Call to Vermont Artists
Art in State Buildings
The Vermont Art in State Buildings Program (AISB) is currently accepting applications from Vermont artists for two new public art commissions. Visual artists, craft and design artists (or artist teams) in all media who are interested in creating permanent, site specific installations and are currently legal residents of Vermont are invited to submit their qualifications for public art opportunities at each of the following sites:
Department of Health and Children/Family Services Facility
108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Potential locations for permanent works of public art include but are not limited to the right side of the garage entrance, exterior walls, and the railings and ceiling space above walkways and ramps.
The design and art budget is $43,000.
A new Department of Mental Health Recovery Residence
26 Woodside Drive, Essex 
Potential locations for permanent works of public art include but are not limited to the interior common areas, such as the waiting area, living room, and multipurpose room. Exterior areas include a secure courtyard area, the exterior of the existing gym wall, and/or areas on the outer grounds near the public trail systems. The design and art budget is $43,000.
How Do I Apply?  
All materials must be submitted through the Council’s online granting system. There is no submission fee. You will be asked to submit nine images of completed work, a statement of interest in the project, and a resume with references. Artists may apply to both projects but must submit a separate application for each one.
About the Program
The AIBS program helps to support and promote the work of Vermont artists and is designed to preserve and enrich the state's cultural landscape for its citizens and visitors. The program is administered by the Vermont Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Buildings and General Services and is dedicated to enhancing working environments by improving the character and quality of state-owned buildings and public spaces.
Inquiries about the program should be made by sending an email to senior program manager Michele Bailey by email or at 802.402.4614. We encourage questions be submitted by Aug. 10 so that responses may be summarized and shared. Voice and relay calls welcome.
Application Deadline for Each Commission
August 30, 2021

Program Orientation Webinar
Learn more about the AISB program and the application process. 

3-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9

The webinar will be recorded and posted on the Council's website after the event if you are unable to attend.

Closed captioning will be provided.
We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations that you need to facilitate your participation in the workshop. We will make every effort to honor your requests when they are made two weeks prior to the event. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator, with questions about access. She can be reached by sending an email to Michele Bailey or by calling 802.402.4614 Voice and relay calls welcome.
Please forward this email to those in your network who might be interested.