NATIONAL WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MONTH

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold on August 26, 2020 as part of the nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”

Join us as we celebrate this milestone of American democracy in the official suffrage colors — from state capitols to skyscrapers to bridges to city halls!

https://www.womensvote100.org/forwardintolight

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.

Now Accepting Annual Grant Applications

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts is currently accepting grant applications for the 2021 grant cycle. Please note that all Grant Applications will now be submitted online HERE. Applicants must register online, complete the selected application and upload all supporting documents on or before the deadline date of August 31, 2020.

CARES Emergency Relief Grant

VICA has awarded $192,500 in emergency funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its related effects through the CARES Act. A total of 12 arts and cultural organizations and 15 USVI artists were funded. These funds were awarded to provide short term financial relief to those in the arts, cultural, and creative industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply Workshop

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts is currently accepting grant applications for the 2021 grant cycle. Please note that all 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, 2020.
Take a look at the upcoming “How to Apply” workshop dates! 

These are the winners for the 2020 Congressional Arts Competition!!! 🎨

We would like to thank Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and her staff for making this competition possible, the amazing art teachers that assisted along the way and our judges: Jasmine Lindquist, Iria Stiles and Jannet Prosper!

Poetry Out Loud – 2020 Champion

These are the winners of the 2020 V.I. Poetry Out Loud Territorial Finals!!!!

*1st places goes out to ANGELICA STERLING of the St. Thomas/St. John Seventh-day Adventist School!! Angelica will receive a $700 cash prize & her school will receive $500 for the purchase of poetry materials!

*2nd place goes out to ANIKA HAHNFELD of Antilles School!! Anika will receive a $400 cash prize & her school will receive $200 for the purchase of poetry materials!

*3rd place goes out to JEDELL TITUS of the Free Will Baptist School!! Jedell will receive a $200 cash prize.

Our top 5 competitors we’re Shana Sargeant, Angelica Sterling, Jedell Titus, Anika Hahnfeld &
Vivian Morris.

Please visit our facebook page to view some of the winning recitations.