Vermont Arts Council

Grants of up to $2,000 to Vermont individual artists for professional development activities. Funding is intended to support career-building efforts. Priority will be given to first-time grant recipients and to proposals for rare or unique opportunities. Eligible artistic disciplines include visual arts, crafts, performing arts (including music), literary arts, multidisciplinary arts, and media and design arts.
Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers. Grants can fund activities that enhance the mastery of an artist’s craft or skills, activities that increase the viability of an artist’s business.  Funding may also support aspects of the creation of new work when the activity allows the grantee to accept a rare and important opportunity.
Eligible expenses for such activities include, but are not limited to:Advanced study of technique or practice with a mentorAttending a professional conference to build business or artistic skills or knowledgeContracting professional services including photographic documentation of work, contract preparation or business incorporation, creation of accounting systems, developing e-commerce on a website, creation of marketing materials, etc.Marketing, planning, purchasing some materials, or renting studio

space (outside of your own home) to create new exhibitions or performances 
Travel within the United States

http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants-and-services/artists/artist-development

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