Grant Awards 2010

Last Updated 4/29/2011 9:34:40 AM

Humanities Grants Awards 2010

VHC Awarded $34,551 to Seventeen Organizations

The Grants program, the oldest of the Council’s many programs, provides funds for
diverse and dynamic humanities activities throughout the state.

American Invention and Innovation in Sound: Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Estey Organ Museum
$1,245 for a pilot program to teach the history, technology, and cultural impact of Estey Organs to students in southern Vermont schools.
Bookstock: The Green Mountain Festival of Words, Pentangle Council on the Arts
$1,600 for the second annual literary festival in Woodstock, offering performances, lectures, workshops, poetry events, and readings throughout town.
Brattleboro Literary Festival, Building a Better Brattleboro
$3,000 for the ninth annual three-day literary festival, which features author readings, panel discussions, and other special events.
Burlington Book Festival
$2,500 to support the sixth annual three-day literary festival, held in downtown venues and featuring prominent literary figures.
Colonial Quest, Vital Communities
$2,500 for curriculum development and teacher workshops to help students learn the origin of their towns and share with their communities.
14th Green Mountain Film Festival, Focus on Film, Montpelier
$2,590 for the 2011 film festival including films by local filmmakers, feature and student films, documentaries, shorts, and animation.
The Golden Cage: Mexican Migrant Workers and Vermont Dairy Farmers Exhibit, Bent Northrop Memorial Library
$500 to help bring the exhibit and related lectures to Fairfield.
The Library Series, a component of The Big Read Summit, Northern Stage Company, White River Junction
$2,000 for lectures and discussions in Vermont libraries of The Things They Carried, the 2011 selection for the nationwide one book reading program The Big Read Summit.
Life in Essex County and Life in Caledonia County Video History Projects, Johnson State College
$1,000 to support a public history and video project at Johnson State College.
The Magic Flute Storybook Opera Project, Opera Theatre of Weston
$2,000 for study guide development and educational presentations in southern Vermont schools based on Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
New Vermonters from the Balkans: An Online Resource, Vermont Folklife Center
$5,000 to support the center in making their research, photographs, and videos available via a new website.
Place, Duty and Unity: Learning about Service, Northeast Kingdom Arts Council, Hardwick
$116 to support publicity for an event that commemorates Lincoln's first Inaugural Address and share Civil War history of the Northeast Kingdom.
Poetry Alive 2011, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
$2,000 to support the celebration of National Poetry Month including author visits, poetry readings, a poetry slam, films, and poems on display in downtown Montpelier.
Service and Sacrifice: Vermont’s Civil War Generation, Vermont Historical Society, Barre
$2,000 for the development of several Civil War anniversary exhibits including the Civil War photographs of George Houghton, Charles Andrus' Grand Panorama of the Civil War, and the state collection battle flags, as part of the center's Saving Vermont's Treasures campaign.
Teacher’s Workshop, Weston Playhouse
$3,000- for a full day workshop for middle and high school teachers of literature, social sciences and performing arts that focuses on their fall production Saint Ex, a musical inspired by the life of author Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Westward From Vermont, Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
$2,500 to develop a learning kit and support school trips for Addison County students to visit the museum as part of their curriculum on the Westward movement
Yellow Barn Musicological Lecture Series, Yellow Barn Music School and Festival
$1,000 for the third annual lecture series in Putney, featuring presentations by composers and others.



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