hanna satterlee and delaney mcdonough voice and vessel photo by Kelly Fletcher 5661The SEED Program

Supporting Local Choreographers and Dance-makers

Now in its third year, the SEED Program is VPL's offering to help strengthen our local dance ecology. SEED is designed for Vermont-based professional artists working in dance, who are seeking to develop new small scale performance projects for regional touring. Artists selected for SEED receive a commissioning fee, a week-long residency at VPL culminating in a work-in-progress presentation of their new work, a travel stipend and housing, and project management consultations with VPL’s Director. We welcome applications for projects of any type, but this year we are especially interested in projects with a water theme, as we launch The Confluence Project, a collaborative project with an environmental focus that will develop creative avenues for community participation around the study and protection of Vermont’s watersheds. 

Announcing the 2018 SEED Program Artist: Pauline Jennings (Jericho, VT)

In addition, this year, VPL’s first ever Seedling Awards will go to Vermont artists Lida Winfield of Middlebury and Megan Buchanan of Guilford!

In 2017, VPL SEED program featured choreographer Hanna Satterlee, who developed Voice and Vessel, a new project with Delaney Delaney McDonough and Caitlin Scholl. 

In 2016, VPL SEED artists included Aretha Aoki of  Northampton, MAand choreographer, Michael Bodel, from Putney, VT.

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The 2018 SEED Program is made possible with support from the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council and VPL’s Creation Fund Donors.