Poetry Out Loud is Back!!

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country.

Poetry Out Loud starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to the state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals.

Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an ALL-EXPENSES-PAID trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, DC to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school receives $500 for the purchase of poetry materials. The first runner-up in each state receives $100, with $200 for their school. At the national finals, a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually. Get involved today! Contact the VI Council on the Arts at 340-774-5984


Are you a 2019 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, 2019. To turn in your Final Report Form, simply sign in to your grants account here https://vica.smapply.io/ and click on final report OR you can download the form here https://www.vicouncilonarts.org/grant-programs-services/final-report-form/ and email it to vicastt@hotmail.com



Alayna Caraballo Wins USVI Congressional Art Competition

Alanya Carabollo, a student of the St. Croix Central High School, won the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide annual art competition initiated by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.

The winning piece of art from each Congressional district is displayed in an eleven-month exhibit in the Cannon tunnel that leads into the U.S. Capitol.

The VI Council on the Arts provides funding for cash prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C. for the winner and one guardian.