The Made in the USVI Pop-Up Shop is coming back!!

The Made in the USVI Pop-Up Shop is coming back!!We are currently seeking local vendors to join us for the holiday season.
Local Crafts
Traditional Gifts
For more information please contact us at 340-774-5984

National Arts & Humanities Month – Ink For The Arts

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) — a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Each year since 1993, NAHM has helped give millions of Americans the opportunity to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and has encouraged them to begin a lifelong habit of active participation.

#SupportTheArts is a social media campaign designed to promote awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month. On October 22nd snap a photo of yourself featuring your #SupportTheArts tattoo and share it on social media!

Order your tattoo here , or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
VI Council on the Arts
5070 Norre Gade, Ste. 1
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Free pickup options are available at both STT & STX VICA offices from 9am-5pm Monday- Friday.


The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) has increased their grant funding amounts effective immediately for the 2022 Annual Grant cycle. The Annual Grant provides artistic support to Virgin Island artists and non-profit art organizations. VICA has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to provide General Operating Support, Project Support, Arts in Education Support, and Arts in Underserved Communities Support.
• General Operating Support has increased from $10,000 to $15,000.
• Project Support has increased from $5,000 to $7,000.
• Arts in Education Support and Arts in Underserved Communities Support have increased from $3,000 to $5,000.
Annual Grant applications are now open online at until August 31st, 2021. Eligible individuals and organizations include those whose programming are V.I. based and those who have been in existence in the V.I. for a minimum of two years. All applicants must have an active DUNS number registered on All grants must be matched with a combination of cash and in-kind services. Mini grants have also increased from $1,000 to $2,500 as well as Technical Assistance grants from $1,000 to $2,500. For additional information visit or call 340-774-5984 or 340-773-3075

Final Reports – DUE

Are you a 2021 VICA grant award recipient?

As part of the grant award criteria you are required to submit a Final Report Form to the Council along with your receipts or/and cancelled checks and other documentation of completion of your project (i.e. copies of CDs, program/booklets, flyers, press releases, pictures etc.) on or before August 1, 2021. To turn in your Final Report Form, simply sign in to your grants account here and click on final report.


Official USVI Madras Fabric


On Saturday June 5th the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts unveiled the official Virgin Islands of the United States Madras fabric to the public at the Frederick Dorsch Cultural Center in Frederiksted.
The official madras fabric was established by Act No. 8424 (BILL NO. 33-0226). This Act amended the Virgin Islands Code Title 1, Chapter 7 to establish the official Madras of the Virgin Islands of the United States.

Congressional Art Competition


Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition, Deonna Gumbs from the STX Central High School!!
Also, a special shout out to all the students who participated, including our 2nd Place Winner, Deja Simon from the VI Montessori School & Peter Gruber Academy in STT, and our 3rd Place Winner, Carlan Joseph from the STX Educational Complex!

Poetry Out Loud – 2021 Territorial Competition

These are the winners from the 2021 (virtual) Virgin Islands Poetry Out Loud Territorial Competition!! 🎤

In first place representing Antilles School; Kaden Hughes!
In second place representing Montessori School; De’Vanese John-Baptiste!
In third place representing the St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School; RoyAnn Blossom Philbert
Thank you to our judges Ian Turnbull, Emannella Perez-Cassius, Dezyha Todman & Amy Rose Herrick!
Kaden will advance to the National Finals in Washington D.C where he has the chance to compete for a national prize of $20,000!
View the competition here VICA on Vimeo