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FY2021 Grantees

Grant Programs

Animating Infrastructure Grants
Artist Development Grants
Artists in Schools Grants
Arts Partnership Grants
Creation Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants

FY2020 grantees
FY2019 grantees


Animating Infrastructure Grants

Albany Community Trust, Inc., Albany
$5,000 to design a mural or functional public sculpture for the new Albany General Store

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
$15,000 to support the design and installation of a vibrant light and art-filled passage/tunnel connecting the downtown and the riverfront

Fairlee Community Arts, Fairlee
$15,000 to support the design and installation of public art that will transform an insterstate underpass into a welcoming connection between commerce corridor and outdoor recreation assets

Town of Bennington, Bennington
$15,000 to support the the design and integration of public art into a boundary fence and outdoor shelter at the Bennington Recreation Center

Town of St. Albans, St. Albans
$10,000 to support the fabrication and installation of a wood-carved "Champ" sculpture and carved benches with display panels in St. Albans Bay Park

Artist Development Grants

Benjamin Aleshire, Chittenden County
$500 to support attendance at the Colrain Manuscript Conference

Eliza J. Anderson, Chittenden County
$375 to support mentorship sessions for writing a memoir

Joshua Axelrod, Washington County
$500 to support a new e-commerce website

Sage Barber, Orange County
$450 to support hiring an online marketing consultant

Cloud Bartoli, Chittenden County
$600 to support the purchase of a refurbished MacBook Pro

Carolyn Bates, Chittenden County
$500 to support hiring a professional book editor

Martha Beauchamp, Bennington County
$500 to support development and optimization of an e-commerce website

Jen Berger, Chittenden County
$500 to support participation in a Dreambuilding for Artists program

Susan Bettmann, Washington County
$500 to support hiring consultants for a post- production film project

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

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

Ryan Boera, Chittenden County
$500 to support purchasing music rights for use in a film project

Shoshannah Boray, Chittenden County
$650 to support hiring an illustrator

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

Sayon Camara, Windsor County
$650 to support hiring a professional website developer

Trent Campbell, Addison County
$1,000 to support materials and professional framing services

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

Alison Cheroff, Windsor County
$350 to support hiring professional SEO services

Rachel Clemente, Windham County
$450 to support advanced lever harp technique classes with a master harpist

Tristan Cooley, Washington County
$400 to support designing and building a website

Johanna Dery, Windham County
$600 to support hiring a professional musician to create a film score

Morgan English, Windham County
$450 to support participation in printmaking workshops

Sarah Frechette, Franklin County
$888 to support attendance in an online wood carving and trick marionette workshop

Kerry O. Furlani, Rutland County
$1000 to support participation in a three-month welding intensive

Lucia Gagliardone, Windsor County
$530 to support the design of a new website

Geoffrey Gevalt, Chittenden County,
$500 to support hiring a consultant to develop a social media strategy

Jonathan Gitelson, Windham County,
$350 to support advertising on a local radio station

Susan Haefner, Windsor County
$500 to support teaching training with a voice teacher and mentor

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

Jennifer Herzer, Rutland County
$300 to support building and launching an e-commerce website

Jessica Hill, Windham County
$300 to support the rental of rehearsal space

Christine Hill, Chittenden County
$750 to support attendance at a workshop through the Center for Cartoon Studies

Cecelia Kane, Caledonia County
$500 to support hiring professional SEO services

Elizabeth Kurylo, Orange County
$500 to support hiring a professional videographer

Gioia Kuss, Addison County
$500 to support hiring consultants for website redesign

Alexandra Langstaff, Bennington County
$350 to support production assistance for dance instruction videos

Tori Lawrence, Addison County
$900 to support professional sound design services and music for a dance film

Scott MacDonald, Windsor County
$545 to support purchasing materials to fuse traditional musical instrument making/design with modern technology

Nick Mayer, Addison County
$600 to support consultations for social media marketing

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

Berl Jonathan Mendel, Chittenden County
$250 to support developing and building a website

Mina Nishimura, Bennington County
$500 to support launching a new website

Jake Paron, Chittenden County
$500 to support attendance at a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Stuart Paton, Bennington County
$1000 to support participation in the Teaching Artist Academy with Community Engagement Lab and purchase equipment for online teaching and marketing

Ariela Paulsen, Chittenden County
$400 to support purchasing equipment to teach art classes remotely

Caitlin Pomerantz, Orange County
$500 to support hiring a professional mixing engineer

Lydia Roe, Orange County
$300 to support private dance instruction

Kelly Salasin, Windham County
$500 to support participation in a six-month author mentorship program

Hanna Satterlee, Washington County
$500 to support hiring a web developer to redesign a website

Kyle Saulnier, Addison County
$650 to support the purchase of a professional audio interface

Lissa Schneckenburger, Windham County
$500 to support hiring a business consultant

Ruth Shafer, Windham County
$260 to support membership fees to join an artist collective

Bronwyn Sims, Windham County
$350 to support participation in the Teaching Artists Academy with Community Engagement Lab

Jeanette Staley, Windham County
$1,000 to support hiring a professional to develop a marketing campaign

Pete Sutherland, Chittenden County
$550 to support manufacturing a limited media run of a new musical album

Jessica Ticktin, Lamoille County
$500 to support attendance in a master class led by an award-winning author

Julia Vallera, Chittenden County
$720 to support access to business development courses and digital marketing

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

Kathy Wonson Eddy, Orange County
$500 to support hiring professional singers to record "COVID PSALTER: Centering Music for Uncertain Times"

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Artists in Schools Grants

Barnard Academy, Barnard
$2,500 to support a Taiko drumming residency with Stuart Paton for pre-K to 6th graders that integrates the science of acoustics, history, and current events

Cavendish Town Elementary School, Proctorsville
$2,750 to support a multi-day residency with theater artist Susan Haefner that explores the concept of a hero

Champlain Elementary School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a ten-day residency with theater artist Trish Denton who will guide students to create a student-driven theater performance about the future they wish to inhabit

Currier Memorial School, Danby
$1,790 to support an integrated visual arts and poetry residency with artist Chalice Mitchell and poet Megan Mayhew Bergman

Enosburg Falls Elementary School, Enosburg
$2,750 to support a puppetry residency about fairy tales with Sarah Frechette culminating in a video that unites the stories and classrooms

Green Street School, Brattleboro
$2,500 to support a bookmaking and basket-making residency with Mollie Burke and Judy Dow that focuses on the lives of the Abenaki people in history and modern times

Guilford Central School, Guilford
$1,460 to support a multi-day bookmaking residency with Linda Whelihan in an outdoor classroom

Harwood Union Middle and High School, Moretown
$2,500 to support a music composition residency with Matt LaRocca that integrates social and emotional skills

Hilltop Montessori School, Brattleboro
$1,250 to support teaching artist Fuá Nascimento with providing multidisciplinary workshops for all instructors integrating an informed understanding of Capoeira across the school’s curriculum

Hunt Middle School, Burlington
$2,500 to support Lauren Scuderi’s work with paraeducators to provide a devised theater project to students in grades 6-8 studying remotely

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler, Burlington
$2,500 to support a residency with Alissa Faber that uses cartooning and street art to find inspiration about community

J.J. Flynn Elementary School, Burlington
$2,500 to support a clay tile residency with Alissa Faber that integrates art and science

Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol
$2,690 to support a creative placemaking residency with Claire Tebbs to develop environmental art pieces within the Bristol Trails Network

Peoples Academy, Morrisville
$2,200 to support teaching artist Kyle Saulnier in assisting music students with gaining basic jazz skills and focusing on performance techniques for recording music

Stowe High School, Stowe
$2,200 to support teaching artist Kyle Saulnier assisting music students in refining skills in the genre of jazz, including improvisational techniques, and focusing on performance techniques for recording music

Windham Elementary School, Windham
$2,750 to support a teaching artist residency with actor Susan Haefner that engages students in theater exercises

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Arts Partnership Grants

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$7,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$5,600 to support operating and administrative costs

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
$6,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Generator, Burlington
$7,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Inclusive Arts Vermont, Essex Junction
$5,000 to support operating and administrative costs

In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Kingdom County Productions, Barnet
$4,500 to support operating and administrative costs

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Leicester
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Music-COMP, Duxbury
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs

New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Next Stage Arts Project, Putney
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Northern Stage, White River Junction
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Paramount Center, Rutland
$7,200 to support operating and administrative costs

River Arts, Morrisville
$5,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Scrag Mountain Music, Marshfield
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
$7,200 to support operating and administrative costs

T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs

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

Vermont Stage Company, Burlington
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Very Merry Theatre, Burlington
$4,500 to support operating and administrative costs

Weston Playhouse, Weston
$7,200 to support operating and administrative costs

WonderArts, Greensboro
$4,500 to support operating and administrative costs

Yellow Barn, Putney
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Young Writers Project, Burlington
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs

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Creation Grants

William Alexander, Montpelier
$4,000 to support the creation of a young adult fantasy novel inspired by the artist's Cuban-American heritage

Sarah Audsley, Johnson | Read our interview with Sarah
$4,000 to support the creation of a poetry collection which traces and weaves experiences of growing up as a Korean American transracial adoptee in rural Vermont

Misoo Bang, South Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a series of paintings entitled the Giantess Project that serve as a cultural response to patriarchy and male dominance by reversing the male-female power dynamic

Big Teeth Performance Collective, East Dummerston
$4,000 to support the creation of a theatrical show involving acrobatics, dance, physical theater, and aerial arts that engages audiences around the realities of mass extinction, climate catastrophe, and processing loss

Frances Cannon, Burlington | Read our interview with Frances
$4,000 to support the creation of a graphic novel entitled Vernal Thaw that centers on women's bodies, bodies of water, trauma, and tenderness

Kate Donnelly, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a body of work that explores the concept of caregiving resulting in a live video performance

Mary Lacy, Jericho
$4,000 to support the creation of geometric-style figurative and portrait mosaics

Toby MacNutt, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a solo dance show for ground, aerial fabric, and mobility apparatus entitled A Singular They

Brian McCarthy, Colchester
$4,000 to support the creation of a full-length jazz ensemble album entitled AFTER|LIFE inspired by a Carl Sagan quote

Rachel Moore, Stowe
$4,000 to support the creation of a mixed media installation addressing the effects of climate change that encourages civic engagement and activism with the viewers

Otto Muller, Marshfield | Read our feature story on Otto
$4,000 to support the creation of a musical piece for mixed quartet and electronics that explores the concept of boundary resulting in an outdoor site-specific performance, studio recording, and hybrid text

Estefania Puerta, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of sculptural works that create "new empathic worlds that have no defined borders and embrace excess and multiplicity through the exploration of self-sustaining bodies"

Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, North Ferrisburgh
$4,000 to support the creation of an immersive installation of video, paintings, and "vocables" entitled Falling into Language - A Travelogue

Stefania Urist, Londonderry
$4,000 to support the creation of a sculptural installation that explores the past, present, and future of our forests and climate

Dana Walrath, South Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a full libretto based on a graphic memoir about the artist’s mother's dementia journey entitled Aliceheimer

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Cultural Facilities Grants

Barre Opera House, Barre
$30,000 to support the replacement of orchestra level seats in the opera house

Bennington Performing Arts Center, Bennington
$20,160 to support the purchase and installation of heat pumps and an air conditioning system

Caledonia Grange #9, East Hardwick
$4,390 to support electrical upgrades on the ground floor of the Grange

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
$20,450 to support installing floor insulation and pouring a new cement floor on the lower level of the Big Barn

Dorset Players, Dorset
$8,171 to support repairs to the patio and the installation of new gutters

Fairfield Community Center Association, Fairfield
$11,307 to support the replacement of the heating system

Grass Roots Art and Community Effort, Hardwick
$5,233 to support the installation of an upgraded fire alarm system

Lost Shul Mural, Burlington
$3,599 to support the installation of a steam humidifier
 

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
$30,000 to support the installation of accessible gender neutral bathrooms and renovations to the Porter Community Room

Royalton Historical Society, South Royalton
$2,467 to support the restoration of a historic stage curtain

Saint Albans Museum, Saint Albans
$3,470 to support new display cases and facility improvements to the electrical, AV, lighting, and safety systems for the Rail City exhibit space

Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon
$4,075 to support the restoration and hanging of historic stage curtains

Town of Fairlee, Fairlee
$17,000 to support the purchase and installation of a stage lighting system in the Town Hall Auditorium

Town of Hyde Park, Hyde Park
$10,835 to support electrical upgrades and the installation of a heating system in the Gihon Valley Hall

Town of Plainfield, Plainfield
$4,110 to support upgrades to the stage piping system in the opera house

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Colchester
$7,000 to support the installation of ethernet ports and the installation of audio and video equipment at the Elley-Long Music Center

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston
$17,605 to support stage repairs and upgrades to the theatrical communication system

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