Arts organizations receive grants

Four Windham County arts organizations are among the recipients of 12 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants totaling $217,000 to Vermont arts and cultural organizations and individuals, including two fellowships to Vermont authors.

The Vermont awards are part of more than $32 million in recommended NEA grants to organizations in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions.

"We are grateful to the NEA for its continued support of and investment in the nation's arts and cultural ecosystem, and we congratulate the 12 recipients who were recognized by the NEA for their outstanding work," said Vermont Arts Council Executive Director Susan Evans McClure.

The local recipients are:

• Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, $10,000, to support a collaborative art project inspired by a contemporary art exhibition.

• New England Center for Circus Arts, $15,000, to support the creation and touring of circus shows.

• Retreat Farm, $10,000, to support a free outdoor summer concert series in rural Vermont.

• Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research, $25,000, to support the Puppets in the Green Mountains theater festival.

For more information on the projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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