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Vermont Arts Council: ArtMail for March 31, 2010

Vermont Arts Council: ArtMail for March 31, 2010 Montpelier Vermont

posted at 1:28 pm Thu Apr 1st, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Spring has sprung! Green grass, green buds, and now 'green' grant applications.

The Arts Council switched to on-line applications two years ago and this spring the process will become completely paperless. Beginning with the May 1st Creation Grant deadline, all support materials for FY11 grant applications will be submitted online. Applicants no longer have to incur the time and expense of assembling and mailing packets! The forms have been completely revamped so we highly recommend that applicants start the process early.

The new application process, along other valuable information, will be covered in two grantseeker workshops taking place next week. The Monday session will be at the Norman Williams Library in Woodstock and the he Wednesday workshop will be at the State Police Barracks in St. Albans. For more information, click here.

Americans for the Arts is looking for Vermont Partners

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. AFTA's Local Arts Advancement Department is asking arts organizations in Vermont to take part in the Local Arts Agency census. This short, five minute survey is designed to gather information about the health of local arts organizations across America. If you are associated with a local arts agency and have not yet received the census, please contact AFTA's Research Coordinator at

To get information about grants and deadlines go to

Two grantseeker workshops are taking place next week to assist artists, educators and organizations seeking grant funding. The sessions are free of charge and include information on grants available, the application process, and other Council programs.

April 5 * Woodstock at the Norman Williams Library, 10 The Green
10:30-12:30 for Individual Artists | 1:30-3:30 for Organizations and Schools

April 7 * St. Albans at the State Police Barracks, 140 Fisher Pond Road
10:00-12:00 for Individual Artists | 1:00-3:00 for Organizations and Schools

Click here for more information.

Arts & Agriculture Combine in Vergennes

"Bounty: A Celebration of Vermont's Farming Artists" is an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography, fabric art and video created by Vermont artists who are also farmers. It will be on display at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes from April 1-24 and the opening reception on April 8 is a fundraising event for the Arts Council.

Hosted by Arts Council Trustee Gerianne Smart, admission to the benefit includes a one-year membership in the Arts Council, light fare, a cash bar, and the opportunity to meet trustees and staff.

Click here for more information, or to RSVP for this event.

Art of Action heads to Washington, DC

Senator Patrick Leahy is hosting the Art of Action exhibition in the Russell Senate Building Rotunda from April 12-16. Fifty pieces from the Curator's Choice Tour will be on display in this prestigious setting and seen by thousands of Congressional staff and visitors throughout the week.


* April 1-April 15: Artists Choice Tour at the American Legion Post 59 in Waterbury. Opening Reception: April 3, 5-7 PM
* April 16-30: Artists Choice Tour at The Town Hall in Bristol. Opening Reception: April 16, 5-6 PM.

For a complete list of upcoming exhibitions and events, click here.

Own a piece of the Action! Fifteen of the 105 pieces have been sold so far so don't miss out! Visit the auction website, one of the exhibition tours or our online gallery to view the artwork, and take advantage of this opportunity to acquire a piece of Vermont's art history. You can place bids now AND plan to attend the July 17th live auction gala at Burlington's Union Station.

Featured Grantee: Eleva Chamber Players

Eleva Chamber Players were founded in 2006 with a very clear mission: to use music to elevate the human spirit. Founder and General Manager Willie Docto explained the programming choices as pieces "that are uplifting, fun, and lively. Our goal is for people to feel differently after the concert than before." Read the rest of this week's feature.

Executive Director's Blog

KEEP THE CHANGE (COMING): Crocuses are stabbing through the winter detritus in our yard. Mud is on the roads. Maple steam is escaping from small rustic buildings dottling the landscape. The Legislature plans to finish by the end of April (wow!).

Change is in the air.

Read the rest of Alex's blog entry.

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