FY2019 Grants Support Artists, Organizations, and Schools
We are pleased to announce grants to 88 Vermont organizations and artists in our first FY2019 grant round. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts - matched dollar for dollar by the Vermont State Legislature - the Council will distribute $474,488 to support creative endeavors across the state.
"The Council is committed to building a Vermont where art, culture, and creativity are at the heart of our communities," said Executive Director Karen Mittelman. "Through these grants, we help to bring arts experiences to children in Vermont's most rural schools, assist artists in developing their careers, and contribute to building Vermont's cultural infrastructure by making cultural facilities more accessible, open, and innovative."
Grants were awarded in the following categories:
Twelve grants to support activities that enhance the mastery of artists' craft or skills that increase their business viability.
Fourteen grants to fund artist residencies in schools intended to serve as a model for the integration of the arts across the PreK-12 curriculum (additional applications are under review and will be announced in October).
Twelve grants to support nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in their efforts to add vibrancy to Vermont communities by providing equal and abundant access to the arts.
Ten grants to support the creation of new work by Vermont artists.
Thirteen grants to support Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities in projects to enhance, create, or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural activities for the public.
Learn more about the Council's grant programs
The second year of
funding was awarded to twenty-seven Vermont-based nonprofit arts organizations that offer year-round, high-quality arts programs and services.