Arts Fest in July, 2015
   
Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research, Putney
$2,250 to support the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in 2015

Sustainable Woodstock, Woodstock
$1,400 to help produce the 2015 Bookstock Literary Festival

Vermont Independent School of the Arts, Sharon
$767 to support the fall Chalk Fest

Vermont Shakespeare Company, North Hero
$2,400 to support the 8th summer season of Shakespeare in the Park


Waterbury Duxbury School District, Waterbury
$3,000 to support the 2014 River of Light Lantern Parade