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FY2020 Grantees

Grant Programs

Artist Development Grants
Artists in Schools Grants
Arts Impact Grants
Arts Partnership Grants
Creation Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants
Head Start Arts Integration Grants

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

FY2019 grantees

Artist Development Grants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 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

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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

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