Application period begins for 2022 Town Arts Fund grants

BRATTLEBORO — The Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) has opened the application period for the 2022 Brattleboro Town Arts Fund program. Now in its third year of providing funding for creative, community-focused projects, TAF will offer grants between $1,000 and $3,000.

Applications are due on Friday, June 10 for projects, which must take place between July and December.

The program overview and full application guidelines, including eligibility requirements and application process, can be found at

According to a news release, TAF “promotes the development and presentation of creative projects that contribute positively to the greater community and to the vibrancy and diversity of Brattleboro's arts and cultural landscape.”

The fund supports projects that “explore social and quality-of-life issues in the community, are collaborative in nature, expand accessibility and visibility for underrepresented artists and audiences, and highlight Brattleboro's unique assets and qualities.”

Over the last two years, TAF has supported a community mural, a pen-pal-your-neighbor project, a sci-fi podcast series featuring local voices, creative mutual aid projects, and performances and workshops in dance, puppetry, and visual arts, to name a few.

Continuing the policy shift ACWC made in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the organization will solicit proposals “for low-cost, short-term creative projects that aim to build connections, support, solidarity, and solace in the Brattleboro community” that are relatively small-scale, achievable within the project period.

This year's cycle raises the maximum award amount from $1,000 to $3,000.

The program is funded by the town of Brattleboro and is administered by the nonprofit ACWC. For more information, email [email protected].

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