Art Council grant supports study

VERMONT - The Vermont Arts Council is now accepting applications for its next round of Artist Development Grants. These grants support artists at all stages of their careers. Grants can fund activities that enhance mastery of an artist’s craft or skills or that increase the viability of an artist’s business. Funding may also support aspects of the creation of new work when the activity allows the grantee to accept a rare and important opportunity.
Eligible expenses for such activities include, but are not limited to: advanced study of technique or practice with a mentor; attending a professional conference to build business or artistic skills or knowledge; contracting professional services, including photographic documentation of work, contract preparation or business incorporation, creation of accounting systems, developing e-commerce on a website, creation of marketing materials, etc.; marketing, planning, purchasing some materials or renting studio space - outside of the artist’s home - to create new exhibitions or performances; and travel within the United States.
Applications are evaluated in two areas: impact and budget. Priority is given to first-time grantees and proposals for rare or unique opportunities.
Artists must be residents of Vermont for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline and residents at the time the award is granted; be 18 or older at the time of application; have submitted all required reports on any prior council grants; and meet all the above requirements and be applying as a representative of an artist group.
Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the Vermont Arts Council is able to increase the maximum grant amount this year to $2,000. Grant amounts range from $250 to $2,000.
The application deadline is Monday, February 14. For full details and the online application visit

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