Arts Funds at the Vermont Community Foundation award over $83,000 in grants
The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and the Concert Artists Fund, two component funds at the Vermont Community Foundation, announced that together they have awarded a total of $83,550 to 32 artists and arts organizations across the state in 2012.
The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $36,800 primarily to support commissioning, creation, and presentation of new work or to assist Vermont artists wishing to take their work in new or different directions. Awards were made to both individual artists and to arts organizations presenting the work of Vermont artists. The Concert Artists Fund awarded $46,750 to support performances of classical music in Chittenden County.
Grants Funded by the Concert Artist Fund ($46,750)
Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont was awarded $1,500 to support the "Songs of Hope and Freedom" project.
Burlington Chamber Orchestra was awarded $3,250 to support a collaboration with internationally-renowned soloists Soovin Kim and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt.
Burlington Choral Society was awarded $2,000 to support their 2012-2013 concert season.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts was awarded $4,000 to support the presentation of "Professor Kubinek Meets the VYO."
Green Mountain Monteverdi Ensemble of Vermont was awarded $2,000 to support a performance of German Baroque choral music of Schütz, Schein, Scheidt, J.C. Bach, and J.S. Bach.
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival was awarded $8,000 to support 2013 festival performances.
ME2/orchestra, Inc. was awarded $2,000 to support performances in Chittenden County in their 2012-2013 season.
UVM Lane Series was awarded$ 3,000 to support their 2012-2013 chamber music series.
Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble was awarded $5,000 to support the Sydney Lea project.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra was awarded $8,000 to support the 2012/2013 Masterworks Series at the Flynn Center.
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association was awarded $8,000 to support the winter 2013 program featuring Latonia Moore and Jesus Garcia at the Flynn Center.
Vermont Artists Endowment Fund Grants Awarded to Arts Organizations ($17,300)
Bryan Memorial Gallery Foundation was awarded $1,500 to support the touring exhibition celebrating Alden Bryan's centennial year.
Burlington Chamber Orchestra was awarded $2,000 to support the "Fresh and Local" project commissioning new works by Vermont composers.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts was awarded $2,000 to support the Deeply Here series, especially "Sounds and Silence" and "Kohyoh/Autumn Fire."
Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater was awarded $2,000 to support the production and performance of the Sundiata Keita ballet.
Puppetree was awarded $1,500 to support production and performance of "Swimmy" for young audiences.
Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble was awarded $1,500 to support commissioning new work by Vermont Composers.
Vermont International Film Foundation was awarded $2,800 to support the 2012 Vermont Filmmaker's Showcase.
Vermont Stage Company was awarded $2,000 to support the 2013 Theater Bake Off.
Vermont Studio Center was awarded $2,000 to support Vermont Artist's Week.
Vermont Artists Endowment Fund Grants Awarded to Artists ($19,500)
Michael Arnowitt was awarded $2,500 to support "Michael Arnowitt's 50th Birthday" Project.
Paul Besaw was awarded $2,000 to support "the one-stop DANCE TRAMP family band tour."
Brian Boyes was awarded $2,500 to support work associated with the Saturn People Sound Collective.
Brooke Ciardelli was awarded $2,500 to support the creation of an adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge."
Kate Donnelly was awarded $1,000 to support the creation of a performance piece and video exploring the process of transformation.
Don Jamison was awarded $1,500 to support the creation and presentation of "Raine Songs," a setting of the poetry of Kathleen Raine.
Rob Koier was awarded $2,000 to support post production on "Strength of the Storm," a film about Weston Mobile Home Park residents after Irene.
Kerrin McCadden was awarded $1,000 for general support of her work as a poet.
Peter Miller Photography LLC was awarded $1,000 to assist in the production of the book "A Lifetime of Vermont People."
Gail Salzman was awarded $1,000 for general support of her work as an artist, including her BCA show and catalogue.
Signe Taylor was awarded $1,000 to support work on the documentary film "Telling my Story."
Lida Winfield was awarded $1,500 to support the development and tour of "Long Gone."
The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and inspiring. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs and keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital. Together, its funds and programs provide more than $15 million a year in grants and other investments in Vermont. Visit www.vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.