Nine Vermont cultural organizations receive national grants

first_imgCommunity Engagement Lab, Montpelier, $50,000 Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, $50,000 Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, $97,017 for “Listening in Place: COVID-19 Archival Outreach Project” Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset, $50,000 Yellow Barn, Putney, $50,000 Weston Playhouse Theatre, Weston, $50,000The NEH Vermont grantees are:Vermont Historical Society, Barre, $133,512 for “Preserving and Expanding Access to Vermont’s History University of Vermont, Burlington, $69,263 for “Virtual Visitor Engagement at the Fleming Museum of Art” Vermont Business Magazine The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced nine Vermont arts and cultural organizations will receive $629,154 in highly competitive direct grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.The NEA reviewed more than 3,110 eligible CARES Act applications from across the US, requesting approximately $157 million and were able to support 855 projects, with funds for direct grants totaling approximately $44.5 million.The NEH received more than 2,300 eligible applications from cultural organizations requesting more than $370 million and were able to support 317 projects, with funds for direct grants totaling approximately $40.3 million.The NEA Vermont grantees are:Kingdom County Productions, Barnet, $50,000 Sheldon Art Museum Archaeological and Historical Society, Middlebury, $29,362 for “Archives Alive: Building Primary Source Collections During COVID-19″We know the competition for federal funds is always stiff, but especially now when the arts and culture sector is struggling,” said Vermont Arts Council Executive Director Karen Mittelman. “These grants to ten Vermont organizations recognize the incredible value of creativity and artistic practice in the midst of the pandemic, and the vitality that arts organizations bring to our communities. We’re proud to work in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to support Vermont’s cultural landscape, and to ensure access to the arts for everyone across our state.”“We’re pleased that in giving these awards, the NEH highlighted the importance of museums, historical societies, and other humanities organizations to the cultural fabric of Vermont,” said Tess Taylor, Director of Programs at Vermont Humanities. “The projects of these four organizations will not only preserve our history, but help us make sense of our present moment.”The Vermont Arts Council envisions a Vermont where all people have access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individuals, connects us more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. Since 1965, the Council has been the state’s primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. Learn more at is external)About Vermont HumanitiesA statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1974, Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Learn more at is external)Source: MONTPELIER, VT—The National Endowment for the Arts 7.2.2020last_img read more

Plaza Companies Seeing Strong 2013 Thanks To Expanded Brokerage Services Team, New Properties

first_imgPlaza Companies is capitalizing on its expanded Brokerage Services Team and a significant expansion of its medical office and commercial portfolio by posting strong numbers for 2013 so far.The company’s Brokerage Services team has closed leasing deals comprising 155,220 total SF so far in 2013, a strong showing despite continued challenges in the commercial and medical real estate markets. The total value of the transactions so far in 2013 is $12.5M.The primary focus of Plaza’s leasing activity was medical office space, but the company also expanded its business development in commercial office, research and biotechnology and other key sectors.The company also added several major properties to its leasing and property management portfolio, including 900,000 SF in new listings in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and the West Valley.The strong numbers are a direct result of the expansion several months ago of Plaza’s Brokerage Services Team, which includes by Megan Sherwood, Executive Vice President; Aaron Kuhl, Senior Vice President; Perry Gabuzzi, Michael Morton, Howard Schwiebert and Margaret Lloyd, all Vice Presidents; and Daniel Schwiebert, Associate. This team procured $3.5M in lease deals in July alone.“We are pleased with the results we have achieved so far in 2013 thanks to the expanded Plaza brokerage team and the synergy and bench strength they have created,” said Sharon Harper, President and CEO of Plaza Companies. “Their work as a team has positively impacted all of our listings, increased the number of inquiries into our portfolio substantially, and created a significant amount of leasing momentum.”The year so far has been highlighted by the addition of more than two dozen new properties to the Plaza portfolio, which has expanded the company’s reach dramatically. Some of the more significant leasing transactions so far this year include:>> A new lease with Dr. Nandidi Sharma to expand her practice to Rancho Santa Fe Center in Avondale. Megan Sherwood and Perry Gabuzzi oversaw the transaction for Plaza Companies.>> Naturopathic Health Associates expanded into new space at The Park on Camelback. Aaron Kuhl and Michael Morton handled the transaction for Plaza Companies.>> Dr. James and Vicki Sherman sold their building at San Rafael Medical Center in Tucson to Jorge Alvarez, DDS. Howard Schwiebert oversaw the transaction for Plaza Companies.>> Heart and Vascular Center signed a new lease at Banner Estrella Medical Plaza. Margaret Lloyd handled the transaction for Plaza Companies.Plaza also continues to enjoy strong occupancy at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Center, which is being developed by Plaza and leased by Lee & Associates. Construction is scheduled to begin soon on the third commercial office building at SkySong.“We believe the company is well positioned for the future and prepared to take advantage of the recovery in the medical office and commercial markets,” Harper said. “We are proud of the team that has been assembled at Plaza Companies and their capabilities in serving our property owners, tenants and business partners.”last_img read more

Neymar with a big blunder after the defeat by Bayern –…

first_imgParis Saint-Germain striker Neymar was very upset after losing the Champions League final last night. The Brazilian cried on the field, but later found the strength to congratulate the Bavarians on their success. Neymar posted a post on Twitter, but instead of Bayern, Bayer wrote.“Losses are part of the sport. We worked hard and fought to the end. Thank you to each of you for your support. Congratulations to Bayer,” Neymar wrote.Losing is part of the sport, we try everything, we fight until the end. Thanks for the support and affection of each one of you 🙏🏽 and CONGRATULATIONS to BAYER 👏🏽– Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 23, 2020Bayer Leverkusen immediately responded to Neymar’s confusion with a joking response.“Thank you, Neymar! But unfortunately it wasn’t us,” they wrote with a sense of humor in the aspirin’s profile.thank you, but again, unfortunately that was not us 😂– Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@ bayer04_en) August 23, 2020Bayer Leverkusen has never won the Champions League. With Dimitar Berbatov in its composition, the team reached the final in 2002, but lost 1: 2 to Real Madrid. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more