Dorset Theatre Festival Receives VT Community Foundation Grant

DTF recently received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation's Small and Inspiring Grant Program. The grant will help further DTF's mission of engaging students and families in the Vermont Arts community.

"Dorset Theatre Festival is excited to continue our commitment to arts education in the region with help from the Vermont Community Foundation," says Artistic Director Dina Janis. "We believe in the vital importance of introducing students to the arts, and encouraging them to think creatively."

The Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Program provides a series of free workshops in area schools where students are encouraged to create their own original theatrical works, examples of which are selected for special presentation at the Dorset Theatre Festival as part of the summer season.

Through its Small and Inspiring grants program, the Community Foundation hopes to help foster the spark and hope that keeps Vermonters healthy and happy by finding and supporting projects where a small grant can make a big difference.

The Dorset Theatre Festival is a major player in the arena of world-class summer theatre. From June to September, the Festival mounts five Main Stage productions drawing from some of this country's most talented playwrights, actors and directors. DTF is also garnering accolades for its commitment to new play development and is proud to encourage a new generation of playwrights to test their voices in Vermont. For more information visit or call 802-867-2223.

The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont's non-profit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community. Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information.

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