Vermont Arts Council

Cultural Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops


The Vermont Arts Council will host free workshops for Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities interested in applying for FY2016 Cultural Facilities Grants.

Through the Cultural Facilities Grant program, grants up to $30,000 are awarded to Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities to enhance, create, or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural activities for the public. Projects such as wiring, heating, adding ADA accessibility features (e.g. elevators, lifts, assistive listening systems, ramps, and bathrooms), lighting, and stage improvements are eligible for consideration. This program is administered by the Vermont Arts Council in conjunction with the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 1, 2015.

Applicants are encouraged to one of the workshops. RSVP by sending an email to Troy Hickman, or by calling him at 802-828-3292


•    Barre Opera House, 6 North Main Street, Barre
•    Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland
•    Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Snow date: March 24. If any of the three scheduled workshops are postponed due to weather, a workshop will be held in the Vermont Arts Council conference room at 136 State Street, Montpelier.


2:30-4:30 p.m.    program and application material overview
4:30-5:30 p.m.    ADA accessibility projects—application tips and information


physically accessiblequestions symbolAll workshop locations are physically accessible. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator with any questions you have about accessibility. She can be reached by sending an email to Michele Bailey or by calling 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls welcome.

We will make every effort to honor requests for specific accommodations made by February 27, 2015.