How to Apply Workshop

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts is conducting a series of How of Apply Workshops for the 2023 grant cycle! First time applicants are encouraged to attend. To register please call 340-774-5984.


The 2022 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Virtual Retreat brings together arts education professionals from across the Mid-Atlantic region to build and strengthen a regional network of highly qualified teaching artists. Intended for teaching artists of all experience levels working in school and community settings, this retreat is designed to:
*Support teaching artists holistically, sustaining both the profession (entrepreneur) and the person (discipline expertise)
*Expand the arts education landscape to include more representation of rural, urban, suburban locations, in-school and out-of-school experiences, and diverse communities
*Support teaching artists in developing high quality arts education delivery
*Expand on the learnings of the 2018 and 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Retreat
*Connect teaching artists with colleagues across the Mid-Atlantic region

Annual Artistic Grants- Now Available!


The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts is currently accepting grant applications for the 2023 grant cycle. Please note that all grant applications will now be submitted online at…/grant-application/. Applicants must register online, complete the selected application and upload all supporting documents on or before the deadline date of August 31, 2022.Eligible individuals can receive up to $7,000 and non-profit organizations up to $15,000.
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. Grants must be matched with a combination of cash and in-kind services. All applicants must have an active Unique Entity ID (generated by and be registered on
On April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier used across the federal government changed from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID (a DUNS number is no longer required).
 For additional information please call 340-774-5984 or 340-773-3075.

Final Reports – DUE

Are you a 2022 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, 2022. To turn in your Final Report Form, simply sign in to your grants account here and click on final report.


V.I. winners of the 40th Congressional Art Competition

Out of 21 entries, young artist Savannah Woodson Reeves was named the first-place winner of the Congressional Institute’s annual art competition for the Virgin Islands district.Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

To read more about the this years competition, check out this news article by The Daily News

Poetry Out Loud – 2022 Territorial Competition

These are the winners from the 2022 V.I. Poetry Out Loud Territorial Finals Competition!! 🎤
*In first place representing All Saints Cathedral School; Makeda-Elizabeth Cabey! (middle)
*In second place representing the St. Croix Seventh-Day Adventist School ; RoyAnn Blossom Philbert! (left)
*In third place representing the Good Hope Country Day School; Jaden Gonzalez! (right)
Makeda will advance to the National Finals in Washington D.C. (which will be held virtually this year) where she has the chance to compete for a national prize of $20,000!