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Grant Seeker Workshops Available

Grant Seeker Workshops Available

Posted: April 5, 2019

Are you thinking about applying for an FY2020 Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop between April 22 and 24. Designed for both new and experienced grant writers, these free workshops focus on Council grant programs currently open for application: Arts Impact and Creation. 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—including our new Artist Services Manager Dominique Gustin. Read More
Making the Pitch

Making the Pitch

Posted: March 13, 2019

The Council’s most sought-after support comes by way of Creation Grants. Both the number and size of the awards have recently increased, but the competition remains stiff. A strong application matters. Start with quality work samples (here’s a tip sheet that will help). And when you're ready to kill it on the narrative questions, read this sage advice gathered from three crack panelists: Andrea Rosen, Allison Coyne Carroll, and Mickey Myers. Each were asked the same questions. No one minced words, and the responses were remarkably aligned. Read More
Tempesta’s Landscapes and Wildlife

Tempesta’s Landscapes and Wildlife

Posted: April 28, 2016

"Wait. Those aren't photographs." That's something you might overhear as people look at the careful art of Gabriel Tempesta. Fastidious details construct near-perfect representations of nature. Trees. Bees. The ocean. A giant monarch butterfly. The older works are made mostly with charcoal and water on Claybord; sometimes, casein paint. Gabe described working on Claybord this way: "You can erase, scratch into it, lift off tiny white lines." Read More
Searching for Community in Words

Searching for Community in Words

Posted: January 4, 2016

Emily Bernard, writer, professor of English and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont—and mother—received a Creation Grant to support research for “Black is the Body: Essays.” The essays explore what it means to be  at home in one’s skin as well in a society in which racial disparities continue to divide us. The following is an excerpt from “Mother on Earth.” Read More
The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Posted: November 3, 2015

Brian McCarthy is a saxophonist, composer, and educator. He also says he is a Civil War geek. One more thing: Brian is the recipient of an FY2015 Creation Grant from the Arts Council—funding that provided him the opportunity to write a chamber jazz suite. For inspiration, he dug into the written words of Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address; these words came as the Civil War was looming. Brian says he found the words of a lawyer, a president, and a human in that address. In the words he found most human, he discovered the title for the suite. Read More
Project and Creation Grant Seeker Workshops

Project and Creation Grant Seeker Workshops

Posted: March 18, 2015

Overview The Vermont Arts Council will host free informational workshops for the FY2016 Project and Creation Grant programs. Anyone interested in applying to either program is encouraged to attend. Project Grants support Vermont-registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, municipalities, and schools in their efforts to bring the arts to the center … Read More