“Frederiksted” Art Exhibition

Frederiksted comes to Charlotte Amalie!! Stop by and view our photographic exhibit of historic Frederiksted.
The exhibit opens Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm until May 26th. For more information please contact us at 340-774-5984.

Tye Dye with Caryl Johnson

The VI Council on the Arts is excited to launch our fourth workshop for older Virgin Islanders; Tye Dye with Caryl Johnson! Join us on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at 10 am OR 6pm.

Call 340-774-5984 or 340-773-3075 to reserve your kit!!

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!


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.


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!