The Vermont Arts Council is now offering a funding opportunity for communities that wish to integrate works of public art into upcoming infrastructure projects.
The Animating Infrastructure Grant
program seeks proposals for projects that provide opportunities for artists to engage with community in the design and/or fabrication of permanent or temporary public art for an interior or exterior site that is accessible to the public. Grants of up to $15,000 are available.
The Council’s definition of infrastructure is broad and includes community facilities and services such as buildings, trails, water or sewer systems, roads, power systems, parks, and more. Functional components of infrastructure—such as sidewalks, railings, benches, walls, signs, stairs, and tree grates in the built and/or natural environment—have the potential for artistic enhancement that creates unique places where people want to live, work, visit, and play.
A small number of selected applicants who submit a letter of interest will be invited to develop a full proposal in January 2021. The letter of interest is due December 18, 2020.
Designed to foster partnerships between communities and artists, the program intends to enhance a sense of community pride and identity, foster social connections, and improve the livability and vibrancy of Vermont communities, downtowns, villages, and neighborhoods. Through the development and installation of site-specific works of public art, Vermont communities can reflect their vision, values, and creative spirit.
To learn more about this grant, what to include in the letter of interest, selection criteria and more, join us for a free Grantseeker Workshop.
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1-2 p.m., December 3