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FY2017 Grantees

Artist Development Grants

Artists in Schools Grants

Arts Impact Grants

Arts Partnership Grants

Creation Grants

Cultural Facilities Grants

Head Start Arts Integration Grants

Technical Assistance Grants

FY2016 Grantees

Artist Development Grants

Clare Byrne, Huntington
$450 to support a visiting artist residency at the Bogliasco Foundation

Emily Claire Casey, Burlington
$250 to support attendance at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference

Laurie Courage, Craftsbury Common
$250 to support attendance of classes at Fiber College of Maine    Craftsbury Common

Michelle Dussault, Brattleboro
$600 to support participation at the Hambidge Creative Residency program

Chalice Mitchell, Dorset
$330 to support participation in Studio Incaminati's Advanced Portrait Workshop

Jenny Ruth Norris, Burlington
$500 to support attendance at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training in Philadelphia

Tamara Smith, Richmond
$600 to support attendance at the Juncture Writing Workshops

Kristen M. Watson, Milton
$500 to support a visual arts residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Sean Williams, Johnson
$500 to support attendance for a course in ZBrush at the Gnomon School

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Artists in Schools Grants

Academy School, Brattleboro
$2,500 to support a 10-day mapmaking residency with Mollie Burke

Baird School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a 21-day residency with the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive

Bishop John A. Marshall School, Morrisville
$1,000 to support a four-day ceramics residency with artist Heather Sterns

Brandon Town School District, Brandon
$750 to support a three-day residency and field trip with Judy Dow that focuses on Vermont's geology and culture through mapmaking

Burlington High School, Burlington
$2,000 to support an eight-day residency with Rebecca Mack that connects language arts, hip-hop, and social justice

Cabot School, Cabot
$1,750 to support a seven-day theater arts residency with Susan Palmer

Capstone Community Action, Barre
$2,500 to support a 10-day artist residency with Kim Desjardins at the Family Literacy Center that concludes with an art reception

Camel's Hump Middle School, Richmond
$1,000 to support a four-day residency with Vermont Young Playwrights

Chamberlin Elementary School, South Burlington
$2,250 to support a nine-day residency with Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko which culminates in a student performance

Concord School, Concord
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with No Strings Marionette Company

Green Street School, Brattleboro
$1,000 to support a four-day mapmaking residency with Mollie Burke

Harwood Union High School, South Duxbury
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with composer Erik Nielsen

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler, Burlington
$2,500 to support a 10-day residency with Burlington Taiko which culminates in a community performance

Milton School District (Town High  School),  Milton
$1,000 to support a four-day residency with Cardboard Teck Instantute

Montpelier Public Schools, Montpelier
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with composer Erik Nielsen that culminates in a live performance of students' compositions

Randolph Union High School, Randolph
$1,750 to support a seven-day musical composition and songwriting residency with Evan Premo

Richmond Elementary School, Richmond
$1,500 to support a lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a community lantern parade

Rochester School, Rochester
$1,250 to support a five-day residency with drummer Steve Ferraris that culminates in a student performance

Rumney Memorial School, Middlesex
$2,500 to support an 11-day residency with No Strings Marionette Company that culminates in a student performance

St. Johnsbury School, St. Johnsbury
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with Evan Premo

Shaftsbury Elementary School, Shaftsbury
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with No Strings Marionette Company

Springfield Schools District, Springfield
$1,250 to support a five-day cartography residency with  artist Judy Dow that incorporates Springfield's  history

Stowe Elementary School, Stowe
$1,750 to support a seven-day visual arts residency with Gowri Savoor

Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury
$2,250 to support a nine-day residency with No Strings Marionette Company

Townshend Elementary School, Townshend
$1,500 to support a six-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle that culminates in a community performance

Twin Valley Elementary, Wilmington
$2,000 to support an eight-day bookmaking residency with Linda Whelihan to integrate art across the curriculum

U-32 Middle and High School, Montpelier
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with artist Gowri Savoor

Union Street School, Springfield
$2,500 to support a 10-day movement and dance residency with Ashley Hensel Browning that explores fractions

Winooski High School, Winooski
$2,250.00 to support a nine-day residency with Vermont Young Playwrights culminating in student
performances

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Arts Impact Grants

Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro
$2,400 to support the 15th Annual Brattleboro Literary Festival

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington
$2,312 to support a collaboration with artists at the Center for Cartoon Studies to produce a multilingual graphic handbook about landlord/tenant law

Community Engagement Lab, Montpelier
$3,000 to support arts-integrated curriculum projects in PreK-12 schools across Vermont

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
$3,000 to support the Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Project

Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield
$960 to support extended arts learning opportunities for the community

Green Mountain Performing Arts, Waterbury
$2,700 to support performances of the Farm to Ballet project

Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Montpelier
$3,000 to support the Creative Arts and Music Program (CAMP) residency week for young musicians  

Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick
$1,138 to support a performance and workshop for the community led by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Langdon Street Alive, Montpelier
$3,000 to support public art installations along Langdon Street

Music-COMP, Essex Junction
$3,000 to support Composition to Live Performance, through which students compose music to be performed in a live setting

Orleans County Historical Society, Brownington
$2,400 to support an exhibition of early American decorative art featuring Rufus Porter murals    

River Gallery School, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support Senior ARTreach, a program for seniors and their caregivers

Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Montpelier
$2,700 to support the Spice on Snow winter music festival

The Art House, Craftsbury Common
$3,000 to support Studio Night Out, a year-long after school arts program for youth

Vermont Performing Arts League, Burlington
$3,000 to support the 24th annual Vermont International Festival

Vermont Shakespeare Festival, Burlington
$2,400 to support production of and educational initiatives for TBA Shakespeare

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Arts Partnership Grants

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

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Creation Grants

Shoshana Bass, Putney
$3,000 to support the creation of a puppet theater show called "When I Put on Your Glove"

Kate Fetherston, Montpelier
$3,000 to support the creation of a body of paintings using cold wax and oil that speak to a wabi-sabi aesthetic

Wylie Sofia Garcia, Burlington
$3,000 to support the creation of a body of photographic lenticular images made from silver gelatin prints and ink drawings for exhibition

Heather Lanier, Bennington
$3,000 to support the  draft of a nonfiction book, which explores the subject of disability through the lens of personal experience

Ellen Lesser, East Montpelier
to support the completion of a short story collection about mothers and daughters, addiction, intervention, treatment, recovery, and relapse

Michelle Saffran, Moretown
$3,000 to support the development of a visual, muti-media series called “Remembering Our Future Death”

Hanna Satterlee, Montpelier
$3,000 to support the creation of a series of short dance films to bring movement into new communities

John Willis, Dummerston
$3,000 to support the creation of photographic short stories regarding contemporary values

Mary Wright, Wilmington
$3,000 to support the creation of a body of work addressing the artist's experience with loss and tropical storm Irene

Matt Neckers, Eden
$3,000 to support the creation of a miniature art museum with miniature galleries and artwork inside a 1960s era camper

Michael Zebrowski, Morrisville
$3,000 to support the creation  of temporary wood, metal, and concrete sculptures and observational devices

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Cultural Facilities Grants

Adamant Community Arts Center, Adamant
$10,314 to support electrical wiring upgrades and building insulation

Dorset Players, Dorset
$7,913 to support lighting and sound system upgrades as well as replacement of stage flooring

Friends of the Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$21,000 to support acoustic upgrades in the music school building

Hartford Historical Society, Hartford
$3,380 to support electrical system upgrades in the Garipay House

Island Arts, North Hero
$21,000 to support the installation of a mound septic system for the County Arts and Education Center  

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
$15,373 to support theatrical lighting system upgrades

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
$3,066 to support the purchase and installation of electric door openers

Orleans County Historical Society, Brownington
$19,125 to support upgrades to plumbing and heating systems in the Grammar School building

Paramount Center, Rutland
$27,000 to support the acquisition of a sound array speaker system

Pierce Hall Community Center, Rochester
$4,916 to support the installation of mechanical rigging system to maneuver a historic painted curtain    

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
$5,554 to support upgrades to exhibit lighting and security systems

Royalton Memorial Library Association, South Royalton
$14,018 to support the purchase and installation of a new heating system

Rutland Free Library Association, Rutland
$12,150 to support safety, accessibility, and plumbing upgrades to the main lobby restrooms

Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury
$2,466 to support the purchase of a modular stage system

Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon
$7,700 to support heating system upgrades

St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center, Saint Johnsbury
$5,606 to support basement renovations for the safe storage and preservation of historical artifacts    

Town of Bristol
$21,000 to support sound system upgrades including an assistive listening system and acoustic improvements in Holley Hall

Town of Franklin
$4,900 to support upgrades to existing wiring and lighting systems

Town of Woodstock
$12,204 to support improved physical accessibility to the Town Hall Theater including the installation of a new door with electric door opener and replacement of exterior walkway and landing

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Colchester
$11,025 to support an upgrade to the direct digital control system of an existing HVAC system

White River Craft Center, Randolph
$4,471 to support furnace room upgrades in the north wing including installation of a new furnace, fire-rated sheetrock, and fire door

Wilder Club and Library, Wilder
$7,200 to support the installation of an air conditioning system in the main auditorium

Worcester Historical Society, Worcester
$3,850 to support the installation of an accessible ramp and door, as well as replacement of basement stairs and handrail for the upstairs stairwell

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Head Start Arts Integration

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support arts integration programming through a partnership with Head Start

Burlington Children's Space, Burlington
$4,000 to support arts integration programming through a partnership with Head Start

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$4,000 to support arts integration programming through a partnership with Head Start

Catamount Film and Arts Center, Saint Johnsbury
$4,000 to support arts integration programming at two sites in the Northeast Kingdom through a partnership with Head Start

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$4,000 to support arts integration programming through a partnership with Champlain Valley Head Start

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$4,000 to support arts integration programming in Bennington and Rutland through a partnership with Head Start

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Technical Assistance Grants

Community Engagement Lab, Montpelier
$725 to support hiring of a consultant to assist with strategic planning

Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
$600 to support staff training and strategic planning facilitated by the Anti Oppression Resource and Training Alliance

The Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$1,200 to support the hiring of a consultant to assist with cataloguing concert information for the Vermont Jazz Center Archive

VSA Vermont, Essex Junction
$475 to help in sending three staff members to the Vermont Collective Impact Conference

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FY2016 Grantees

Artist Development Grants

Artists in Schools Grants

Arts Partnership Grants

Creation Grants

Cultural Facilities Grants

Cultural Routes Grants

Head Start Arts Integration Grants

Project Grants

Technical Assistance Grants

FY2015 Animating Infrastructure Grants

Artist Development Grants

Jensen Beach, Jericho
$500 to support attendance at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference

Michael Bodel, Putney
$1,000 to support attendance at the 2016 APAP Conference to market new multi-media dance work

Megan Buchanan, Guilford
$600 to support a three-day choreography workshop with Delisa Myles

Susan Calza, Montpelier
$550 to support travel expenses for installing a new exhibit in Chicago

Joni B. Cole, White River Junction
$1,000 to support a writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Marianne DiMascio, Burlington
$350 to support attendance at the Stowe Story Labs workshops in Stowe

Bidi Dworkin, South Londonderry
$1,000 to support attendance at a vocal improvisation intensive

Genese Grill, Burlington
$500 to support participation in an artist residency at the Fusion Gallery in Turin, Italy

Angus McCullough, North Bennington
$700 to support participation in an artist residency at BoxoPROJECTS in Joshua Tree, CA

Riki Moss, Grand Isle
$500 to suppport web and print marketing for an upcoming residency and scultpture exhibition

Angela Palm, Burlington
$285 to support a week-long writing residency at the Hemingway House

Katherine Powers, Waterville
$1,000 to support a four-week writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Michelle Saffran, Moretown
$600 to support attendance at a workshop: Photography: Iphone Captures, Processing and Printing

Gail Salzman, Fairfield
$900 to support a one-month artist residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts

Nancy Means Wright, Middlebury
$500 to support professional editing assistance for a collection of poems to be published

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Artists in Schools Grants

Academy School, Brattleboro
$2,500 to support a ten-day mapmaking residency with visual artist Mollie Burke

Albert D. Lawton School, Essex Junction
$1,000 to support a four-day lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a lantern parade

Allen Brook School, Williston
$2,000 to support an eight-day lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a lantern parade

Baird School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a 20-day theater arts residency with Susanna Olson and the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive program

Barnet School, Barnet
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with Susan Palmer that culminates in an original theatrical production

Beeman Elementary School, New Haven
$1,500 to support a six-day residency with Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater that explores culture, language, music, and dance

Burlington High School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a 26-day residency using the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive program to integrate theater into English instruction

Cambridge Elementary School, Morrisville
$1,000 to support a five-day residency with Circus Smirkus that culminates in a student performance

Capstone Community Action, Barre
$2,500 to support a ten-day visual arts residency at the Family Literacy Center with Kim Desjardins that culminates in an artist's reception

Champlain Elementary, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day theater residency with Trisha Denton through which students explore the play "Brundibar" in music and core academic classes

Currier Memorial School, Danby
$1,250 to support a five-day STEAM-oriented residency with Donald Knaack that  explores music making, environmental responsibility, and the  principals of sound

Essex High School, Essex Junction
$750 to support a five-day sculptural lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a community parade

Essex Middle School, Essex Junction
$2,500 to support a 20-day residency with Lida Winfield and the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive program

Education Rocks

Ferrisburgh Central School Enrichment, Ferrisburgh
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with Evan Premo that explores the scientific properties of light and sound and culminates in a performance

Hardwick Elementary School, Hardwick
$2,500 to support a ten-day drumming residency with the Burlington Taiko Group that culminates in a school concert

Harwood Union High School, South Duxbury
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with music composer Erik Nielsen that culminates with performances of student compositions

Hiawatha School, Essex Junction
$750 to suppport a three-day lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a lantern parade

Hinesburg Community School, Hinesburg
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive program

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O.Wheeler, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day dance and movement residency with Lida Windfield using the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive program

Main Street Middle School, Montpelier
$1,750 to support a seven-day music residency with Evan Premo that culminates in a student performance

Marlboro Elementary School, Marlboro
$2,500 to support a ten-day puppetry residency with Linda Whelihan, which integrates visual arts and core curriculum through story boards  

 

A puppetry residency at the River Rock School

Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs
$1,250 to support a five-day residency with the No Strings Marionette Company

Montpelier High School Montpelier
$2,500 to support an eight-day residency with Erik Nielsen through which students will create original music compositions

Mount Holly School, Mount Holly
$2,250 to support a four-day residency with Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater that will culminate in a student performance

Northfield Elementary School, Northfield
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle that culminates in a community event

Northfield Middle/High School, Northfield
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle that culminates in a community event

Peacham Elementary School, Peacham
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with dancer Heather Bryce to integrate music and dance into the study of conflict and the Civil War

Reading Elementary School, Reading
$2,500 to support a five-day residency with Linda Whelihan that culminates in the creation of a mural from recycled materials

Red Cedar School, Bristol
$2,500 to support a 12-day residency with Very Merry Theatre that culminates in a performance of "The Lost Prince"

Richmond Elementary School, Richmond
$1,250 to support a five-day residency with circus artist Troy Wunderle

Ripton Elementary School, Ripton
$1,500 to support a six-day residency with No Strings Marionette Company that culminates in a performance for the community

River Rock School, Montpelier
$2,500 to support a ten-day puppetry residency with the No Strings Marionette Company integrating standards around performance, communication, and vocabulary

Shelburne Community School, Shelburne
$2,500 to support a 20-day residency using the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive program

St. Albans City School, Saint Albans
$1,250 to support a five-day residency with Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater for 4th-6th grade students

St. Johnsbury School, St. Johnsbury
$1,750 to support a seven-day residency with Gowri Savoor that connects scientific inquiry and the creation of art

Creating a mural at the Dover School. Photo from this article in Brattleboro Reformer.

The Dover School, East Dover
$2,500 to support a ten-day visual arts residency with Linda Whelihan through which students create a multi-media mural

The Schoolhouse Learning Center, South Burlington
$2,500 to support a 14-day theater residency with Susan Palmer that culminates in a performance of "The Legend of the Cofee Bean"

The Village School of North Bennington, North Bennington
$2,500 to support an 11-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle that culminates in a school-wide performance

Thomas Fleming Elementary School, Essex Junction
$1,000 to support a collaboration with Summit Street School on four-day lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a community parade

Townshend Elementary School, Townshend
$1,500    to support a six-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle that culminates in a school-wide performance

U-32 Middle and High School, Montpelier
$2,500 to support a 10-day theater lighting residency with Lost Nation Theater

Union Elementary School, Montpelier
$1,500 to support a visual arts residency exploring Abenaki history with ethnobotanist Judy Dow that culminates in an exhibition

Union Street School, Springfield
$2,500 to support a ten-day movement residency with Ashley Hensel-Browning that culminates in a final performance

Vermont Commons School, South Burlington
$1,250 to support a five-day theater residency with Trisha Denton for the production of "Brundibar"

Vernon Elementary School, Vernon
$1,000 to support a ten-day residency with Judy Dow that will focus on storytelling, cartography, and local history

Waterbury Duxbury School District, Waterbury
$2,500 to support a ten-day lantern-making residency with Gowri Savoor that culminates in a parade and exhibit

Weybridge Elementary School, Weybridge
$1,500 to support a six-day residency with Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater that explores culture, language, music, and dance

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Arts Partnership Grants

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

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Creation Grants

Hugh Coyle, Middletown Springs
$3,000 to support the crafting and publication of excerpts of the novel "Peace at Last"

Patrick Downes, Montpelier
$3,000 to support the creation of a new novel
     
Brenda Garand, Hartford
$3,000 to support the creation of sculptures with themes related to New England heritage

Alexandra Halkin, Burlington
$3,000 to support production of the feature documentary film, "End of Love"

Nora Jacobson, Norwich
$3,000 to support the creation of a documentary about poet Ruth Stone, Vermont Poet Laureate 2007-2011

Katie Loesel, Richmond
$3,000 to support the creation of a new body of work comprised of prints and welded metal sculptures

Keisha Luce, Thetford
$3,000 to support the creation of "American Body," a sculpture series cataloging the effects of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan

Robin MacArthur, Marlboro
$3,000 to support the creation of a novel set in Vermont and readings of that work throughout the community

Kerrin McCadden, Plainfield
$3,000 to support the creation of a collection of poems entitled "Street View"

Erik Nielsen, Brookfield
$3,000 to support a new work for bassoon and piano

Danielle O'Hallisey, Worcester
$3,000 to support the creation, recording, and local performance of works for electronic guitar, cello, and violin

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Cultural Facilities Grants

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington
$17,898 to build an ADA accessible bridge and walkway
  
Bradford Public Library, Bradford
$2,933 to support the repair and renovation of the library heating system

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
$19,340 to install roof and attic insulation

Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
$11,700 to replace the proscenium curtain, upgrade the assisted listening system, and to upgrade the in-house sound system
  
Lyric Theatre Company, Williston
$20,300 to support ADA-based improvements to the building's entryway and a dust collection/heating system for the set construction shop

Pawlett Historical Society, Pawlet
$8,729 to convert the cemetery building into an historical display and storage space, and install an ADA accessible bathroom
    
Peacham Library, Peacham
$21,150 to support the creation of a theater/performance space including AV equipment, theatrical lighting, and storage cabinets

Poultney Public Library, Poultney
$30,000 to support upgrades to plumbing and HVAC system

Preservation Trust of Vermont, Burlington
$25,000 to support the installation of a fire alarm and smoke-tight doors at the Vermont Marble Museum

Putney Historical Society, Putney
$30,000 to support theatrical and accessibility upgrades to Next Stage Performing Arts Center

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
$27,000 to support the installation of new cases with LED lighting for display of the waterfowl decoy collection
   
The Art House, Craftsbury Common
$3,771 to support upgrades to electrical and lighting systems at the Masonic Hall

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
$15,000 to support the enlargement of the loading dock door

Town of Wilmington
$30,000 to support building envelope improvements and insulation upgrades to Memorial Hall

Vermont Children's Theater, Lyndonville
$3,533 to support the purchase and installation of new theater curtains
  
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston
$6,120 to support the purchase of a new stage lighting console and repair of an existing stage lighting dimmer rack

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Cultural Routes Grants

Bakersfield Elementary Middle School, Bakersfield
$200 to support a trip for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to a see "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" at the Flynn Center

Crossett Brook Union Middle School, Duxbury
$200 to support a trip for students to see the Pekin Acrobats at the Flynn Center

Laraway Youth and Family Services, Williston
$200 to support students in attending the "Companhia Urbana De Danca" performance at the Flynn Center

Lyndon Institute, Lyndon
$200 to support students in attending the rehearsal and performance of a Prarie Home Companion

Monkton Central School, North Ferrisburgh
$200 to support students in attending the Improvised Shakespeare Company at the Flynn Center  

NFI VT/ The Arlington School, St. Johnsbury
$200 to support student participation in the Life in Early Vermont workshop at the Shelburne Museum

Robinson Elementary School, Starksboro
$200 to support K-6 students in attending "Math Dance: The Secret Life of Squares" at the Flynn Center

Rochester School, Rochester
$200 to support students in attending "Skippyjon Jones Snow What" at the Hopkins Center for the Arts

Twin Valley Elementary, Wilmington
$200 to support 4th and 5th-grade students in attending the annual Music in the Schools concert at the Latchis Theater

The Village School of North Bennington, North Bennington
$200 to support third-grade students in touring the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art

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Head Start Arts Integration

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$3,600 to support partnerships with Head Start to improve and expand arts-integrated programming in early education

Burlington Children's Space, Burlington
$3,200 to support partnerships with Head Start to improve and expand arts-integrated programming in early education

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$4,000 to support partnerships with Head Start to improve and expand arts-integrated programming in early education

Catamount Film and Arts Center, Saint Johnsbury
$3,500 to support partnerships with Head Start to improve and expand arts-integrated programming in early education

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$2,900 to support partnerships with Head Start to improve and expand arts-integrated programming in early education

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$2,800 to support partnerships with Head Start to improve and expand arts-integrated programming in early education

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Project Grants

Art in the Neighborhood, Brattleboro
$1,500 to support a collaboration with health and rehabilitation services to implement arts classes in after-school and summer programs
    
Community Engagement Lab, Montpelier
$2,850 to support the presentation of four concerts and community engagement events in communities across Vermont

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
$1,500 to support playwriting workshops for middle and high school students through the Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Project

First Night St. Johnsbury Community Partnership, St. Johnsbury
$3,000 to support the annual event with funds to hire local performing artists

Friends of the Brattleboro Music Center—Windham Orchestra, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support the production of "Carmina Burana" in partnership with local schools and a local chorus

Kingdom County Productions, Barnet
$1,500 to support partnerships with local recovery centers to provide writing workshops and readings through the Writers for Recovery project

Middlebury Actors Workshop, Weybridge
$2,000 to support the production of a play through a collaboration with Middlebury Union High School students

Middlebury Studio School, Leicester
$1,600 to support  arts education programming for clients of local social service programs

Monteverdi Artists Collaborative, Guilford
$2,100 to support the traveling exhibition of painting and poetry entitled "Shedding Light on the Working Forest"

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
$2,850 to increase access for schools to guided tours through the museum’s Passport to Learning program

The Art House, Craftsbury Common
$2,700 to support community engagement, planning and creation of a community sculpture

The Burlington Book Festival, Williston
$3,000 to support the 11th annual book festival and celebration of literature

Theatre Kavanah, Burlington
$3,000 to support the production of "Brundibar: A Musical Tale"

Vermont Performing Arts League, Burlington
$2,400 to support the annual Vermont International Festival

Vermont Shakespeare Company, North Hero
$3,000 to support the 2016 summer season of Shakespeare programming

Young Writers Project, Burlington
$2,100 to support youth slam poetry clubs and competitions statewide

Windham County Sheriff's Department, Newfane
$2,360 to support the Community Hope and Action concert series

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Technical Assistance Grants

The Art House, Craftsbury Common
$322 to support staff attendance at Results-Based Accountability trainings

Big Heavy World, Burlington
$360 to support attendance at the Music Cities Convention and Future of Music Policy Summit

Capital City Concerts, Montpelier
$1,100 to support the board in a consultant-led strategic planning process

Estey Organ Museum, Brattleboro
$540 to support the redesign of an existing website to one that is reponsive using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Frog Hollow Craft Association, Burlington
$800 to support the redesign of an existing website to one that will be responsive and accessible to a wide range of visitors

River Gallery School, Brattleboro
$1,500 to support board mentorship around marketing, strategic planning, and fundraising

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$1,200 to support the hiring of professional developers to create a new, modern, accessible website

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FY2015

Animating Infrastructure

Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge
$15,000 to support the design and creation of murals on two existing concrete silos on town-owned property in Jeffersonville

Poultney Historical Society, East Poultney
$14,480 to support the fabrication and installation of two large standing slate stones with memorial inscription referencing the slate stone history of the region that will serve as a community gateway

Town of Morristown, Morrisville
$14,450 to support the design and creation of three interactive, interchangeable sculptural trees in the downtown area of Morrisville