Arts News for February 16, 2017  
Green Mountain Performing Arts was the recipient of an FY2017 Arts Impact Grant.
Ready, Set, Grants!

Arts Council funding supports artists, arts organizations, and cultural centers. From helping a musician produce a new work to improving a town hall heating system, Council grants expand opportunities for people to create and participate in the arts.

Grant Seeker Workshops are scheduled over the next few weeks. These workshops include an overview of program guidelines. They may also include group discussion, written exercises, or a mock panel activity. Participants will have help deciding which of the Council's grant programs best meet their needs and will learn how to construct a competitive grant application.

Wondering which grant program might work for you? Read on ...
The New England Center for Circus Arts has been a recipient of an Arts Partnership Grant.
Grants for Organizations
Arts Impact Grants support organizations, municipalities, and schools in their efforts to create a more vibrant quality of life by providing equal and abundant access to the arts.   
Arts Partnership Grants support the annual operations of Vermont arts organizations through three-year grants.
Technical Assistance Grants
Technical Assistance Grants support activities that help Vermont arts organizations strengthen their capacity to serve constituents. 

Grant Seeker Workshops
All workshops are from 9 a.m. to noon

February 24 
Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
March 1  Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction 
March 2  North End Studios, 294 Winooski Ave., Burlington 
Writer Emily Bernard was the recipient of an FY2015 Creation Grant.
Grants for Artists

Creation Grants
Creation Grants support the creation of new work by Vermont artists. These grants can fund time, materials, and space rental for artists and artist groups.

Artist Development Grants
Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers by providing matching funds for skills training or business development.
Grant Seeker Workshops
All workshops are from 1 to 3 p.m.

February 24  Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
March 1  Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction 
March 2 North End Studios, 294 Winooski Ave., Burlington
The Dorset Players received an FY2017 Cultural Facilities Grant.
Grants for Communities or Organizations

Cultural Facilities Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants help Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities enhance, create, or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural activities for the public.

Grant Seeker Workshops  
All workshops are from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

March 1  The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland
March 2  Norwich Library, 368 S. Main Street, Norwich 
March 3  Morristown Centennial Library, 7 Richmond Street, Morristown

  Find more information about Cultural Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops.  
Workshop Registration

Space is limited in all venues. Participants must register by February 22 by sending an email to Meredith Bell or by calling 802.828.3292.

All workshop locations are physically accessible.
If you have questions about accessibility, email Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator, or call her at 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls welcome.

More information about Grant Seeker Workshops is here.
Arts Briefs
The Chandler Center for the Arts is accepting applications for the position of executive director. Deadline for applications is March 31.
Find more information.
Applications are being accepted for the Voices of the Wilderness artist residency in Alaska.
Deadline is March 1.
Read more
The Cold Hollow Sculpture Park is accepting applications for a part-time program coordinator.
Deadline is February 28.
Find out more.
Vermont Arts 2017 Events: Coming Soon!
Chandler Center for the Arts
February 17
River Arts
February 17
Woodstock Village Green
February 17 to 19
Brandon Music
February 18
Spotlight Vermont
February 18
South Burlington
Mann Gymnasium at the UVM Trinity Campus
February 25
Centre Congregational Church
February 24
Castleton Downtown Gallery
Through March 18
Mahaney Center for the Arts
February 22

The Masonic Hall
February 25
 Compass Music and Arts Center
Through April 1
Guilford Community Church
February 25
Featured Story
Photo courtesy Vermont Arts Exchange.
Success Story From Vermont Arts Exchange

As we look forward to a new round of grant applications, we also reflect on past success. The Vermont Arts Exchange received an Arts Partnership Grant, a program that helps arts organizations address the needs of their own communities. Read how this Bennington-based arts organization found a creative solution to a challenging problem in " In a New Space," this week's featured story.

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