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Funding Available for Public Art

Funding Available for Public Art

Posted: September 26, 2016

Information sessions for the Animating Infrastructure Grant program will be held October 13-26. The program is designed to encourage communities to engage artists in the planning, design and/or fabrication of public art in infrastructure projects and to encourage thinking beyond the ordinary as concepts for new buildings, roads, bridges, and other public spaces are developed. Participants will learn about the application process, and will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for projects in their own community. Sessions are led by Michele Bailey, senior program director at the Vermont Arts Council. Anyone who wants to learn more about this grant program is encouraged to attend. Read More
Building Community Out of Silos

Building Community Out of Silos

Posted: February 18, 2016

“Jeffersonville Fiercely Debates Proposed Public Art” proclaimed the Stowe Reporter headline. Asked about those words, Justin Marsh, trustee of the Cambridge Arts Council (CAC) laughs. “Fierce may be a bit strong, but there has certainly been debate. And I think the project has been more successful because of it.” Six months earlier, Marsh and CAC president Carol Plante didn’t have an idea in mind when they decided to attend a Vermont Arts Council grant seeker workshop. They were intrigued by the grant name, Animating Infrastructure, and CAC was looking for a new project. “It was a bit daunting,” said Marsh, “but the workshop organizers were encouraging and the first phase required only a one-page proposal so we went for it.” Read More
It’s an Honor

It’s an Honor

Posted: October 27, 2015

“I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to find her.” That’s what my colleague Michele Bailey said to me as we passed Fat Tom’s Auto Center on Route 30 and turned right at the light on Main Street. I had not been to Poultney before. I did know this: what granite is to Barre, slate is to Poultney. Now I was finding out that Poultney is not large; as soon as the car rounded the corner, we saw what we were looking for. Read More
Animating Infrastructure: Funding for Collaborative Projects

Animating Infrastructure: Funding for Collaborative Projects

Posted: August 14, 2014

Vermont communities are encouraged to take a look at Animating Infrastructure—a pilot program developed to foster collaborative partnerships between communities and artists. From bike racks and solar panels to a new bridge or community bike path, the program aims to support the successful integration of  art in existing or proposed … Read More