Applications sought for 2023 Town Arts Fund grants

BRATTLEBORO — The Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) has opened the application period for the 2023 Brattleboro Town Arts Fund (TAF) program. Now in its fourth year, the TAF program will offer grants between $1,000 and $3,000 dollars for creative, community-focused projects.

Projects must take place between May 2023 and April 2024. Applications are due by March 31. The program overview and application guidelines can be found at

TAF's mission is to promote 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.

This year's application cycle will continue the shift ACWC made in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 crisis by soliciting proposals for low-cost creative projects that aim to build connections and share joy, solidarity, and solace in the Brattleboro community.

Projects of interest will 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.

Past TAF projects include a young filmmaker's apprenticeship, community mural projects, a Tai Chi and Chinese cooking class series, Brattleboro Flea, Sonic Blanket, creative mutual aid projects, and multidisciplinary performances and workshops in dance, puppetry, and visual arts, to name a few.

Over the past three years, TAF has received more than 90 grant applications and funded 32 creative initiatives, representing a wide range of local artists, organizations, projects, and creative potential.

With a maximum award of $3,000, the program seeks proposals for projects that are relatively small-scale and achievable within the project period.

For those interested in learning more about the TAF application process, eligibility, and other questions, ACWC will host “TAF Open Hours” at Patio Coffee, 139 Main Street, on Wednesday, March 15, from noon to 1 p.m. and Friday, March 17, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Program updates are available on the ACWC website and will be shared on ACWC's Facebook and Instagram pages. For questions, email [email protected].

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