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FY2022 Grantees

Grant Programs

Artist Development Grants
Arts Partnership Grants
Arts Impact Grants
Creation Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants
Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grants

FY2021 grantees
FY2020 grantees
FY2019 grantees


Artist Development Grants

Heidi Bielenberg, Washington County
$2,000 to support attendance at a workshop through the Mendocino Art Center in California

Bill Cole, Orange County
$2,000 to support hiring a professional recording engineer, musicians and the cost of orchestration

Kim Diehnelt, Chittenden County
$580 to support professional singing and recording of a new choral work

Samirah Evans, Windham County
$1,950 to support private vocal training and music instruction

Donna Ferguson, Caledonia County
$2,000 to support hiring a professional website developer, a professional photographer, and promotional expenses

Gin Ferrara, Chittenden County
$900 to support the rental of a studio space

Susie Gray, Windsor County
$800 to support the rental of a studio space

Layton Hahs, Windham County
$2,000 to support attendance in the ProTrack Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts

Tracy Haught, Washington County
$350 to support a private manuscript consultation

Sean Heaney, Orleans County
$2,000 to support publishing costs for "A Poetic Trilogy on Goddess Worship in Ancient Tribes"

Paula Higa, Chittenden County
$2,000 to support hiring professional filmography services

Karen Kevra, Addison County
$2,000 to support hiring professional videography, recording and website development services

Phoebe Lo, Chittenden County
$2,000 to support collaboration with Burlington High School students to create a mural

Jill Madden, Chittenden County
$1,020 to support attendance at a residency at Great Sprucehead Island Art Week in Maine

Ana Mayhew, Chittenden County
$651 to support the purchase of a printer and promotional display products

Mary Kathleen Mehuron, Washington County
$1,000 to support hiring a private mentor

Brian Mooney, Windham County
$750 to support hiring professional editors

Rodrigo Nava, Windham County
$2,000 to support the costs associated with exploring new sculptural techniques

Xander Naylor, Chittenden County
$800 to support attendance at a Hindustani Music workshop through Chhandayan Center for Indian Music in New York

Erin Kelly O'Neal, Chittenden County
$1,350 to support hiring a professional web designer

Christianna Orcel, Orleans County
$2,000 to support attendance to American Art Therapy Association's 52nd Annual Conference

Eric Peterson, Bennington County
$1,000 to support attendance at a playwright's workshop

Robin Piya, Addison County
$1,200 to support the cost of music mastering software and attendance to an electronic music production workshop through Future Media Academy

David Schein, Chittenden County
$1,400 to support hiring a graphic designer

Sandy Sokoloff, Grand Isle County
$2,000 to support hiring a professional photographer and printing services

Ida Specker, Bennington County
$2,000 to support hiring a professional videographer and studio musicians

Ashley Strobridge, Washington County
$1,000 to support the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera Smartphone

Landa Townsend, Chittenden County
$1,500 to support attendance at workshops through the online Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program and Two Rivers Printmaking Studio

Peggy Watson, Washington County
$399 to support attendance to the online Highlights Foundation "Submission-Ready with Heart: A Hands-On Workshop for Author/Illustrators" 

Benjamin Wiggins, Chittenden County
$2,000 to support hiring professional services for social media marketing, management and digital advertising

Noa Younse, Chittenden County
$289 to support the cost of 3D modeling software

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Arts Partnership Grants

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$9,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$7,500 to support operating and administrative costs

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$10,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
$5,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
$10,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$8,400 to support operating and administrative costs

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
$8,400 to support operating and administrative costs

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$10,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Generator, Burlington
$9,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
$5,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Inclusive Arts Vermont, Essex Junction
$6,700 to support operating and administrative costs

In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Kingdom County Productions, Barnet
$6,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Leicester
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Music-COMP, Duxbury
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
$10,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Next Stage Arts Project, Putney
$5,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Northern Stage, White River Junction
$10,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Paramount Center, Rutland
$9,600 to support operating and administrative costs

River Arts, Morrisville
$6,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Scrag Mountain Music, Marshfield
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
$9,600 to support operating and administrative costs

T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
$8,400 to support operating and administrative costs

Vermont Stage Company, Burlington
$5,300 to support operating and administrative costs

Very Merry Theatre, Burlington
$6,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Weston Playhouse, Weston
$9,600 to support operating and administrative costs

WonderArts, Greensboro
$6,000 to support operating and administrative costs

Yellow Barn, Putney
$10,700 to support operating and administrative costs

Young Writers Project, Burlington
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs

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Arts Impact Grants

Project Grants

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
$2,774 to support a collaborative program with Zack’s Place enrichment center that provides accessible art classes to individuals with severe physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities

Cabot Arts, Cabot
$4000 to support artistic programming for the Cabot Village 12th Night celebration

Greater Falls Community Justice Center, Bellows Falls
$3,000 to support Parenting with Respect participants and their children as they paint a mural in downtown Bellows Falls with artist Mark Ragonese

Integrated Arts Academy, Burlington
$3,000 to support a community performance and neighborhood parade with Burlington Taiko teaching artists

Media Hour, East Arlington
$4,000 to support the production and distribution of a short pilot video for public access TV about Steffen Gillom and his experience as a queer black man in Vermont

New Music On The Point, Leicester
$4,000 to support the presentation of a new work by Vermont composer Eve Belgarian entitled "A Murmur in the Trees for 24 Double Basses"

Retreat Farm, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support the free public summer concert series Music Under the Stars

Shidaa Projects, Montpelier
$2,050 to support an event of West African music, drumming and dance in celebration of community and diversity

The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support a mural collaboration between Vermont artists of color and a youth group focused on racial justice and healing

Vermont Family Network, Williston
$3,000 to support storytelling workshops with Susanne Schmidt for families of children with disabilities

Operating Grants to support administrative costs

77ART, Rutland, $4,000

Art in the Neighborhood, Brattleboro, $2,000

Arts Bus, Randolph, $4,000

Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, $3,000

Get Thee to the Funnery, Brattleboro, $3,000

Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, $2,000

Middlebury Acting Company, Weybridge, $2,000

Milton Artists' Guild, Milton, $2,000

Sundog Poetry Center, Johnson, $2,000

Theatre Adventure, Brattleboro, $4,000

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington, $3,000

Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, $2,000

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Creation Grants

Kellam Ayres, Middlebury
$4,000 to support the completion of a poetry manuscript titled In the Cathedral of My Undoing

Rita Banerjee, Montpelier
$4,000 to support the creation of a memoir and manifesto of how female "cool" subverts social, sexual, and economic pressure

Francesca Blanchard, Burlington
$4,000 to support the recording of a full-length concept album

Ann Dávila Cardinal, Montpelier
$4,000 to support the creation of a middle grade novel based in Vermont with a Latinx main character

Rose Friedman/Modern Times Theater, East Hardwick
$4,000 to support the creation of an original theater piece for touring to small venues

Jesse Kreitzer, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support the creation of a storyboard animatic for the short dramatic film Delta Bell

Travis Laplante, Putney
$4,000 to support the composition, performance, and recording of an album for tenor saxophone and string quartet

Jen Lazar, Burlington
$4,000 to support the creation of a nonfiction book tracing five generations beginning in Iran and ending in Vermont

Nancy Winship Milliken, Charlotte
$4,000 to support the creation of a limestone monument of natural field elements in an urban setting

Xander Naylor, Winooski
$4,000 to support the creation of a music composition fusing jazz and Indian classical elements

Liam O'Connor-Genereaux, South Rygate
$4,000 to support the creation of a film entitled Butterfly Queen

Danielle O'Hallisey, Burlington
$4,000 to support the recording and release of a composition/documentary entitled Women of Aeronautics

Rachel Portesi, Saxtons River
$4,000 to support the creation of a series of photographs of fifty Vermont women in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond

Michael "Mikahely" Rakoto Razafy, Burlington
$4,000 to support the completion and release of the artist's first U.S. album

William Ransom, Norwich
$4,000 to support the creation of an interactive sculpture/installation at the Brattleboro Museum

Jessica Raymond, Wilder
$4,000 to support the creation of a new composition and Vermont virtual choir with hybrid live/video performance

Sonia Scherr, Norwich
$4,000 to support the creation of the first draft of a novel about Jewish-Muslim ties in Morocco

Ruth Shafer, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support the creation of a soft sculpture show exploring the relationships between the body and the home

Bronwyn Sims, Williamsville
$4,000 to support the creation of a new devised physical theatre work about criminal justice

Rebecca Valley, Fairfax
$4,000 to support the creation of a memoir about the death of the artist's uncle, a mentally ill prisoner in Vermont

Irene "KeruBo" Webster, Winooski
$4,000 to support the creation of a video script involving music to bring awareness about the unjust loss of land ownership for African Americans

Diana Whitney, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support the creation of a poetry collection about girls, rape culture, and excavating female adolescence

Sam Wyatt, Lincoln
$4,000 to support the creation of paintings which depict graffiti as a reflection of this moment in our culture

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Cultural Facilities Grants

Bennington Museum
$15,575 to support electrical upgrades in two museum galleries and replacement of five outdated electrical panel boxes

Broad Brook Community Center, Guilford
$30,000 to support insulation throughout the building

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury
$26,700 to support the installation of a three-stop elevator

Friends of Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury
$12,935 to support the installation of HVAC in the gallery and environmental controls and storage for the art collection in the barn

Friends of the Union Meeting Hall, Inc., Ferrisburgh
$26,400 to support a new accessible entrance on the north side of the building

Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
$20,067 to support the installation of a new boiler

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
$26,700 to support renovations to the education room

Middlebury Studio School
$10,880 to support the installation of an accessible restroom

River Arts, Morrisville
$15,034 to support the replacement of a failing elevator

Sheldon Historical Society
$15,798 to support the installation of an accessible restroom and lift to the second floor

Strafford Historical Society
$18,040 to support the installation of a new HVAC system

Swanton Public Library
$3,756 to support the installation of audio/visual equipment and room darkening blinds

Town of Fair Haven
$16,910 to support the installation of an accessible restroom on the second floor of the Fair Haven Town Hall

Town of Franklin
$10,822 to support the installation of a sound system with assistive listening devices and acoustic curtains for the windows in the Franklin Town Hall

Town of Rockingham, Bellows Falls
$21,222 to support LED theater lighting, winched piping, and a light board in the Bellows Falls Opera House

Vermont Granite Museum of Barre
$26,700 to support the construction of three classroom spaces within the Museum

Wardsboro Public Library
$3,606 to support the installation of audio/visual equipment and an assistive listening system

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Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grants

These grants were awarded in partnership with Vermont Humanities to provide funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding was provided primarily from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

AHA Abenaki Helping Abenaki, Newport
$5,000

Art in the Neighborhood, Brattleboro
$5,000

Barre Historical Society, Barre
$5,000

Barre Opera House, Barre
$10,000

Bella Voce Women's Chorus, Essex Junction
$5,000

Bennington Museum, Bennington
$15,000

Big Heavy World, Burlington
$5,000

Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
$15,000

Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro
$5,000

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$10,000

Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$15,000

Bread and Puppet Theatre, Glover
$10,000

Briggs Opera House, White River Junction
$5,000

Brighton Community Forum, Brighton
$5,000

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
$5,000

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$15,000

Cabot Arts, Cabot
$5,000

Cabot Historical Society, Cabot
$5,000

Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge
$5,000

Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland
$10,000

Catamount Film and Arts Center, St. Johnsbury
$15,000

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
$5,000

Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction
$15,000

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$10,000

Chittenden Community Televsion, Burlington
$10,000

Circus Barn, Greensboro
$15,000

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
$10,000

Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndon
$5,000

Community Access Television (CATV), White River Junction
$10,000

Community of Sound, Burlington
$5,000

Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common
$5,000

Dorset Players, Dorset
$5,000

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
$15,000

Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington
$5,000

Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro
$5,000

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury
$15,000

Fairfield Community Center Association, Fairfield
$5,000

Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington
$15,000

Flynn Center, Burlington
$15,000

Friends of the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
$5,000

Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield
$5,000

Generator, Burlington
$10,000

Greater Barton Arts, Barton
$5,000

Green Mountains Review, Johnson
$5,000

Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Montpelier
$5,000

Haskell Free Library, Derby Line
$5,000

Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
$10,000

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Winooski
$5,000

Highgate Library and Community Center, Highgate Center
$5,000

Hinesburg Artist Series, Hinesburg
$5,000

Inclusive Arts Vermont, Essex Junction
$10,000

Island Arts, North Hero
$5,000

Jericho Historical Society, Jericho
$5,000

Kingdom County Productions, Barnet
$10,000

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
$15,000

Latchis Arts, Brattleboro
$5,000

Londonderry Arts & Historical Society, Londonderry
$5,000

Lost Mural Project, Burlington
$5,000

Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
$10,000

Lyric Theatre Company, Burlington
$10,000

MAC Center for the Arts, Newport
$3,000

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
$5,000

Main Street Museum, White River Junction
$5,000

Maquam Bay of Missisquoi, Swanton
$5,000

Mercy Connections, Burlington
$10,000

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury
$5,000

Migrant Justice, Burlington
$10,000

Monteverdi Music School, Montpelier
$5,000

Milton Artists' Guild, Milton
$5,000

New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
$15,000

New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$10,000

Next Stage Arts Project, Putney
$10,000

Northeast Kingdom All Stars, St. Johnsbury
$5,000

Northeast Kingdom Arts Council, Hardwick
$5,000

Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, Craftsbury
$5,000

Northern Stage Company, White River Junction
$15,000

Norwich Historical Society, Norwich
$5,000

NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Island Pond
$10,000

Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington
$5,000

Oldcastle Productions, Bennington
$10,000

Opera Company of Middlebury, Middlebury
$5,000

Orleans County Historical Society, Brownington
$10,000

Out in the Open, Brattleboro
$5,000

Outright Vermont, Burlington
$15,000

Paramount Center, Rutland
$15,000

Pentangle Arts, Woodstock
$10,000

Preservation Trust of Vermont, Burlington
$15,000

Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington
$15,000

Retreat Farm, Brattleboro
$15,000

River Arts, Morrisville
$10,000

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro
$10,000

Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Shaftsbury
$5,000

Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, Rockingham
$5,000

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
$5,000

Ruth Stone House, Goshen
$5,000

Rutland Area Art Association, Rutland
$5,000

Sandglass Center, Putney
$5,000

Saint Albans Museum, Saint Albans
$5,000

Scrag Mountain Music, Marshfield
$5,000

Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon
$5,000

Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne
$5,000

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
$15,000

Snelling Center for Government, Williston
$10,000

Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Ludlow
$5,000

South End Arts and Business Association, Burlington
$5,000

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
$15,000

Springfield Community Players, Springfield
$5,000

Spruce Peak Arts, Stowe
$15,000

Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls
$5,000

St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center, St. Johnsbury
$5,000

Studio Place Arts, Barre
$5,000

Sundog Poetry Center, Johnson
$5,000

Swanton Arts Council, Swanton
$3,000

Taconic Music, Manchester
$5,000

Theatre Adventure, Brattleboro
$5,000

The Current, Stowe
$10,000

The Foundry Workshop, Lyndon
$5,000

The MINT Rutland Makerspace, Rutland
$5,000

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
$15,000

T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier
$5,000

Upright Steeple Society, Lyndon
$5,000

UVM Lane Series, Burlington
$10,000

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$10,000

Vermont Council on World Affairs, Burlington
$10,000

Vermont Dance Alliance, Burlington
$5,000

Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
$10,000

Vermont Granite Museum, Barre
$5,000

Vermont Historical Society, Barre
$15,000

Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington
$10,000

Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$10,000

Vermont Stage Company, Burlington
$10,000

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
$15,000

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington
$15,000

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Colchester
$10,000

Vermont Youth Theater, Montpelier
$4,000

Westminster West Public Library, Westminster West
$5,000

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston
$15,000

Wheelock Mountain Farm, West Wheelock
$5,000

White Pine Association, Newbury
$5,000

Wonder Arts, Greensboro
$5,000

Worcester Historical Society, Worcester
$5,000

Yellow Barn, Putney
$10,000

Young Tradition Vermont, Fairfax
$5,000

Young Writers Project, Burlington
$5,000

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