Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Monday that Vermont has been awarded $377,564 in historic preservation grants. The grants will help the state preserve and protect its historic sites.
Arts & Culture
'Our Town' grants of $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts will help Rutland and Brattleboro communities make the arts a central part of their local landscapes.
State grants totaling $222,424 to help restore and repair historic barns have been awarded to more than a dozen Vermont farms today at the Statehouse.
The vote to decide Burlington’s next mayor is around the corner and among all the debates and public appearances the three candidates have been involved in, they haven’t had much chance to talk about the role of the arts in the city’s quality of life. That changed when three candidates held a discussion on local, creative community at the FlynnSpace.
The State of Vermont is awarding $57,000 in grant funding to nine communities dedicated to local historic preservation and restoration efforts. Twelve applications were awarded funding for the current fiscal year.
Saxtons River was one of six Vermont villages and towns selected on Wednesday to receive money from the state and other sources to support local projects. According to the governor's office, the village was allotted $300,000 out of $2.2 million in Vermont Community Development Program funding for affordable housing, economic development, and maintenance.
Have you ever walked through City Hall Park in Burlington and thought, This place is nice and all, but it could really use some more public art. Or maybe regular circus performances, or a public garden? Now's your chance to voice your opinion; Burlington City Arts just received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to completely re-envision the park — and it wants to hear your ideas.
There is a mystery about the Shelburne Museum. And you could easily spend a day here, just south of Burlington, walking around its 45 acres, amazed, awed and amused, and still not figure it out.Link to full article
For all its distance from major population centers, the Kingdom more than holds its own when it comes to offering artistic attractions and participatory experiences.Link to full article
A vote early Saturday by the U.S. House to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting doesn't spell the end to that subsidy, because this is just the first salvo in a congressional budget battle that will play out in the coming weeks.Link to full article
Main Street Landing commissioned Doug Hoffer to provide a study that looks at the Economic Footprint of the Arts in Vermont. The study shows that the arts generate over $443 million a year in Vermont.Download and read the PDF
Megan Smith, Vermont's new commissioner of tourism and marketing, envisions well-paying, year-round jobs for all Vermonters. The former Mendon state representative was appointed to the post by Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin on Tuesday afternoon, with a crowd of about a dozen family, friends and local tourism experts at the Chaffee Arts Center in Rutland.