Sincere thanks to the Vermont Arts Council
I’m happy to announce that I was recently chosen by the Vermont Arts Council to receive a Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief grant. The program offers grants up to $500.00 to artists who have lost income due to coronavirus-related job and/or gig cancellations.
I had a number of workshops and classes cancelled through the summer, including a return to the Morgan Conservatory.
The loss of these engagements is heartbreaking to me as I’m someone who not only enjoys teaching, but also loves interacting with and learning from students.
And I know I’m not alone in feeling the loss. This is happening not just in Vermont, but all over the world. If you’re an artist, do check with your local/state arts council to see if there are opportunities for emergency funding.
The Arts Council received 183 applications in the week after the fund opened, granting $64,435.00 to Vermont-based artists. A second round is now in the works thanks to funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Once again, my heartfelt thanks go to the Vermont Arts Council for their financial assistance. If you’d like to donate to Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief, you can do so on the Council’s website.