Dorsch After Dark- POSTPONED

 

The August 3rd, 2021 Dorsch After Dark exhibit has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 guidelines. The exhibit will be rescheduled at a later date. For any questions please contact VICA at 340-773-3075.

How to Apply Workshops

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) in partnership with the Department of Property and Procurement is conducting a series of “How to Apply” workshops for the August 31st, 2021, grant deadline. Information on obtaining a DUNS number, SAM.gov registration, budget development and writing a good grant narrative will be discussed. First time applicants are encouraged to attend.
Workshops will take place on July 30th and August 20th, 2021 virtually via Facebook live (VI Council on the Arts) at 5:30 p.m. Attendance to both sessions are not required. For more information, contact VICA at 340-774-5984 (STT) or 340-773-3075 (STX).

Annual Artistic Grants- Now Available!

 

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts is currently accepting grant applications for the 2022 grant cycle. Please note that all Grant Applications will now be submitted online at http://www.vicouncilonarts.org/grant-pro…/grant-application/. Applicants must register online, complete the selected application and upload all supporting documents on or before the deadline date of August 31, 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 https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html# and be registered on https://sam.gov/content/home All grants must be matched with a combination of cash and in-kind services.
 
Eligible individuals can receive up to $7,000 and non-profit organizations up to $15,000. For additional information visit https://www.vicouncilonarts.org/ or call 340-774-5984 or 340-773-3075.

VI COUNCIL ON THE ARTS ANNOUNCES GRANT INCREASE

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 vicouncilonarts.org 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 sam.gov. 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 https://www.vicouncilonarts.org/ 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 https://vica.smapply.io/ and click on final report.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR REPORT WILL JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FUNDING.

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