Priority will be given to proposals that serve the maximum number of community members in the five-town area. In any given year, 5TFA will seek to fund a group of proposals that serves diverse populations and purposes. We especially encourage applications for programs that will engage preschool and elementary students in the arts.
Include a 2-4 page (maximum) narrative describing the project and includes the following: whether this is a new, expanded or improved project; specific action steps and timeline related to the project; an overall budget and specific funding request to Friends of the Arts, including other sources of funding and indicating whether funds are already secured or being sought; a brief statement explaining how you will determine the success of the project.
5TFA Community Grants Program Overview
Five Town Friends of the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated
to enriching the lives of Bristol, New Haven, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln area residents by providing opportunities for all community members to participate in and appreciate the arts and cultural heritage of our region.
5 TOWN FRIENDS OF THE ARTS 25 Main Street Bristol, VT 05443 FiveTownFOA@gmail.com
To further its mission, 5TFA maintains a Community Grants Program to support fine and performing arts education, fine and performing arts events for the community, and projects or activities designed to promote understanding of and appreciation for our local cultural heritage.
5TFA allocates well over fifty percent of annual proceeds from fundraising to the Community Grants Program. Grant proposals can be submitted by individuals, schools or organizations, and are reviewed on a regular basis in March and October of each year. Grant awards typically range from $250 to $750. Because 5TFA sometimes receives more requests than can be funded, partial funding is often awarded.