Skip to Content

Looks like you're using an outdated browser!

For the best experience browsing our site, please use a modern web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.

FY2020 Grantees

Grant Programs

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
Special Covid-19 Response Grants
Vermont Arts Council/Vermont Humanities Cultural Relief Grants

FY2021 grantees
FY2019 grantees

Animating Infrastructure Grants

Town of Hyde Park
$5,000 to design themed public art installations for three locations between Main Street and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail to achieve connectivity and continuity.

Town of South Royalton
$5,000 to design public art to be integrated into a highly traveled and highly visible underpass in downtown South Royalton.

Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile
$5000 to design 3 to 7 literacy-themed Little Free Libraries as public art installations throughout the town and village of Swanton.

Artist Development Grants

Shoshana Bass, Putney
$500 to support attendance at the National Performance Network Conference

Jason Baker, Chittenden County
$500 to support participation in a professional songwriting retreat

Casey Blanchard, Chittenden County
$375 to support the purchase of materials and letterpress instruction for a new project

Dana Block, Chittenden County
$500 to support the design of a new website

Elizabeth Billings, Orange County
$455 to support attendance at an online digital drawing and rendering workshop through Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Jackie Bishop, Chittenden County
$445 to support a professional photoshoot for fused glass artwork

Lauren Breunig, Brattleboro
$820 to support participation as a showcase artist at the Folk Alliance International Conference

Dylan Broderick, Montpelier
$400 to support teaching certification for Irish step dancing

Robert Burch, Windham County
$1,000 to support a website re-design

Stuart H. Carter, Chittenden County
$999 to support the purchase of a Yamaha Clavinova CVP 809GP

Sean Clute, Jericho
$1,000 to support participation in an advanced training in media art at Harvestworks

Vanessa Compton, Chittenden County
$500 to support a solo exhibition at the Brinton Museum in Wyoming

Trisha Denton, Burlington
$500 to support creating a new digital storytelling platform

Gahlord Dewald, Burlington
$500 to support attendance at the Cecil Taylor Unit Structures Conference

Rose Friedman, Caledonia County
$800 to support the creation of professional publicity materials

Jonathan Gitelson, Windham County
$410 to support attendance at the For Freedoms Congress in Los Angeles

Makenna Goodman, Vershire
$500 to support a book cover design and illustration for a debut novel

Bonny Hall, Windham County
$375 to support the purchase of a drum carder and brushes to blend locally sourced wool for artwork

Michaela Harlow, Windham County
$528 to support a website re-design

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Montpelier
$500 to support attendance at the Surface Design Association Conference

Jennifer Karson, Chittenden County
$500 to support the launch of an art and technology blog

Laura Kujawa, Chittenden County
$290 to support an online submission subscription for the first year of a new online literary magazine

Tori Lawrence, Addison County
$2,000 to support professional sound design services and music for a dance film

Timothy Lehman, Washington County
$690 to support attendance at a face sculpting workshop at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland

Toby MacNutt, Burlington
$770 to support attendance at a professional aerial rigging training workshop

Lisa McCormick, Windham County
$1,000 to support a website re-design

Nancy Winship Milliken, Chittenden County
$1,000 to support hiring a business consultant to help develop a sustainable studio practice

Dug Nap, Burlington
$384 to support the purchase of materials to create large-scale paintings for an exhibition as a featured artist

Owen August Nied, Windsor County
$500 to support the production of a promotional video

Rik Palieri, Hinesburg
$350 to support attendance at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference

Pike Porter, Chittenden County
$290 to support attendance at metalworking classes at Generator

Michael Rakoto Razafy, Burlington
$350 to support copyright registration for original songs

Raphael Sacks, Windsor County
$800 to support the production of a promotional video

Stephen Schaub, Rutland County
$500 to support travel costs to create new work for upcoming exhibit and monograph book

Lauren Allison Scuderi, Chittenden County
$300 to support the rental of rehearsal space

Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, Hinesburg
$1,000 to support renting a recording studio and paying professional singers and a sound engineer

Stefania Urist, Windham County
$600 to support attendance at a flame working class at the Corning Museum of Glass

Mindy Wong, Chittenden County
$675 to support attendance at an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as the annual Postgraduate Writers' Conference at Vermont College of Fine Arts

back to top (FY2020 grantees)

Artists in Schools

Academy School, Brattleboro
$2,500 to support a ten-day artist book residency with Mollie Burke integrating Vermont history and geography

Baird School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day theater residency with Words Come Alive that focuses on students' social, emotional, and academic learning

Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls
$2,500 to support a ten-day photography and writing residency with Evie Lovett and Community Engagement Lab that explores climate change and community

Bingham Memorial School, Cornwall
$1,500 to support a six-day capoeira residency with Fua Nascimento where students will focus on culture and creative expression through movement

Brook Street Family Literacy Center, Barre
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with Kristen M. Watson where students explore personal identity and social and cultural messages through artmaking and writing

Calais Elementary School, Burlington
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with YES! Theater integrating learning through physical education, artistic expression, and global citizenship

Canaan Schools, Canaan
$1,250 to support a five-day maker and design residency with Cardboard Teck Instantute that engages students in problem solving, flexible thinking, narrative, and storytelling

Champlain Elementary School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day visual arts residency with Alissa Faber where students create a mural using recycled glass and plastics

Crossett Brook Union Middle School, Duxbury
$1,000 to support a four-day scientific illustration residency with Rachel Sargent Mirus where students create cell portraits and 3D models of cells

Dover School, East Dover
$1,750 to support a seven-day theater residency with Trish Denton where students will devise skits to develop social and emotional skills

Edmunds Elementary School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day music and dance residency with Sayon Camara Drumming focused on musical techniques and culture of the Malinke culminating in a school celebration

Ferrisburgh Central School, Ferrisburgh
$2,500 to support a ten-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle as part of a yearlong effort to integrate the circus arts across the school's curriculum

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler, Burlington
$2,000 to support an eight-day dance residency with Ashley Hensel-Browning and Words Come Alive that focuses on themes from the Dance Theater of Harlem's performance at the Flynn Center

Lamoille Union High School, Hyde Park
$1,250 to support a seven-day sound composition residency with Evan Premo and Community Engagement Lab that culminates in an art and sound installation on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Laraway School, Johnson
$1,500 to support a six-day clay and pottery residency with Heather Stearns where students create, develop motor skills, and explore the natural science of clay

Monument Elementary School, Bennington
$2,500 to support a ten-day music residency with Vermont Symphony Orchestra musician mentors that exposes students to music and supports them with skills in performance and composition

Newport City Elementary School, Newport
$1,750 to support a seven-day music composition residency with Jon Gailmor focusing on school culture and a schoolwide study of peace

Randolph Union High School, Randolph
$2,500 to support a ten-day puppet-making residency with No Strings Marionette Company where students focus with a team of teachers and social workers on the topic of addiction

Ripton Elementary School, Ripton
$1,250 to support a five-day residency with Francois Clemmons and Kate Gridley that explores the oral tradition of African-American spirituals

Riverside Middle School, Springfield
$1,250 to support a five-day  residency with Abenaki educator Judy Dow to use weaving, etching, book-making and other art techniques to map the stories of indigenous people and early settlers of Vermont  

Shrewsbury Mountain School, Shrewsbury
$1,250 to support a five-day West-African music residency with Sayon Camara Drumming that creates an experience of an African village and explores values and culture

Twin Valley Elementary, Wilmington
$1,250 to support a five-day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle focusing on dramatic play, physical skill development, mental and social skills, and building community

Windsor School, Windsor
$1,250 to support a seven-day residency with Barbara Paulson and the Community Engagement Lab to create three large-scale puppets and a show on the topic of community and climate change

Winooski Middle/High School, Winooski
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with the Flynn Center's Words Come Alive to support students in the school's Newcomer Program through their shared interest in dance and culture

Winooski Middle/High School, Winooski
$1,750 to support a five-day playwriting residency with Vermont Young Playwrights to support students with creating and revising original work

back to top (FY2020 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 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

back to top (FY2020 grantees)

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 Performing Arts League, Burlington
$5,355 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

back to top (FY2020 grantees)

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

back to top (FY2020 grantees)

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 theatrical lighting 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

back to top (FY2020 grantees)

Head Start Arts Integration Grants

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support artist residencies with Katie Bachler and Cyndal Ellis in fifteen Windham County Head Start classrooms

Burlington Children's Space, Burlington
$5,050 to support artist residencies with Rebecca Mack in Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$5,050 to support artist residencies with Jude Bond at the King Street Center and the Sara Holbrook Center

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$4,000 to support artist residencies with Susanna Olson and Tracy Martin that enhance expressive and receptive language in preschoolers

King Street Center, Burlington
$1,400 to support a series of art experiences with Rebecca Mack that link exploration of science and nature with artistic expression

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$5,500 to support artist residencies with Otha Day, Caitilin McAdoo, and Linda MacFarlane in Head Start locations around Bennington and Rutland Counties

WonderArts Vermont, Greensboro
$3,000 to support artist residencies with Jon Gailmor, Maura Gahan, and Marger Maldonado in Hardwick and Albany Head Start classrooms

back to top (FY2020 grantees)

Covid-19 Cultural Relief Grantees

Grants were made in partnership with Vermont Humanities.
 
2Creative Community, Winooski
$5,000
 
Alburgh Public Library, Alburgh
$5,000
 
Alice M. Ward Memorial Libary, Canaan
$5,000
 
Art in the Neighborhood, Brattleboro
$5,000
 
Barre Historical Society, Barre
$5,000
 
Bennington Museum, Bennington
$10,000
 
Big Heavy World, Burlington
$5,000
 
Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
$10,000
 
Bixby Memorial Free Library, Vergennes
$5,000
 
Blake Memorial Library, Corinth
$5,000
 
Brandon Free Public Library, Brandon
$5,000
 
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
$7,500
 
Brattleboro Words Project, Brattleboro
$5,000
 
Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover
$7,500
 
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
$7,500
 
Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$10,000
 
Carving Studio and Sculpture Gallery, West Rutland
$7,500
 
Catamount Film & Arts, St. Johnsbury
$10,000
 
Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
$5,000
 
Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, Middlebury
$5,000
 
Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$7,500
 
Circus Smirkus, Greensboro
$10,000
 
$5,000
 
Community of Sound, Burlington
$5,000
 
Craftsbury Chamber Players, Craftsbury
$5,000
 
Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common
$5,000
 
Dailey Memorial Library, Derby
$5,000
 
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington
$5,000
 
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury
$10,000
 
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$10,000
 
Friends of the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
$5,000
 
Friends of the Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick
$5,000
 
Friends of the Morrill Homestead, Strafford
$5,000
 
Friends of the Wardsboro Library, West Wardsboro
$5,000
 
Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield
$5,000
 
Get Thee to the Funnery, Brattleboro
$5,000
 
Green Mountains Review, Johnson
$7,500
 
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
$7,500
 
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
$7,500
 
Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Winooski
$5,000
 
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester
$10,000
 
Inclusive Arts Vermont, Essex Junction
$7,500
 
Island Arts, North Hero
$5,000
 
JAG Productions, White River Junction
$7,500
 
Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield
$5,000
 
John G. McCullough Free Library, South Burlington
$5,000
 
Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park
$5,000
 
Latchis Arts, Brattleboro
$5,000
 
Londonderry Arts & Historical Society, Londonderry
$5,000
 
Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
$7,500
 
Lyric Theatre Company, South Burlington
$7,500
 
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
$7,500
 
Main Street Museum, Hartford
$5,000
 
Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, Newport City
$5,000
 
Mercy Connections, Burlington
$5,000
 
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury
$5,000
 
Middlebury Studio School, Middlebury
$5,000
 
Middletown Springs Historical Society, Middletown Springs
$5,000
 
Music-COMP (Music Composition Online Mentoring Program), Duxbury
$5,000
 
New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
$10,000
 
New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$7,500
 
Next Stage Arts Project, Putney
$7,500
 
Northern Stage Company, White River Junction
$10,000
 
Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington
$5,000
 
$5,000
 
Orleans County Historical Society, Brownington
$7,500
 
Outright Vermont, Burlington
$7,500
 
Out in the Open, Brattleboro
$5,000
 
Paramount Theatre, Rutland
$10,000
 
Park McCullough House, North Bennington
$5,000
 
Pawlet Public Library, Pawlet
$5,000
 
Pentangle Arts, Woodstock
$7,500
 
Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington
$7,500
 
Revelry Theater, Burlington
$5,000
 
River Arts, Morrisville
$7,500
 
River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro
$7,500
 
Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Bennington
$5,000
 
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
$5,000
 
Ruth Stone Foundation, Goshen
$5,000
 
Rutland Area Art Association, Rutland
$5,000
 
Sandglass Theater, Putney
$7,500
 
$5,000
 
SEABA Exhibitions, Burlington
$5,000
 
Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon
$5,000
 
Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne
$7,500
 
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
$10,000
 
Snelling Center for Governmont, Williston
$7,500
 
Social Band, Hinesburg
$5,000
 
Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Ludlow
$5,000
 
Solomon Wright Public Library, Pownal
$5,000
 
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
$10,000
 
South Hero Public Library, South Hero
$5,000
 
Springfield Community Players, Springfield
$5,000
 
St. Albans Museum, St. Albans
$5,000
 
$7,500
 
$5,000
 
$7,500
 
$5,000
 
$5,000
 
T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
$5,000
 
$7,500
 
The Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction
$8,500
 
$5,000
 
$5,000
 
Theatre Adventure, Brattleboro
$5,000 
 
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
$10,000
 
$5,000
 
Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$7,500
 
Vermont Council on World Affairs, Burlington
$5,000
 
Vermont Crafts Council, Montpelier
$5,000
 
Vermont Curators Group, St. Johnsbury
$5,000
 
Vermont Dance Alliance, Burlington
$5,000
 
Vermont Granite Museum, Barre
$5,000
 
$7,500
 
Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$7,500
 
$7,500
 
$5,000
 
$10,000
$7,500

Very Merry Theatre, Burlington
$7,500
 
$5,000
 
$5,000
 
$7,500
 

Special Covid-19 Response Grantees

Grants were made in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts. Read more about our special Covid-19 response granting.

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
$10,000

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association
$5,000

back to top (FY2020 grantees)