Vermont Arts Council

FY2024 Grantees

Grant Programs

Animating Infrastructure Grants
Artist Development Grants
Artists in Schools Grants
Arts Operating Grants
Arts Project Grants
Creation Grants and Peoples Choice Awards
Creative Aging Grants
Creative Futures Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants
Head Start Arts Integration Grants

FY2023 grantees
FY2022 grantees
FY2021 grantees
FY2020 grantees
FY2019 grantees


Animating Infrastructure Grants

Bend Revitalization Initiative, Greensboro Bend
$11,875 to create a large community-drawn mural with artist Tara Goreau adjacent to the new rail trail in Greensboro Bend

Bennington Museum, Bennington
$4,125 to design a mural for the Museum’s south side wall facing the popular Wildflower Trail

Capstone Community Action, Barre
$5,000 to design a mural inspired by children’s literature on the retaining wall at the Brook Street School

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
$5,000 to design artful wraps for Rural Community Transportation buses with colorful designs featuring original artwork by Vermont artists

Friends of Champlain Street Park, Burlington
$5,000 to support the development of a community mural design led by artist Maddie Hersam for the building bordering the Champlain Street Park in Burlington

Friends of Ferrisburgh, Ferrisburgh
$4,000 to design a contemporary art sculpture by artist Keith Wagner for the Ferrisburgh Town Green in front of the historic Union Meeting Hall

Mission Farm, Killington
$15,000 to create a stone amphitheater stage area with an artful acoustic stone wall by artisan Dan Snow

Newport City Renaissance Corporation, Newport
$15,000 to support a collaboration with art students at North Country Union High School to install sculptures that highlight outdoor recreation and build community in downtown Newport

Retreat Farm, Brattleboro
$5,000 to design a mural for the former grain bunker at the Retreat Farm that highlights the voice and work of a local Abenaki artist Charlie Adams

Town of Stowe Electric Department, Stowe
$5,000 to support a stone artist in the design of river steps, portage, and a riverside viewing point for public access to the Little River

Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District, Brattleboro
$5,000 to design a storm drain mural in the heart of downtown Brattleboro, to educate the public about the importance of keeping storm drains clean

Artist Development Grants

Carol Adinolfi, Bennington
$1,050 to support advanced studies in playwriting and dramaturgy with playwright, teacher, and coach Wendy Hammond

Clover Ajamie, Brattleboro
$192 to support a one-year subscription for website hosting

Lillian Bailey-Broderick, Northfield
$500 to support hiring a mentor and voice instructor to prepare for auditions and performances

Shoshana Bass, Putney
$1,673 to support workshop fees for participation in the National Puppetry Conference in Connecticut

Rachel Bell, Brattleboro
$1,507 to support accordion tuning and repairs

Shoshannah Boray, Burlington
$1,600 to support hiring professional actors to develop and workshop a script\

Alexia Buono, Burlington
$1,712 to support costs to attend the Somatic Special Topic Conference in New York

Ann Dávila Cardinal, Morrisville
$2,000 to support travel to CA to attend the International Latino Book Awards

J Carrier, Marshfield
$1,500 to support work with master printers at Cone Editions Press in East Topsham

Janet Cathey, Randolph
$750 to support a 5-day mokulito printmaking course

Alex Cobb, Burlington
$1,050 to support partial costs to rent studio space

Chenda Cope, Vernon
$600 to support partial costs to rent studio space

Cameron Davis, Charlotte
$2,000 to support paying an animator and photographer to translate artworks into an animation set design

Jessica Della Pepa-Clayton, Barre
$1,000 to support partial costs for participation in the Opera Direction program in New York

McKenna Dickerson, Bristol
$2,000 to support travel costs for an artist residency in Juneau, Alaska

Eli Dworkin, Brattleboro
$1,999 to support the purchase of a secondhand professional-grade accordion

Sophia Emigh, Montpelier
$1,800 to support paying and working with a professional art business coach

Glynnis Fawkes, Burlington
$900 to support the residency fees at Ragdale Foundation in Chicago

Mindy Fisher, Springfield
$500 to support partial costs to participate in a cooperative art show in New York City

Courtney Floyd, Perkinsville
$2,000 to support sound design & production of an audio drama, The Way We Haunt Now

Miciah Bay Gault, Montpelier
$1,394 to support attendance at the AWP conference in Kansas City

Katherine Gibbel, Windsor
$2,000 to support attendance at the AWP conference in Kansas City

Lauren Harkawik, Wilmington
$1,800 to support attendance at the 2024 Muse & The Marketplace writers’ conference in Boston

Millie Heckler, Hyde Park
$2,000 to support paying production costs and professional services to create an original sound score to accompany a new dance work

Jeffrey Henebury, Burlington
$2,000 to support attendance at the Sewanee Writers Conference in Tennessee

Paula Higa, Williston
$2,000 to support the program fee for a one-month artist residency at ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria

Sasha Hom, Corinth
$800 to support the purchase of a laptop for creative writing

Lukas Huffman, Montpelier
$1,850 to support hiring a film colorist and audio mixer and paying for festival submission fees

Nora Jacobson, Norwich
$1,600 to support rental of a conference space to prepare for the launch of a film/tv series entitled, A Peculiar Freedom: Portraits of Black New England

Nathalie Jonas, Craftsbury
$1,312 to support partial costs to attend the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival in North Carolina

Noelani Jones, Chelsea
$944 to support costs to participate in the foundation class at the Marshfield School of Weaving in Vermont

Jamie Keithline, Brattleboro
$1,000 to support partial costs for attendance in the workshop Make a Show with Shannan in Maine

Sarah King, Ripton
$2,000 to support a radio station full-length album promotion campaign

Vikki La Rose, St. Albans
$1,000 to support hiring professional marketing and website design services for an updated website and promotion for TRVLRS podcast

Tony Lu, Bennington
$1,200 to support travel costs for attendance at the 2024 MTNA DEI track Convention in Atlanta

Michael Mahnke, Johnson
$2,000 to support studio rent at Vermont Studio Center for five months

Sienna Martz, Readsoro
$1,800 to support hiring a professional PR firm to promote a solo exhibition

Alexandra Millarhouse, Burlington
$250 to support hiring professional photography services

Kyra Miller, Charlotte
$1,000 to support hiring a professional videographer

Clay Mohrman, Burlington
$500 to support attendance at the NES Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland

Laura Molinelli, Winhall
$2,000 to support a mini tour to promote their new album

Miranda Peters, Vergennes
$2,000 to support the purchase of a laser cutter

Olivia Pintair, Williston
$550 to support partial transportation and equipment costs for filming a short documentary

Jacqueline Posley, South Burlington
$1,200 to support fees for membership and studio space at Generator Makerspace

Quinn Rol, Burlington
$1,560 to support the partial cost to rent rehearsal space for a new theater ensemble

David Ruffin, Montpelier
$2,000 to support attendance at a four-week intensive workshop training at the Roy Hart International Arts Center in Southern France

Cristina Salusti, Woodstock
$1,000 to support partial costs for participation in a pate de verre workshop at Corning Glass Museum in New York

Nick Santoro, Rutland
$2,000 to support the transportation and re-installation of two large stone sculptures from Connecticut to the Chaffee Art Center in Vermont

Erika Schmidt, Pawlet
$900 to support hiring a professional videographer and the cost of membership to the Mint Makerspace in Rutland

Ruth Shafer, Brattleboro
$455 to support the purchase of professional lighting

Molly Steinmark, Brattleboro
$2,000 to support hiring professional website design, photography, videography, and PR services

Julia Swift, South Burlington
$1,800 to support paying and working with a consultant to learn post-production film skills

J.T. Turner, Norton
$1,953 to support partial costs for attendance at the Society of American Fight Directors fight directing workshop in Maryland

Julianna Vasquez, New Haven
$1,000 to support a three monthlong songwriting intensive with Nisha Asnani

Khonsu X, Groton
$1,489 to support the purchase of an iMac laptop

Bianca Zanella, Rutland
$1,300 to support partial costs to attend the National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Artists in Schools Grants

Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury
$3,200 to support a 12-day residency with artist Jaclyn Davidson in which students build jewelry-making skills and gain knowledge for work in the industry

BarnArts Center for the Arts, Barnard
$3,000 to support workshops led by Sayon Camara in area elementary schools in Orange and Windsor counties

Browns River Middle School, Jericho
$2,450 to support a multi-day sculpture and puppetry residency with Barbara Paulson of No Strings Marionettes engaging students in collaborative processes and self exploration

Burlington Technical Center, Burlington
$3,000 to support Digital Media Lab students at Burlington Tech Center in working directly with music producers to gain skills as well as insight into entrepreneurship and jobs in the industry

Capstone Community Action, Barre
$3,850 to support a nine-day residency with Jen Berger at the Brook Street Alternative High School to design a mosaic mural on the outside of the learning center

Charleston Elementary, Charleston
$4,000 to support a ten-day full-school residency with circus artist Marci Diamond

Chester Andover Elementary School, Chester
$3,800 to support a place-based residency with Emily Burkland using natural materials to explore creativity, foster imaginative play, and curate the natural environment in a natural playscape

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler, Burlington
$4,000 to support a 10-day dance residency with Rose Bedard in which students will choreograph responses to story elements from Abdul’s Story

Marlboro Elementary School, Marlboro
$3,450 to support an eight-day residency with Erin Maile O’Keefe where students will explore the concept of belonging through research and experiential learning

Mill River Unified Union High School, Clarendon
$1,570 to support a residency for the school’s jazz ensemble with musician Kyle Saulnier in which students will compose and perform original works of music through in-person and virtual sessions

Montgomery Elementary School, Montgomery
$3,500 to support a 10-day circus residency with YES! Theater in which students focus on ensemble work and expression through movement, narrative creation, and problem-solving

OnTOP Alternative Program, Burlington
$2,000 to support arts instruction with Inclusive Arts Vermont teaching artists who will work with teachers to embed arts activities into the curriculum

Opera Company of Middlebury, Colchester
$3,800 to support a residency at Colchester High School with Sarah Cullins of the Opera Company of Middlebury through the Dido and Aeneas Project in which choral students will explore the art of opera, investigate characters and power dynamics, and modernize elements of the opera in a final performance

Orwell Village School, Orwell
$2,400 to support a four-day residency with Troy Wunderle in which students will focus on technical skills and growth mindset

Peoples Academy, Morrisville
$3,050 to support a seven-day residency with Rachel Sargent Mirus in which students will use watercolor techniques to create visual representations of their relationships with the river

Salisbury Community School, Salisbury
$2,200 to support a residency with Jeh Kulu in which students will increase their understanding of West African culture

Saxtons River Elementary School, Saxtons River
$2,000 to support a five-day residency with Troy Wunderle where students build physical performance skills, transferable skills around perseverance, and growth mindset

The Mountain School at Winhall, Winhall
$3,450 to support a seven-day residency with Susan Haefner and the Weston Theater Company in which students will invent and perform as original superheroes focusing on creative learning, community, communication, and individual growth

The Schoolhouse Learning Center, South Burlington
$1,500 to support a residency with Clemmons Family Farm teaching artists where students explore Kwanzaa and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans

Thetford Academy, Thetford
$2,300 to support a five-day residency with Sophie Crane in which 8th grade students learn the basics of what makes good radio, narration, recording, interviewing, editing, and writing for the ear

White River Valley Supervisory Union, Chelsea
$4,000 to support a 10-day residency with Kailie Larkin in which students will use a writing curriculum to share personal stories and develop new relationships

Grafton Elementary School, Grafton
$3,200 to support a 10-day science and dance integrated residency with Ashley Hensel-Browning that will culminate in a performance for the entire school community

Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro
$3,500 to support a 10-week devised theater program with Julia Tadlock to provide a space for students to support one another and focus on developing identity through the medium of theater

Arts Operating Grants

Big Heavy World, Burlington
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Burlington Writers Workshop, Burlington
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Island Arts, North Hero
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

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

ONE Arts, Burlington
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Plainfield Arts, Plainfield
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Shidaa Projects, Montpelier
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Montpelier
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Telling My Story, Wilder
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Upright Steeple Society, Lyndon
$3,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Wild Goose Players, Bellows Falls
$4,000 to support operating and administrative costs for one year

Arts Bus, Randolph
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Catamount Film and Arts Center, St. Johnsbury
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Circus Smirkus, Greensboro
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Generator, Burlington
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Inclusive Arts Vermont, Essex Junction
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Kingdom County Productions, Barnet
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Winooski
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Mad River Valley Arts, Waitsfield
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Middlebury Studio School, Middlebury
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Next Stage Arts Project, Putney
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Northern Stage Company, White River Junction
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

River Arts, Morrisville
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Rural Arts Collaborative, Greensboro
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

SafeArt, Chelsea
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Sandglass Theater, Putney
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Scrag Mountain Music, Marshfield
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Spruce Peak Arts, Stowe
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Stone Valley Arts, Poultney
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

The Current, Stowe
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

The Hatch, Brattleboro
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Vermont Stage Company, Burlington
$8,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, Colchester
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Waterbury Area MakerSphere Cooperative Inc, Waterbury
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Weston Theatre Company, Weston
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

Yellow Barn, Putney
$9,000 to support operating and administrative costs for three years

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Arts Project Grants

Avant Vermont Dance, Weathersfield
$2,250 to support paying artists for their involvement in SEASONS, a multidisciplinary arts event series in Springfield designed to engage diverse communities in deepening a love of place

Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro
$2,250 to support hiring technical help for the annual festival and help with the technology expenses

Central Vermont Council on Aging, Barre
$3,000 to support the 2024 Creative Aging Celebration to showcase the artistic work of older adults in the community and uplift creative aging as an integral part of healthy aging

City of Montpelier, Montpelier
$4,000 to support a permanent mural and cultural event by Abenaki artists in the interior of the Montpelier Transit Center

Craftsbury Community Care Center, Craftsbury
$1,800 to support bringing 12 facilitated, open-ended arts experiences to the residents with their friends and families

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury
$1,800 to support public discussion about leaders in science and commission six original portraits that will be printed and installed on the external wall of the museum

Green Mountain Book Festival, Burlington
$4,000 to support compensation for 30-40 notable authors at varying stages of their careers

Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro
$3,600 to support bringing artists to Greensboro to host artistic and literary explorations of peace

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Winooski
$4,000 to support a series of knitting workshops for refugee women from East Africa living in the Burlington area

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
$4,000 to support a live performance in advance of the 2024 solar eclipse entitled “When Light Bends” about the power of an eclipse to question our place in the universe | Read our feature story about “When Light Bends”

Iskra Print Collective, Burlington
$4,000 to support an exhibition of Bread & Puppet’s work at Karma Bird House Gallery with performances and workshops, engaging underserved audiences and a new generation of creatives in Burlington

Junction Dance Festival, Corinth
$3,000 to support the promotion of regional dance artists and to make the art of dance accessible to all audiences

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
$1,500 to support paying artists and funding supplies for a community puzzle-solving event “Alice at the Library”

Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
$2,800 to support the Taconic Chamber Players in a nine-concert series designed to enhance international cultural awareness in Southern Vermont communities

Media Factory, Burlington
$3,000 to support the post-production and premiere event for the community art project entitled “Crowdsourced VT Toy Story,” including hiring an editor and captioning services

Milton Artists’ Guild, Milton
$2,800 to support the supplies, instructor fees, and collaboration expenses for the Social Sundays program that offers free art/craft workshops to kids of all ages every Sunday of the year

Monteverdi Music School, Montpelier
$1,800 to support an afterschool music program for youth in grades 1-4 in Montpelier

rePlay Arts, White River Junction
$4,000 to support implementing a multi-session afterschool workshop for teens to create wearable works of art from recycled items that will culminate in a public performance

Retreat Farm, Brattleboro
$4,000 to support celebrating community and highlighting area arts and cultural organizations at the grand opening of the new North Barn performance venue

Southern Vermont Traditional Music, Brattleboro
$2,800 to support paying artists of the second annual RiverJam Romp folk music weekend and to improve participant access by subsidizing tuition costs for low-income participants

The Civic Standard, Hardwick
$4,000 to support a theater production that is about, by, and for the Hardwick community and facilitated by the Civic Standard

The Outpost Foundation, North Bennington
$3,000 to support paying for a writer of color to attend the residency

Theatre Adventure, West Brattleboro
$2,800 to support the 20th anniversary performance featuring actors with disabilities who are supported by staff and visiting artists

Threshold Collaborative, North Bennington
$3,000 to support adapting 12 monologues written by the Voices of St. Joseph’s Orphanage Writers Group into a performance piece to be presented at the Bennington Performing Arts Center

Town of Craftsbury, Craftsbury
$1,800 to support hiring musicians and theatrical groups to perform at the Antiques & Uniques Festival on Craftsbury Common in July 2024

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Creation Grants

See bios and photos of the FY24 Creation Grantees.

Arista Alanis, Johnson
$5,000 to support the creation of three large-scale paintings

Christal Brown, Middlebury
$5,000 to support the creation of story circles, listening parties, movement workshops, and community engagement around a dance-theater work entitled “What We Ask of Flesh”

Susan Calza, Montpelier
$5,000 to support the creation of three 20-minute videos for the “Red Oculus: Listening” video project

Tom Gershwin, Danville
$5,000 to support the creation of an original jazz album

Meredith Holch, East Hardwick
$5,000 to support the creation of a handmade stop-motion animation video entitled “Taking Flight” about interactions with birds and other living creatures perceived as messengers or incarnations of recently deceased loved ones

John Killacky, South Burlington
$5,000 to support the creation of a video rumination on living with chronic pain entitled “Still Point”

Sean Kirby, East Dover | Read about Sean’s film in The Deerfield Valley News
$4,000 to support the creation of a feature screenplay based on the real life of Vermont dairy farmer Romaine Tenney entitled “I Am My Domain”

Chelsea Knight, East Arlington
$5,000 to support the creation of a short film exploring how we are shaped by the media and how as a society we can work to understand and develop agency in this process

Carlene Kucharczyk, Woodstock
$5,000 to support the creation of a full-length collection of poetry for a manuscript entitled “Strange Hymn”

Shanta Lee with Alan Blackwell and Damon Honeycutt, Guilford
$5,000 to support the creation of an immersive digital installation inspired by “Black Metamorphoses”

Angelo Madsen Minax, Burlington
$5,000 to support the creation of a film entitled “A Body to Live In” that traces the life and work of legendary photographer, performer, and non-binary cultural icon, Fakir Musafar

Willow O’Feral, Guilford
$5,000 to support the creation of a short documentary about Fred Homer, an 85-year-old wildlife rehabilitator and artist

Evan Premo, Marshfield
$5,000 to support the creation of visual elements for a new composition entitled “The Primacy of Consciousness”

Kyle Saulnier, Monkton
$5,000 to support the creation of an extended work for jazz ensemble with strings

Erika Senft Miller, Colchester | Read an article about Erika’s project in the Colchester Sun
$5,000 to support the creation of multisensory storytelling elements for an immersive experience entitled “Net Works”

Jessica Sticklor, South Newfane
$4,000 to support the creation of a novel exploring women’s mental health

James Sturm, Hartland
$5,000 to support the creation of a graphic novel memoir

Linda Urban, East Montpelier
$5,000 to support the creation of a novel for young adults entitled “The Object Does Not Agree” exploring the lessons we internalize about what it means to be a young person in America

Ricardo Wilson, North Bennington
$5,000 to support the creation of a novel entitled “Even Worse Than the Nightmare”

Corrine Yonce, Winooski
$5,000 to support the creation of a public art project entitled “Longing is Just Our Word for Knowing” that uses images, story, and public art to illustrate the personal nuances and complexities in how we individually think of home

People’s Choice Awards

Ivan Klipstein, Burlington
$5,000 to support a five-volume series of illustrated travelogue booklets

Carole Vasta Folley, Essex Junction
$5,000 to support a play about women and the lifetime impact of gendered clothing

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Creative Aging Grants

Abenaki Helping Abenaki, Holland
$2,650 to support a series of clay workshops drawing connections to Abenaki culture and history

Alice M. Ward Memorial Library, Canaan
$2,600 to support a three-month songwriting and singing residency with Jon Gailmor through a partnership between the library and Canaan Naturally Connected

Central Vermont Council on Aging, Barre
$4,500 to support artist in-home visits for older adults providing social and creative assistance with using using creative care kits

CraftStudies, White River Junction
$6,000 to support creative learning experiences with crafts for older adults through daytime classes & lunchtime social engagements with Bugbee Senior Center

Elderly Services, Middlebury
$3,500 to support a partnership between Elderly Services Adult Day program, Town Hall Theater, and Middlebury Acting Company in which participants will meet weekly to rehearse, stage, and perform a play with script in hand

Garden Path Elder Living, Brattleboro
$3,100 to support Wisdom in Our Community, a creative and visual life-mapping program with artist Susan Rosano at Garden Path’s Bradley House

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Winooski
$4,800 to support a series of teaching artist-led workshops for older adults to build skills and share personal stories through quilting in partnership with the Heineberg Senior Center, Core Adult Center, and the Winooski Senior Center

Lamoille Neighbors, Hyde Park
$5,600 to support a series of workshops in clay, music, writing, and photography for Lamoille County residents through the theme Celebrating Connections

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
$5,700 to support a series of workshops with five teaching artists in partnership with Senior Solutions

Milton Artists’ Guild, Milton
$5,200 to support a series of 16 art classes for those with dementia and their caregivers through partnerships with AgeWell and Alzheimer’s Association

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock
$5,800 to support Creative Play for Seniors, a collaborative series of seven inter-related workshops with three teaching artists in partnership with the Thompson Senior Center

Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging, Brighton
$900 to support five weekly workshops led by Marci Diamond entitled Under the Big Top, a set of circus, theater, and creative movement workshops for older Vermonters

Quahog Dance Theater, St Johnsbury
$4,550 to support dance and movement classes for older adults focused on building mobility, balance, pattern recognition, joy, and community in St. Johnsbury

River Arts, Morrisville
$3,500 to support two, six-week clay workshops and open studio opportunities led by Jude Preshaw

Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne
$5,150 to support two, eight-week workshops in partnership with AgeWell, through which participants weave a single textile piece from multiple keepsakes

Tunbridge Library, Tunbridge
$3,850 to support a 12-week Ripe to Write creative writing program with Polly Giantonio in partnership with the Tunbridge Public Library

Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
$4,700 to support a weekly memoir writing group for residents of Eastview and The Residence of Otter Creek in Middlebury

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Creative Futures Grants

The aim of this program is to provide aid to creative sector organizations and businesses (including sole proprietors) that continue to struggle financially due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding amounts are based on 2019 operating revenue. For Round 1 and 2 recipients see FY2023 grantees.

Round 3 recipients

Align Film LLC, Waterbury Center, $7,500

Anne Havel, Hubbardton, $7,500

Art on Main, Bristol, $7,500

Arthound Gallery, Essex, $7,500

At the Root, LLC, Burlington, $5,000

Bennington County Choral Society, Bennington, $5,000

Bramacharia, LLC, Jamaica, $5,000

Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, $5,000

Burlington Taiko Group, Burlington, $7,500

Butterfly Bakery of Vermont, Barre, $65,000

Cabot Arts, Inc., Cabot, $5,000

Champlain Club, Burlington, $5,000

Class Four, Burlington, $15,000

Clover Ridge Media, Panton, $5,000

Dinoman Science Series, Warren, $7,500

Dorset Players Inc., Dorset, $25,000

DyakCraft LLC, Chester, $25,000

Emily Eley Coaching LLC, Burlington, $5,000

Frog Hollow Craft Gallery, Burlington, $85,000

Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield, $5,000

Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, $15,000

Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Montpelier, $15,000

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, Winooski, $5,000

Herrie Son, Montpelier, $5,000

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, $137,500

In the Hands of Beauty, LLC, Calais, $5,000

Indian Hill Imageworks, Pawlet, $7,500

Inkyrhythm Musicomix (Ivan Klipstein), Burlington, $5,000

Island Craft Shop, South Hero, $5,000

jer&co., Jericho, $5,000

Kingdom Creamery of Vermont, East Hardwick, $85,000

Know by Arts LLC, Essex Juntion, $5,000

Lisa McCormick Music, LLC, Brattleboro, $5,000

Mad River Valley Arts, Waitsfield, $15,000

MamaSezz Foods, Inc., Brattleboro, $112,500

Marble House Project, Inc., Dorset, $35,000

Mark Lackley, Furniture Maker, LLC, Hartland, $112,500

McCullough Free Library, North Bennington, $15,000

MIC New England, Swanton, $5,000

Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury, $55,000

Milton Artists’ Guild, Milton, $15,000

Monteverdi Music School, Inc., Montpelier, $7,500

Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery Center, $5,000

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir, Montpelier, $5,000

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, $200,000

Morgan Leichter-Saxby, Bellows Falls, $5,000

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover, $5,000

Music-COMP, Duxbury, $7,500

Nick Mayer Nature Illustration, LLC, Lincoln, $7,500

Nimble Arts, Brattleboro, $15,000

Old Church Theater, Bradford, $5,000

Onyekachi Akalonu, Winooski, $5,000

Pentangle Arts, Woodstock, $45,000

Playhouse Movie Theatre, Randolph, $7,500

Point CounterPoint, Leicester, $55,000

RavenMark, Berlin, $7,500

SafeArt, Chelsea, $25,000

Sage Barber SP, Brookfield, $5,000

Sambatucada, Burlington, $5,000

Samirah Evans, Brattleboro, $5,000

Sawyer Made, Woodbury, $15,000

School of Creative & Performing Arts, East Burke, $66,000

SFC Woodcarving, Plainfield, $5,000

Sonatina, Bennington, $65,000

Sonify Inc, Montpelier, $15,000

Stefan Amidon, Brattleboro, $5,000

Stowe Jazz Festival, Stowe, $15,000

Stowe Media Group, Stowe, $5,000

Studio J Creative, Mendon, $7,500

Taiga Christie, Halifax, $5,000

The Bridge Newspaper, Montpelier, $25,000

Thetford Chamber Singers, Thetford, $5,000

TURNmusic, Waterbury Ctr., $5,000

Upright Steeple Society, Ltd., Lyndon, $5,000

US Sherpa International LLC, Winooski, $15,000

Vermont Almanac, Corinth, $15,000

Vermont Dance Alliance, Burlington, $5,000

Vermont Philharmonic, Montpelier, $7,500

Waterbury Roundabout Inc., Waterbury, $5,000

Westford Common Hall, Westford, $5,000

White River Ballet Academy, White River Junction, $7,500

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, Rutland, $15,000

World Story Exchange, Norwich, $7,500

Yellow Barn, Inc., Putney, $187,500

Young Writers Project, Inc., Burlington, $25,000

Cultural Facilities Grants

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
$25,000 to support the replacement of the old flat rubber membrane roof on the Convent/West Side of the building

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
$19,196 to support an overhaul of the audio amplification environment

Corner School Resource Center of Granville, Granville
$4,751 to support the installation of storm windows and insulating shades

Friends of Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
$10,759 to support fixed audio/visual equipment to improve arts experiences at the library

Friends of the Brandon Town Hall, Brandon
$17,675 to support replacing the over 100-year-old wooden floor in the main hall

Friends of the Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
$30,000 to support the installation of an accessible three-level lift

Greensboro Historical Society, Greensboro
$1,665 to support the installation of light-protecting window shades

New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
$13,223 to support re-decking the flooring in the main theater space

Next Stage Arts Project, Putney
$3,563 to support the installation of temperature-regulating curtains on the theater windows

Paramount Center, Rutland
$30,000 to support the expansion of the stage counterweight system and installation of a new main curtain

Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Shaftsbury
$18,750 to support the installation of electricity and plumbing to the historic barn

Starksboro Public Library, Starksboro
$30,000 to support the installation of a vertical lift in Starksboro Town Hall

The Four Corners Schoolhouse Association, East Montpelier
$30,000 to support mitigating mold issues that require insulation, HVAC, and a dehumidifier in the facility

The Robinson Sawmill, Calais
$15,000 to support the rebuild of the penstock intake

Thetford Academy, Thetford Center
$18,000 to support an upgrade to the digital projection, sound, and lighting in the theater

Town of Franklin, Franklin
$27,000 to support the replacement of an ADA-accessible lift and heating system in the Haston Library

Town of Plainfield, Plainfield
$8,480 to support audio reinforcement, an assisted listening system, and a large-format video projection with secured storage

West Fairlee Community Club, Inc, Fairlee
$4,371 to support the installation of an ADA-compliant restroom

Weston Theatre Company, Weston
$6,413 to support the replacement of curtains and other theater soft-goods

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Head Start Arts Integration Grants

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
$6,000 to support a partnership with Early Education Services in Brattleboro and Westminster providing visual arts and music/movement instruction in 12 classrooms

Burlington City Arts, Burlington
$2,500 to support a partnership with Champlain Valley Head Start through a teaching artist residency at Franklin Square Early Learning Center

Catamount Film and Arts Center, St Johnsbury
$4,200 to support a partnership with the St. Johnsbury Early Education Collaborative yielding arts instruction in six early childhood classrooms serving Head Start families, including home and center-based classrooms

Rural Arts Collaborative, Greensboro
$6,000 to support a partnership with Northeast Kingdom Community Action providing artist visits to multiple classrooms in Albany, Hardwick, and North Troy

Southeast Vermont Community Action, Windsor
$3,500 to support a Head Start partnership through a residency with a natural art curriculum at the Children’s Place Preschool with Emily Burkland of Community Art Garden

Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
$6,000 to support a partnership with Bennington and Rutland County Head Starts serving approximately 200 students and incorporating visual art, music, movement, and literacy instruction

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Desmond Peeples August 29, 2023