Donor Name: Vermont Arts Council
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $4,000
Grant Duration: 8 months
Priority is given to projects led by Vermont artists. Applicants may engage artists on the Council’s Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster. These are experienced teaching artists that have trained with Lifetime Arts to design creative aging programs that include skill-based instructional lessons and intentional social engagement opportunities. Applicants may submit proposals for projects led by teaching artists not on the roster. Teaching artist fees vary from artist to artist.
Example projects may include:
- hiring a teaching artist to lead a series of photography workshops in an assisted living facility culminating in a community exhibit
- hiring a teaching artist to lead remote workshops for older adults in their homes, supplying materials, providing opportunities for social engagement, and giving support to caregivers
- hiring teaching artists or mentors to work with older adults to capture and/or create a series stories or poems through a partnership with an agency serving older adults
Organizations may apply for up to $4,000 to support activities designed for older adults aged 60+ led by experienced teaching artists. Fundable project activities take place between January 1, 2023, and August 31, 2023.
Vermont nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, agencies of state government, counties, and municipalities are eligible to apply. This includes arts organizations, senior centers, and area agencies on aging. Collaborations with or among such organizations are welcomed.
Who May Not Apply
- Organizations with outstanding or incomplete reporting for any Vermont Arts Council grant
For more information, visit Vermont Arts Council.