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The Vermont Studio Center Announces the Brown Foundation Awards for Texas Artists & Writers
The Vermont Studio Center, the international creative community located in the heart of the Green Mountains in Johnson, Vermont, USA, announces the Brown Foundation Awards to fund four-week Residencies for three outstanding Visual Artists and Writers from Texas.
The Fellowship will provide 3 outstanding Texas artists and writers with 4-week VSC Residencies in 2007/08, including ample studio space, comfortable housing, 3 meals daily, as well as access to the 6 distinguished Visiting Painters, Sculptors and Writers who are in residence each month.
A Vermont Studio Center Residency is an ideal opportunity for fruitful interaction with American and international professional peers in a non-competitive, supportive environment. The Brown Foundation awards continue a well-established tradition at VSC of offering cultural exchange opportunities for national and international artists. VSC has other ongoing national Residency programs for artists and writers from New England, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin, as well as Residency Fellowships for Native American artists and writers. In addition, VSC has international Residency Programs for artists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, Cuba, Latin America, and Mexico.
The Brown Foundation, in Houston, Texas, was established in 1951 by Margarett and Herman Brown and Alice and George R. Brown as a nonprofit charitable foundation. All funds donated to the foundation and income generated from these funds is used for public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement, and assistance to the arts and education. Since its inception, the Brown Foundation has awarded grants in excess of $185 million to artistic, educational, medical, and other charitable organizations.
The deadline for all applications is June 15, 2007. Please call Kate Westcott, VSC Receptionist, for more information (802) 635-2727, or visit our Web site (www.vermontstudiocenter.org) for detailed application procedures.