April 27, 2021 reopening arts and culture venues | 2021 Vermont Arts Awards nominations | SVOG application portal reopens | new funding for creative aging | VPR poetry moments | Pat Musick's Spotlight Gallery exhibit | Amy Blanchard Darley obituary | CreateVT Action Plan launch party | Creative Zone Profiles: Russ Bennett | Council grant opportunities | meaningful art | interviews with Swan&Stone Millinery and Veronica Stevens | I AM... 2021 concludes
March 23, 2021 Better Places grants awarded | the 2021 Poetry Out Loud champion | arts recovery updates | call for poetry submissions for VPR | Vermont's creative sector action plan advances | Creative Zone Profiles: Erin Burdock | Council grant opportunities | interviews with Elise Brunelle, Riki Moss, Leaf Silver, and Kate Donnelly | I AM... 2021 artist talks continue
February 22, 2021 10 NEA grants to Vermont | making the case for creatives | powering out communities with creative industry | Creation Grants open | New England States Touring grants open | an interview with Ben Doyle of Preservation Trust of Vermont | I AM... 2021 launches with packed (zoom) house | virtual POL champion showcase March 15
January 27, 2021 director's arts advocacy update | five new board members | 2020 highlights | upcoming grant rounds | the Spotlight Gallery's first virtual exhibit | interviews with Danny Lichtenfeld, Keisha Luce, and Dona Ann McAdams | Vermont Poetry Out Loud's Champion Showcase in March
December 22, 2020 creative placemaking through Better Places program | the CARES Act report to the community | our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access | Poetry Out Loud goes virtual | an interview with Sarah Audsley
November 23, 2020 Covid impact and relief by the numbers | artist development grants support digital pivot | Roxbury Fish Culture Station trout sculpture | Animating Infrastructure grantseeker workshop | IdeaJam: Strategies on Dec. 1 | Creative Zone Profiles: Carrie Caouette-De Lallo | an interview with Erin Evarts | I am a Vermont Artist: KeruBo
October 26, 2020 new Expanded Economic Recovery program | Cultural Facilities Grants awarded | North Bennington's new sculpture kiosk | interviews with Frances Cannon and Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup | I am a Vermont Artist: Alexa Rivera | Creation Grantee Otto Muller at Kents Corner | Poetry Out Loud is back | Vermont Creative Network's IdeaJams
September 28, 2020 2020 Vermont arts awards recipients | FutureJam with Vermont Creative Network | VERGCO grants | new technical assistance program | Creative Zone Profiles: Tara Lynn Scheidet | Creation Grant recipient profiles | Art in the Time of Covid: Musicians Uncovered
September 3, 2020 Features Edition: poetry in the mail, from Mary Ruefle | Vermont's mask-making artists | an interview with new Vermont Studio Center director Elyzabeth Holford | a look at this year's Vermont Humanities Fall Conference and Vermont International Film Festival | I am a Vermont Artist: Amber Skye Arnold | a first-person account of SculptureFest 2020 | Art in the Time of Covid: Bully No More!
August 27, 2020 Grants Edition: artist development grants and artists in schools program open | Council resources for grantseekers | our Creative Sector Reopening and Recovery Guide | the Council's Covid-19 relief by the numbers | NEFA's New Work New England grants | call to artists for audio diaries | Rauschenberg Medical Emergency grants | recent grantees accounced | Covid-19 impact surveys
July 23, 2020 our reopening and recovery guide | teaching artists can be "leaders of re-entry" | wearing masks at Southern Vermont Art Center | ACCD grant applications still open | emergency grant updates | Vermont's NEA grant recipients | I am a Vermont artist: Shani Stoddard | casting call for Vermont Creative Network video project | more summer museum and gallery reopenings | rethinking public spaces survey | NEA Our Town grant deadline | Cultural Facilities deadline
June 25, 2020 house approves $5 million to Council | NEA grants to Vermont organizations | I am a Vermont artist: Jericho Parms | six-word quarantine stories | art is essential! | 2020 POL state finalists and original poetry award winners | an interview with Shanta Lee Gander | June museum and gallery reopenings | July grant deadlines
May 27, 2020 the governor's recovery plan | the creative sector response and recovery | the Vermont Creative Networks covid support survey | Cultural Relief grants awarded to organizations | RRAR grants fund over 400 artists | VACDaRN launches new website | an interview with Modern Times Theater | 20202 Governor's Institutes go online | new exhibits at Vermont Art Online | submit Vermont artists for us to feature | new round of Artist Development grants | submit virtual arts events to our calendar
April 23, 2020 a letter from the executive director | Council partners with Vermont Humanities on new Cultural Relief fund | Rapid Response Artist Relief fund reopens with NEFA support | Council partners with VT Community Foundation on new statewide Arts Recovery Fund | COVID-19 Q&A for arts and culture sector with state epidemiologist Patsy Kelso | I am a Vermont Artist: Samirah Evans | on art, isolation, and pandemic with Mary Ruefle | Vermont Curators Group goes online with VermontArtOnline.org | Vermont Arts Awards nominations extended through June | Council grant and program changes due to COVID-19
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