Vermont Humanities

Project Grant Awards

Fall 2021 Project Grant Recipients
Group on tour in snowy Burlington

Art in the Neighborhood

Image to Page II: Art, Poetry, and Books
$3000 to provide students at three Brattleboro low-income housing communities access to interactive art and poetry classes.

Big Heavy World

Mobile Exhibits with Interpretive Language and Audio for Big Joe Burrell’s Engraved Alto Saxophone and the 2000 Lane Series Commemorative Quilt
$5000 to circulate visual and audio interpretation of two unique cultural artifacts to Vermont’s libraries and historical societies.

The Center For Cartoon Studies

How We Read, A Graphic Guide To Literacy
White River Junction
$5000 to print and distribute a comic to schools and literacy organizations throughout Vermont to help kids experience the joy of reading and overcome the stigma of struggling to read.

The Current

Catherine Opie Exhibition Event Series
$4000 to present a virtual lecture, artist talk, and panel discussion in connection with an exhibition of landscape photos.

Epsilon Spires

Multidisciplinary Salon Series Connecting Artists of Color in New England
, VT
$5000 for Epsilon Spires and Shanta Lee Gander to organize a multidisciplinary salon for artists of color in the Northeast to connect and collaborate through different mediums of expression.

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum

Lifelong Learning at the Crossroads of History
$2500 to add a free facilitated community book discussion group to the museum’s Lifelong Learning program.

Get Thee to the Funnery

“What’s Past is Prologue”
$5000 for Get Thee to the Funnery and the Simpson Library to unearth, study, and exhibit historic material showing how the community has been strengthened by two long-standing Shakespeare programs

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Racism in America Forum
$5000 to produce up to 14 Racism in America forums focusing on Vermont and largely featuring BIPOC Vermonters as panelists, to be broadcast on 49 community TV stations.

Historic New England

More than a Market: Finding Community in Local Markets of Burlington and Winooski, Vermont
, MA
$2000 to develop a web app, walking tour, and exhibit to share immigrant and refugee experiences through the lens of past and present-day local markets operated by new Americans.

Inclusive Arts Vermont

“Masked” Virtual Artist Talk Series
Essex Junction
$5000 to host a monthly series of virtual talks featuring artists from the “Masked” exhibition, which highlights visual artwork by Vermont artists with disabilities.

The Lafayette Trail, Inc.

Follow The Frenchmen to Vermont
, MD
$5000 to produce a Follow The Frenchmen episode that will tell the story of Lafayette’s visit to Vermont in June 1825 and describe how it intersects with the French background of the state.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Clean Water Conversations: The Clean Water Act at 50
$5000 to host a series of public conversations with experts, practitioners, and historians that examines the impact of the Clean Water Act.

Lost Nation Theater

“How One Dreams: A Storytelling Gathering”
$5000 for a three-week series of performances, facilitated discussions, readings, and open mic events celebrating Abenaki culture.

Next Stage Arts Project

Historical Stories: Accessible For All
$2500 to integrate historical photos, recorded audio, and video into a electronic book for the Next Stage Community Room and website.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Do You Have a Book in You? So You Have a Manuscript, Now What?
St. Johnsbury
$2000 for a series of discussions led by Vermont authors to help writers think about their audience, what resources they need to move their project along, and to consider the current publishing world.

UVM Center for Research on Vermont

Local Democracy Project
$5000 to create a dedicated student reporter role to cover humanities, culture, and politics for independent news outlets in underserved Vermont communities.

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

Two-Eyed Seeing: Bringing Together Abenaki and Archaeological Perspectives in N’Dakinna (Our Homeland)
$5000 for a group of Abenaki culture bearers, educators, and scholars to work with archaeologists to compare perspectives on up to three archaeological sites and present a public program.

Vermont Granite Museum of Barre

Museum Path Interpretative Signage
$2500 for the fabrication and installation of interpretative signage along a new path on the museum’s property, once the Jones Brothers Company granite manufacturing facility.

Vermont Humanities*** November 26, 2014