Vermont Arts Council

Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

The Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont are partnering to host three workshops in March. Anyone interested in applying for a facilities grant through either the Cultural Facilities or Historic Preservation Grant programs is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. This is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Preservation Trust’s programs.

Grant Programs

Cultural Facilities 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 accessibility features, lighting, and stage improvements are eligible. This program is administered by the Vermont Arts Council. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

Historic Preservation Grants up to $20,000 are awarded to Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities to repair and rehabilitate historic buildings. In order to qualify, a building must be at least 50 years old and listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This program is administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The anticipated deadline for applications is in the fall of 2018.

The Preservation Trust of Vermont is a nonprofit organization founded to assist communities and individuals in the ongoing effort to preserve and use Vermont’s rich collection of historic and architectural resources.

2018 Schedule

Wednesday, March 21
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston

Tuesday, March 27
Hebard State Office Building, Conference Room, 100 Main Street, Newport

Wednesday, March 28
Vermont Arts Council, Conference Room, 136 State Street, Montpelier


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Cultural Facilities program and application overview
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Historic Preservation program and application overview
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Preservation Trust of Vermont programs and services overview

Register Now

All workshops are free of charge. RSVP by sending an email to Meredith Bell, or by calling her at 802.828.3292.


physically accessible, questions

All workshop locations are physically accessible for participants who use wheelchair or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your participation workshops or any other questions you have.

Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator by sending an email or by calling 802.828.3294.

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