Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals!

Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals: Sunday, May 2, 2021 beginning at 12pm ET

Recitations from all 55 students will be broadcast through three regional semifinals, and will include the announcement of the top nine students (three from each region) who will advance in the competition.

Beginning at 12pm ET: Semifinal, Region 1—East Central and Northeast
MD, NJ, NC, ME, NH, WV, CT, MA, DE, USVI, VA, VT, OH, DC, SC, PA, RI, NY

Beginning at 3pm ET: Semifinal, Region 2—Midwest and South Central
MI, TN, OK, LA, PR, FL, IN, AL, GA, MS, WI, KY, NE, IL, AR, KS, IA, MO

Beginning at 6pm ET: Semifinal, Region 3—Upper Northwest and West
ID, NV, SD, AK, WA, MN, AS, CA, UT, AZ, MT, OR, GU, CO, ND, WY, HI, TX, NM

Poetry Out Loud National Finals: Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm ET

Hosted by actor and writer Shaun Taylor-Corbett, the national finals broadcast will feature pre-recorded recitations, live interviews with the top nine finalists, and the live announcement of the 2021 Poetry Out Loud National Champion.

Calling all high school songwriters!

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge logo

Calling all high school songwriters!

The National Endowment for the Arts is now accepting submissions to the 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals. for high school students w/ a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater work. Submit by May 17, 2021.

Get the details: American Theatre Wing – (secure-platform.com)

Dorsch After Dark

Dorsch After Dark

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts presents “ Dorsch After Dark”. Our monthly event aims to highlight and celebrate our local art and talent in St. Croix from the comfort of our beautiful Frederiksted town!

Come out and join us for a night of art, fashion, poetry, and music, followed by a Q&A panel with our featured artists!

For more information please call 340-773-3075.

Special Presenter Initiatives Program

Now Accepting Applications!

Special Presenter Initiatives support the presentation of professional performing artists in all disciplines at venues, cultural series, and festivals in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia.
Nonprofit presenters in DC, DE, and WV can request up to $2,000 of fee subsidy support, and up to $5,000 for presenters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus additional support to cover project expenses. Proposed artists can be from anywhere worldwide.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021 for projects taking place between September 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

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

(UVICELL) SURVEY

The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVICELL) is conducting a Feasibility Study for the development of a museum, theater, and an arts and technology center in the United States Virgin Islands.
The survey aims to provide relevant information that would help to guide the future of these activities and their importance to the economy of the Territory. Below are the two survey links, for the general public and artists/practitioners. Kindly select the survey that applies most to you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DaraMonifah Cooper
340.643.6863 Call/Text/WhatsApp.

General Public Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4General-Public

Artists/Practitioners Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Artists-Practitioners

Final Reports – DUE

Are you a 2020 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, 2020. 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.