$162K Awarded to 26 Vermont Artists and Arts Organizations

September 15, 2016  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 $162,025 to 26 artists and arts organizations across the state.

The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $50,849 primarily to support the commissioning, creation and presentation of new work or to assist Vermont artists wishing to take their work in different directions. Five awards were made to individual artists and 12 to arts organizations presenting the work of Vermont artists. 

Grants included…

Kirk Jackson with Oliver Wadsworth received $3,000 to support an original solo theatrical performance based on a real-life, unsolved murder mystery in Manchester, Vt. in 1812.

Dorset Theatre Festival received $3,000 to support the world premier production of award-winning Vermont playwright Theresa Rebeck’s newest work “The Way of The World.”

Farm to Ballet Project received $2,000 to support its second annual tour of Vermont farms, promoting a vibrant, sustainable food system and expanding classical ballet’s audience.

Flock Dance Troupe received $1,349 to support WOMAN, a full length dance and theater work that unwraps the transformation of a child to girl, to woman, to crone.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts received $4,000 to support the Center as it presents work of Vermont-based performing and visual artists throughout the 2016-2017 season.

Helen Day Art Center received $2,000 to support an annual sculpture exhibit installed on the Art Center grounds, along Stowe’s streets and recreation path.

Middlebury Actors Workshop received $3,000 to support an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with an all-Vermont cast of theater professionals, and an original score by Middlebury College composer Peter Hamlin.

The Vermont Opera Project received $3,500 to support a fully staged production of the opera “Orpheus and Euridice” by Ricky Ian Gordon in a former manufacturing space at the Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor.

Burlington Chamber Orchestra received $12,000 to support its 10th and 11th seasons as it brings chamber music to Chittenden County and beyond.

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival received $16,000 to support “Creative Journeys: The Evolution of the Artist’s Voice,” which will focus on works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Shostakovich, as well as early and recent works by 21st century composers Nina Young, David Ludwig, Pierre Jalbert and Joan Tower.

Music-COMP received $8,000 to support three concerts that will feature new works by student composers in grades two to 12. Professional musicians will perform in free concerts with special promotion to non-traditional classical concert enthusiasts—students, their families and friends.

Vermont Choral Union received $4,600 to support a project that aims to increase the audience for a capella choral music by providing subsidized tickets and transportation to Vermont Choral Union Concerts, particularly for senior citizens of limited means.

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association received $16,000 to support its 2016-2017 concert season, which will provide young musicians with the opportunity to perform symphonic masterworks and 21st century compositions featuring world-famous guest artists next season.

Visit www.vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.


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