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FY2020 Grantees

Creation Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants
FY2019 Grantees

Arts Impact Grants

Art in the Neighborhood, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support poetry, art, and music projects that enhance verbal fluency and enrich language for students and older populations

Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support the eighteenth annual Brattleboro Literary Festival with a theme of identity: personal, cultural, and national

Champlain Community Services, Colchester
$3,000 to support performing arts workshops for high school students with intellectual disabilities

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
$3,000 to support enhancements to the ethnic studies program Windows to a Multicultural World for grades K-12

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
$2,250 to support the Giving Back program that provides free and low-cost tickets to community members

Farm to Ballet, Winooski
$2,250 to support six on-farm ballet performances and three youth ballet camps

Kayla's Directory, Shelburne
$600 to support monthly art classes for children with special needs

Music-COMP, Duxbury
$3,000 to support the New Music Comes Alive! program for young composers

Norwich University, Northfield
$2,250 to support the Trauma, Veterans, and Shakespeare project

Revels North, White River Junction
$3,000 to support year-round programming with LISTEN Community Services

Sundog Poetry Center, Jeffersonville
$2,250 to support the Share Your Heart, Share the World! poetry intensive for high school students

Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$2,250 to support the second annual Emerging Artist Festival that features young local performers and jazz professionals

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington
$3,000 to support the production and presentation of the DACA Symphony with Daniel Barnard Roumain and local immigrant musicians

Vermont Vaudeville, Greensboro Bend
$2,000 to support the Show Day! Spring 2020 variety show for local schoolchildren

Creation Grants

Kristian Brevik, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of illuminated sculptural lanterns representing fifty-two endangered species in Vermont

Steve Budington, Shelburne
$4,000 to support the creation of a series of paintings based on the Dymaxion Map and other world map projections

David Cooper, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of the second musical album by A2VT entitled Twenty Infinity

Glynnis Fawkes, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a young-adult graphic novel that follows a family of artists in the late Bronze Age

Wylie Garcia, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of large paintings that focus on the lives of queer/nonbinary/trans-identifying people

Kate Gridley, Middlebury
$4,000 to support the creation of a metaphorical portrait of a mind involving one hundred oil paintings and an electronic music soundscape

Dona Ann McAdams, Arlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a photographic memoir entitled Still Time: A Photographic Memoir in Thirty-six Exposures

Carol Potter, Tunbridge
$4,000 to support the creation of a book of poems entitled The Good Math

Brittany Powell, Plainfield
$4,000 to support the creation of twenty-seven photographic portraits that are part of the Debt Project

Evan Premo, Northfield
$4,000 to support the creation of a musical composition based on Thumbelina

James Shea, Montpelier
$4,000 to support the creation of a manuscript of constraint-based poetry entitled Plot to Escape the Morning

Brett Stanciu, Hardwick
$4,000 to support the creation of a nonfiction narrative about heroin addiction in a small town in Vermont

Vaune Trachtman, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support the creation of a series of photographic images entitled Now is Always

Bira Vanara, Middlebury
$4,000 to support the creation of an episodic musical web series entitled Bira Music

Mary Zompetti, Grand Isle
$4,000 to support the creation of new prints in a cameraless photographic series entitled Remnants

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Cultural Facilities Grants

Bradford Public Library, Bradford
$28,200 to support the installation of an accessible lift

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$28,200 to support sound and electrical upgrades in Contois Auditorium

Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall, Northfield Falls
$26,126 to support air quality upgrades to the lower-level renovation of the Capital City Grange Hall

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
$18,864 to support new gallery infrastructure and technology

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Winooski
$3,121 to support renovations to a media display and window shades in the gallery

Isle La Motte Historical Society, Isle La Motte
$1,200 to support electrical upgrades in the Duba Blacksmith Sho

Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick
$24,000 to support the installation of a physically accessible elevator

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
$10,791 to support the installation of air conditioning in the Hayes Room and on the second floor of the library

Kimball Public Library, Randolph
$15,668 to support upgrades to the library's physically accessible restroom

Lamoille County Players, Hyde Park
$25,200 to support electrical upgrades in the Hyde Park Opera House

Paramount Center, Rutland
$24,992 to support lighting upgrades

Park-McCullough Association, North Bennington
$3,973 to support electrical wiring upgrades in the historic mansion

Phantom Theater, Warren
$3,760 to support installation of LED lights in the theater

Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls
$2,753 to support the purchase and installation of a hanging rail system for art exhibits

Stone Valley Arts, Poultney
$4,606 to support electrical upgrades

Westminster West Public Library, Putney
$3,102 to support electrical upgrades and the purchase of a projector system

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FY2019 Grantees

Animating Infrastructure Grants

Artist Development Grants

Artists in Schools Grants

Arts Impact Grants

Arts Partnership Grants

Creation Grants

Cultural Facilities Grants

Head Start Arts Integration Grants

Animating Infrastructure Grants

Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, Brattleboro
$15,000 to support a new kinetic public art installation entitled "Ask the River" at the Brattleboro Transportation Center

Middlebury Underground, Middlebury
$15,000 to support a poetry walk with poems engraved in sidewalks around downtown Middlebury

Paran Recreations, North Bennington
$15,000 to support a sculptural kiosk for the town of North Bennington

Wilmington Works, Wilmington
$14,000 to support a work of art to cover the Beaver Street retaining wall

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Artist Development Grants

Nico Amador, Bristol
$375 to support attendance at the Unamuno Poetry Festival

David Cooper, Burlington    
$500 to support an online marketing campaign to promote Wave Your Flag by A2VT

Melissa Cronin, South Burlington
$1,000 to support a professional consultation with a book editor

Jonathan Gitelson, Brattleboro
$500 to support attendance at bookmaking classes at Stillwater Bindery

Elizabeth Greenberg, Richmond
$600 to support attendance at a writing workshop at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center

Jeri Griffith, Brattleboro
$360 to support the digitization of artwork slides

Bonny Hall, Brattleboro
$897 to support attendance at the Canadian Felt Symposium

Ashley Hensel-Browning, Weathersfield    
$450 to support participation at Boston Ballet's Adaptive Dance Teacher Training

Sarah Hewitt, Burlington
$400 to support website restructuring and promotional materials

Evy Huppert, White River Junction
$400 to support attendance at a Pigs Fly Retreat for photographers

Gioia Kuss, Weybridge
$650 to support attendance at a VII Photo Agency Masterclass

Anjanette Lemak, Rochester
$1,000 to support attendance at the 2019 NY NOW winter market

Rachel Lindsay, Burlington
$700 to support attendance at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo

Angus McCullough, North Bennington
$650 to support attendance at the SomoS artist residency

Amanda Palmer, Hartland    
$250 to support participation in mold making and slip casting ceramics workshops

Dian Parker, Chelsea
$475 to support workshop sessions with a writing consultant

Elvira Piedra, Lunenburg
$450 to support private instruction in the process of albumen prints

Hanna Satterlee , Burlington
$900 to support attendance at the 2018 Lions Jaw dance festival

Alexandra Turner, Essex Junction    
$500 to support attendance at the Teaching Artist Leadership Lab at Lincoln Center

Stefania Urist, Londonderry    
$500 to support a sculpture residency during Vermont Artist Week at Vermont Studio Center

Marysia Walcerz, Brattleboro
$525 to support the production of a promotional video

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Artists in Schools Grants

Academy School, Brattleboro
$2,500 to support a ten-day bookmaking residency with Mollie Burke that culminates in a book launch party

Bridge School, Middlebury
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with Christine Mix where students will convey their family history and heritage through illustration and cartooning

Bridport Central School, Bridport
$1,250 to support a five-day drumming residency with Burlington Taiko

C.P. Smith Elementary School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with Very Merry Theatre to produce a student play and integrate music, visual arts, and STEAM programming

Calais Elementary School, Plainfield
$1,250 to support a ten-day residency exploring Rangoli with Gowri Savoor

Capstone Community Action, Barre
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with Gowri Savoor that centers on 3-D sculpture

Chester-Andover Elementary School, Chester
$750 to support a three-day mapmaking residency with Mollie Burke

Chittenden East Supervisory Union, Richmond
$2,500 to support a ten-day storytelling residency with Trish Denton

Crossett Brook Union Middle School, Duxbury
$2,250 to support a nine-day residency with Rachel Sargent that integrates art and science

Edmunds Elementary School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day stained and fused glass residency with Alexandra Turner

The Grammar School, Putney
$2,500 to support a ten-day theater residency with John Hadden

Green Street School, Brattleboro
$1,500 to support a six-day mapmaking residency with Mollie Burke

Guilford Central School, Guilford
$2,000 to support an eight-day residency revolving around Abenaki culture and poetry with Judy Dow and Verandah Porche

Harwood Union Middle and High School, Moretown
$2,500 to support a ten-day music composition residency with Matt LaRocca and Erik Nielsen

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day songwriting residency with Jon Gailmor that culminates in a community performance

Lyndon Town School, Lyndonville
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with YES! Theater

Miller's Run School, Sheffield
$2,500 to support a ten-day music composition residency with Evan Premo that culminates in a community parade

Molly Stark Elementary, Bennington
$1,250 to support a five-day puppet making and performance residency with No Strings Marionette Company

Montpelier High School, Montpelier
$1,000 to support a four-day mindful poetry residency with Lizzy Fox

Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol
$2,500 to support a ten-day storytelling residency with Trish Denton

Randolph Elementary School, Randolph
$1,500 to support a six-day crankie storytelling residency with Brendan Taaffe

Richmond Elementary School, Richmond
$2,500 to support a ten-day textile design and weaving residency with Miriam Block

Roxbury Village School, Roxbury
$1,500 to support a six-day crankie storytelling residency with Brendan Taaffe

Twin Valley Elementary, Wilmington
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle

Wardsboro Elementary School, Wardsboro
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle

Westminster Community Schools, Westminster
$1,750 to support a ten-day photography and storytelling residency with Evie Lovett

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Arts Impact Grants

Art in the Neighborhood, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support art classes for low-income senior citizens and children as well as a joint project with both groups

Arts Bus, Randolph
$1,350 to support an art program that engages both senior citizens and Pre-K students and culminates in a group exhibition

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support an exhibition and public programs examining addiction in collaboration with the Brattleboro Retreat, Turning Point, and Groundworks Collaborative

Cathedral Square, South Burlington
$3,000 to support a story-sharing initiative entitled "Voices of Home" involving portraits and interviews of Allen Brook residents

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$3,000 to support a play entitled "The Telling Project" through which veterans enact their stories

Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Montpelier
$2,700 to support the 2019 Creative Arts and Music Program (CAMP) residency week for young musicians

Music-COMP, Essex Junction
$3,000 to support live performances of student compositions

Scrag Mountain Music, Marshfield
$3,000 to support musical storytelling programs at elementary schools, libraries, and other public venues

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
$3,000 to support a socially engaged art program with Mary Lacy that culminates in a public art project

Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Montpelier
$3,000 to support the Spice on Snow winter music festival

The Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support the Emerging Artist Festival which engages young jazz musicians

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
$3,000 to support the development of a user-friendly catalog of accessibility features and services

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Arts Partnership Grants

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Catamount Film and Arts Center, Saint Johnsbury
$7,350 to support operating and administrative costs

Circus Smirkus, Greensboro
$7,350 to support operating and administrative costs

Community Engagement Lab, Montpelier
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington             
$7,350 to support operating and administrative costs

Friends of the Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Grass Roots Art and Community Effort, Hardwick
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

The In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier              
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Northern Stage, White River Junction
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

River Arts of Morrisville, Morrisville
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

Vermont International Film Foundation, Burlington
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Vermont Performance Lab, Guilford
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Vermont Stage Company, Burlington
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Colchester
$5,355 to support operating and administrative costs

VSA Vermont, Essex Junction
$7,350 to support operating and administrative costs

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

WonderArts Vermont, Craftsbury Common
$7,350 to support operating and administrative costs

Yellow Barn, Putney
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

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Creation Grants

Elizabeth Billings, Tunbridge; Evie Lovett, Putney; and Andrea Wasserman, Vershire
$4,000 to support the creation of a permanent kinetic sculpture

Miciah Gault, Montpelier
$4,000 to support the creation of a novel entitled “Nobody in Love”

Patty Hudak, Underhill
$4,000 to support the creation of a seven-panel installation responding to the natural environment in Vermont  

Laurel Jenkins, Middlebury
$4,000 to support the creation of “Beacon Fire,” a dance collaboration

Brian David Mooney, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support the creation of a novel about a young girl and her brother who is fighting overseas

Brian Murphy, Bennington
$4,000 to support the creation of a poetry manuscript entitled “Plaster of Paris”

Erik Nielsen, Brookfield
$4,000 to support the creation of music to be performed live at the screening of a classic silent film

Angela Palm, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a collection of essays examining American malaise

Elizabeth Powell, Underhill
$4,000 to support the creation of a book of poems entitled “Forcefield”

Dana Robinson, Cabot
$4,000 to support the creation of a CD entitled “The Town That Music Saved”

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Cultural Facilities Grants

American Precision Museum, Windsor
$11,031 to support the installation of a new ADA-compliant entrance

Barre Historical Society, Barre
$6,025 to support sound upgrades and renovations to the Old Labor Hall green room

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
$30,000 to support the installation of an ADA-compliant elevator

City of St. Albans, Saint Albans
$22,000 to support the installation of a sound system, lighting control system, and stage curtains in City Hall Auditorium

The In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro
$21,500 to support lighting and electrical upgrades

Lyric Theatre Company, Williston
$28,750 to support renovations to the rehearsal hall

New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$14,265 to support the purchase and installation of new LED lights in the theater

Sheldon Historical Society, Sheldon
$11,855 to support the rehabilitation of the ground floor

Town of Calais, Calais
$30,000 to support the installation of an ADA-compliant lift and update the restroom in Calais Town Hall

Town of Fairlee, Fairlee
$13,500 to support sound system upgrades in Fairlee Town Hall and the purchase of assistive listening devices

Town of Franklin, Franklin
$2,767 to support fireproofing in the furnace room of Franklin Town Hall

Town of Tunbridge, Tunbridge
$1,875 to support the restoration of a historical stage curtain

Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
$3,838   to support the creation of a virtual reality gallery

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Head Start Arts Integration

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$5,500 to support teaching artist residencies in Windham County Head Start classrooms

Burlington Children's Space, Burlington
$2,600 to support classroom teachers in creating a robust arts program with Rebecca Mack

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$5,000 to support teaching artist residencies with Jude Bond at the King Street Center and Sara Holbrook Center

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$5,000 to support an arts-integrated storytelling program with Champlain Valley Head Start

King Street Center, Burlington
$1,400 to support a series of arts experiences in the toddler classroom

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$5,500 to support arts integration at Head Start in Bennington and Rutland counties

WonderArts Vermont, Greensboro
$3,000 to support artist residencies in Hardwick and Albany Head Start programs

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