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Art in a Time of COVID-19

Art in a Time of COVID-19

Posted: March 16, 2020

Karen Mittelman, executive director of the Vermont Arts Council, and Jody Fried, chair of the Vermont Creative Network and executive director of Catamount Arts, offer this commentary on the COVID-19 emergency’s impact on artists and cultural organizations. Originally published in VTDigger on March 15, 2020. Across the nation, theaters… Read More
Poetry is Home to Brett Ann Stanciu

Poetry is Home to Brett Ann Stanciu

Posted: March 10, 2020

Every year, the Vermont Arts Council brings young poetry-lovers together from all around Vermont to compete in Poetry Out Loud. Contestants recite poems both classic and contemporary, from Longfellow to Ada Limón, and are judged by a panel of accomplished local artists and teachers. Last week we held the 2020… Read More
Poetry Out Loud 2020 State Championship

Poetry Out Loud 2020 State Championship

Posted: March 5, 2020

Congratulations to Mollie Allen from South Burlington High School, Eliza Asante from Vermont Academy, Sadie Chamberlain from Lyndon Institute, Aiden Coli Milton High School, Ethan Lisle Champlain Valley Union High School, Kathleen Mayhew from Saint Johnsbury Academy, Fred Pohlen from Rice Memorial High School, Sam Powers from Woodstock High School,… Read More
Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2020 Semifinals

Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2020 Semifinals

Posted: February 28, 2020

The Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2020 Semifinals are scheduled for March 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Barre Opera House. The snow date is March 9. Champions from twenty-seven high schools across the state will compete. Ten finalists will be named at the end of the day, and will continue to the State Championship held Monday March 16 in partnership with Vermont PBS at their studios in Colchester. The state champion will move on to the National Championship held April 27-29 in Washington, D.C. Read More
Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Posted: January 29, 2020

The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation are partnering to host free grant seeker workshops. Staff from Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities interested in applying for facilities grants for the upcoming FY2021 Cultural Facilities or Historic Preservation Grant programs are encouraged to attend. Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Posted: January 22, 2020

Are you thinking about applying for an FY2021 Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop between February 24 and March 10. Designed for both new and experienced grant writers, these free workshops focus on Council grant programs opening for application in February: Artist Development and Creation Grants for artists; Arts Impact and Arts Partnership Grants for organizations, municipalities, and schools. Participants will gain an understanding of program guidelines, learn how to construct a competitive application, and have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Council staff—Meredith Bell, Amy Cunningham, and Dominique Gustin. Read More