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Arts News for February 16, 2017  
Green Mountain Performing Arts was the recipient of an FY2017 Arts Impact Grant.
Ready, Set, Grants!
Arts Council funding supports artists, arts organizations, and cultural centers. From helping a musician produce a new work to improving a town hall heating system, Council grants expand opportunities for people to create and participate in the arts.

Grant Seeker Workshops are scheduled over the next few weeks. These workshops include an overview of program guidelines. They may also include group discussion, written exercises, or a mock panel activity. Participants will have help deciding which of the Council's grant programs best meet their needs and will learn how to construct a competitive grant application.

Wondering which grant program might work for you? Read on ...
The New England Center for Circus Arts has been a recipient of an Arts Partnership Grant.
Grants for Organizations
Arts Impact Grants support organizations, municipalities, and schools in their efforts to create a more vibrant quality of life by providing equal and abundant access to the arts.   
Arts Partnership Grants support the annual operations of Vermont arts organizations through three-year grants.
Technical Assistance Grants
Technical Assistance Grants support activities that help Vermont arts organizations strengthen their capacity to serve constituents. 

Grant Seeker Workshops
All workshops are from 9 a.m. to noon

February 24  Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
March 1 Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction 
March 2  North End Studios, 294 Winooski Ave., Burlington 
Writer Emily Bernard was the recipient of an FY2015 Creation Grant.
Grants for Artists
Creation Grants
Creation Grants support the creation of new work by Vermont artists. These grants can fund time, materials, and space rental for artists and artist groups.

Artist Development Grants
Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers by providing matching funds for skills training or business development.
Grant Seeker Workshops
All workshops are from 1 to 3 p.m.
February 24  Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
March 1  Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction 
March 2 North End Studios, 294 Winooski Ave., Burlington
The Dorset Players received an FY2017 Cultural Facilities Grant.
Grants for Communities or Organizations
Cultural Facilities Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants help Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities enhance, create, or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural activities for the public.
Grant Seeker Workshops  
All workshops are from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

March 1  The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland
March 2  Norwich Library, 368 S. Main Street, Norwich 
March 3  Morristown Centennial Library, 7 Richmond Street, Morristown

 Find more information about Cultural Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops.  
Workshop Registration
Space is limited in all venues. Participants must register by February 22 by sending an email to Meredith Bell or by calling 802.828.3292.

All workshop locations are physically accessible.
If you have questions about accessibility, email Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator, or call her at 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls welcome.

More information about Grant Seeker Workshops is here.
Arts Briefs
The Chandler Center for the Arts is accepting applications for the position of executive director. Deadline for applications is March 31.
Find more information.
Applications are being accepted for the Voices of the Wilderness artist residency in Alaska.
Deadline is March 1.
Read more
The Cold Hollow Sculpture Park is accepting applications for a part-time program coordinator.
Deadline is February 28.
Find out more.
Vermont Arts 2017 Events: Coming Soon!
Chandler Center for the Arts
February 17
River Arts
February 17
Woodstock Village Green
February 17 to 19
Brandon Music
February 18
Spotlight Vermont
February 18
South Burlington
Mann Gymnasium at the UVM Trinity Campus
February 25
Centre Congregational Church
February 24
Castleton Downtown Gallery
Through March 18
Mahaney Center for the Arts
February 22
The Masonic Hall
February 25
 Compass Music and Arts Center
Through April 1
Guilford Community Church
February 25
Featured Story
Photo courtesy Vermont Arts Exchange.
Success Story From Vermont Arts Exchange

As we look forward to a new round of grant applications, we also reflect on past success. The Vermont Arts Exchange received an Arts Partnership Grant, a program that helps arts organizations address the needs of their own communities. Read how this Bennington-based arts organization found a creative solution to a challenging problem in "In a New Space," this week's featured story.

Past Issues, 2017

February 16, 2017  grants open | grant seeker workshops offered | executive director needed at Chandler | Voices of the Wilderness artist residency | Cold Hollow Sculpture Park looking for program coordinator | VAE success story

February 2, 2017  Vermont Arts Advocacy Day | National Arts Advocacy | tribute to Howard Frank Mosher | Dorset Theatre Festival's 40th Anniversary | Cultural Facilities Grants open | Vermont Governor's Institutes accepting applications | Kathy Stark's exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery

January 19, 2017  arts advocacy | funding cuts proposed | Vermont Arts 2017 | The Art of Inclusion workshop announced | Poem City coming | Building a Marketing Plan workshop announced | art mapping at Academy School

Past Issues, 2016

December 22, 2016  holiday message

December 8, 2016  Peter Gould's Slow School Movement | ten ways to give arts | holiday season events

November 24, 2016  Governor's Arts Award report | inviting nominations | VSO seeks director of philanthropy | Vermont Performance Lab invites applicants for SEED | Animating Infrastructure letter of intent due | Arts amd Alpine Define Winter Landscape

November 10, 2016  Governor's Arts Awards coming | Animating Infrastructure Grants | Poetry Out Loud registration deadline | Katie Runde's "Etudes"

October 27, 2016  Halloween events | NEFA Creatives Count | Performance Showcase | Creative Learning Forum | The Arts Are Essential | a copyright misunderstanding

October 13, 2016  Governor's Arts Awards | Vermont Arts 2017 | Animating Infrastructure Grant information sessions | Winning Public Art Commissions workshop | survey for creative workers | VMTA conference | interviews with Kristen M. Watson and Sean Williams

September 29, 2016  tributes to Budbill and Kinsey | NEFA survey for creative workers | Vermont Arts 2017 survey | Winning Public Art Commissions | Animating Infrastructure Grants and workshops | Off Center for Dramatic Arts' Fringe Festival

September 15, 2016  Market Vermont Grant program open | Vermont Arts & Culture Heritage Retreat | welcome Meredith Bell | Vermont Creative Learning Forum | Winning Public Art Commissions | Vermont Studio Center fellowships | VJC Summer Workshop

September 1, 2016  Breaking Into Business: Winning Public Art Commissions | first Friday art walks | NEA study on arts participation state-by-state | grants for choreographers | Hop to It! featured story

August 18, 2016  Symbolic Landscapes coming to Spotlight Gallery | Troy Hickman is education programs manager | Artists in Schools Grant round open | 2017 AMP [Your City] Grant program open | Art House hiring teaching artist

August 4, 2016  gubernatorial candidates speak about arts | FY2017 grants awarded | Jeffersonville to dedicate silo murals | reflections from grant panelist

July 21, 2016  outdoor sculpture | music festivals | Arts Literacy Institute | grants and information associate | "The Little Mermaid, Jr." at Barre Opera House

July 7, 2016  Capitol District and arts events | embeddable arts calendar | job opening for grants and information associate | Vermont Arts Guide | Artist Development and Technical Assistance Grant rounds open | watercolors by Amanda Amend

June 23, 2016  artists added to teaching artist roster | Rachel Stearns joins Council staff | summer arts camps | grant programs opening July 1 | SailArt Floating Gallery | video on Make Music Vermont | art donated to hospitals | website accessibility

June 9, 2016  arts education celebrated at garden party | new board members elected at annual meeting | Jane Chu visits Vermont | applications open for Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Appprenticeship Program | call for Great Vermont Plein Air Paint Out | collaboration between Council and Vermont Arts Exchange in Head Start Program | results of Vermonter Poll

May 26, 2016  garden party celebrates arts in education | Arts Council annual meeting | Bob Stannard teaches harmonica to IAA students | Times Argus editorial on arts in Vermont | Upcycle Art Bike competition | Michelle Obama's Turnaround Arts Program to continue via Kennedy Center | Anais Mitchell's "Hadestown" arrives in New York | combine art and hiking along the Long Trail

May 12, 2016  NEA awards $175,000 to Vermont organizations | state appropriation to Council approved | H. 868 passes, Council to establish Vermont Creative Network | annual meeting and garden party | Make Music VT | VSA workshop "Drumming for Success" | Upcyle Art Bike competition | new and older work by Gabe Tempesta in Spotlight Gallery

April 28, 2016  Arts Council receives marketing award | Make Music Day VT | AFTA tools for the creative sector | Gabriel Tempesta in the Spotlight Gallery | theater collaboration

April 14, 2016  grant deadlines | National Poetry Month | Vermont Creative Network | "Flight" at West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Center

March 31, 2016  State Arts Advocacy Day | arts collector's cards | Vermont Poetry Out Loud champion | Rebecca Mack and Arts Connect

March 17, 2016  Poety Out Loud Finals | Arts Advocacy Day in D.C. | arts collector's cards | grant seeker workshops | March madness membership drive | fifteen artists on art

March 3, 2016  Poety Out Loud Semifinals | Creation and Arts Impact Grants available | Cultural Facilities grant seeker workshops | Vermont Arts Advocacy Day | Dianne Shullenberger and "Circular Earth"

February 18, 2016  Cultural Facilities grantees honored | NCAS Approved by Vermont Department of Education | Cultural Facilities Grants: Aapply now | debate over silos brings community together

February 4, 2016  Honoring Cultural Facilities Grantees | Caryn King in the Spotlight Gallery | The Agile Nonprofit workshop | Farm to Ballet takes dance to new venues in 2016

January 21, 2016  Art in State Buildings reception | The Agile Nonprofit Workshop | Breaking into Business Workshop | more about Caryn King's art

January 7, 2016  welcome to Vermont Arts 2016 | Breaking into Business Workshop | call to action in arts education | art as an anchor for one student

Other Newsletters

Advocacy Updates  Sometimes an update, sometimes a call to action. Always information about the Council's position during the legislative session.

Breaking Into Business  Resources for the business-minded artist.

Notes From Outside the Box  Keeping our sector informed about the progress and shaping of the Vermont Creative Network.