Grants 2011

Last Updated 2/6/2012 3:31:37 PM

Humanities Grants Awards 2011

VHC Awarded $34,500 to Twenty-One Organizations

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

Academic Speakers Series, Landmark College
$1,000 to support a lecture series designed to bring humanities speakers to campus and foster connections with the broader community.
Brattleboro Literary Festival, Building a Better Brattleboro
$2,000 for the tenth annual festival.
Burlington Book Festival
$2,000 to support the seventh annual festival.
Community Cinema: Independent Lens Film Series, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
$500 to support a monthly PBS Independent Lens film screening for the general public followed by a lecture or panel discussion.
Exploring Calvin Coolidge’s Plymouth Notch with the Questions of a Historian and the
Eyes of an Artist, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
$600 for workshops exploring the life and environment of Calvin Coolidge.
15th Green Mountain Film Festival, Focus on Film, Montpelier
$4,200 to support the 15th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival.
The Haven Project, Johnson State College
$3,000 to support the development of a virtual museum and web-based curriculum for Vermont educators to use in teaching Vermont indigenous history and archeology/material culture studies.
Life in Orange County, Johnson State College
$1,000 to support the latest video in a series documenting each county in Vermont through oral histories and photographs.
Lifelong Learning Music Series, South Burlington Community Library
$450 for six workshops exploring the music of various composers, led by music instructor Lois Price.
Little Jerusalem, Vermont Public Television
$2,000 to support a documentary film exploring the history and lives of non-English speaking Jewish Vermonters from the late 1800s to the 1940s. The project will also feature a website, lecture series, and partnerships with public schools.
Media Mentoring Project, Vermont Independent Media
$500 to support a series of workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as the general public aimed at expanding media literacy skills.
Monkton Yore, The Willowell Foundation
$500 to support an interdisciplinary, intergenerational educational collaboration between the Monkton School, the Monkton Historical Society, and the Willowell Foundation exploring the connections between history and art.
The Monumental Artwork in Vermont Marble, Chaffee Art Center
$750 to support an exhibition and related lectures on the history of the Vermont marble industry.
The Old Labor Hall, Barre Historical Society
$1,500 to help document, exhibit, and teach the history of this National Historic Landmark.
Peacham in the Civil War, Peacham Historical Association
$1,500 to support a three-part project in Peacham to document, exhibit, and share the Civil War history of the town.
PoemCity 2012, Kellogg-Hubbard Library
$2,500 to support a celebration of National Poetry month, including author visits, poetry readings, a poetry slam, films, and poems on display in Montpelier.
Porter Thayer Digitization Project, Brooks Memorial Library
$2,000 to support the digitization of 1,300 photographs by Vermont photographer Porter Thayer to make them available to the public through a digital library.
The Revealed Series, Northern Stage Company
$500 to support a series of expert-led lecture and discussion sessions following productions of Madame Butterfly and Red.
Tropical Storm Irene Oral History Project, Vermont Folklife Center
$2,000 for the collection and documentation of oral histories from Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
Voices and Visions of Park-McCullough, Park-McCullough House Association
$2,000 to create an audio recording using archived collections of letters, diaries, and speeches associated with residents of the Park McCullough House to accompany visitors as they tour the historic home.
VSC Learning in Art & Culture Teacher Fellowships, Vermont Studio Center
$2,000 to support a program providing artist residencies for Vermont art and writing teachers.
War of 1812 Project, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
$2,000 to support curriculum development related to the War of 1812.


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