Vermont Humanities

Rapid Response Grant Awards

Group on tour in snowy Burlington

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Music for Days Like This: Artists of Color 
$1000 to support the VSO’s March 27th online concert, as well as a corresponding educational webinar. The concert itself will feature music by composers of color and will integrate poetry and visual art by BIPOC artists. For more information about the event or to get tickets visit

Moore Free Library: Windham County Interlibrary Debate Club 
$1000 to Debate Club among libraries of Windham County. Participants will learn how to debate ideas in a public setting, while increasing civic engagement and civil discourse. For more information about this program visit

New Vermont International Film Foundation: Split/Screen: African American Women Filmmakers
$1000 to support their February film series Split/Screen featuring 6 films by African American Women Filmmakers and two online conversations. The online conversations with featured filmmakers Ashley O’Shay, Natasha NGaiza, and Ekwa Msangi will be made available for free on Vermont International Film Foundations website ( The film screenings are ticketed. To purchase tickets or passes visit

Vermont Humanities*** December 21, 2020