Arts & Culture
Vandalia Arts Program
In 2020, The Vandalia Arts Program was formed by combining The Vandalia Cultural Arts Program and The Public Arts in Vandalia Program. This action combined the activities, programs, and Funds along with the Committee Members to form the Vandalia Arts Council.
This fund as part of the Vandalia-Butler Foundation shall be for the exclusive benefit of the citizens of the City of Vandalia by providing revenue to support artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances, and organizations, including but not limited to, programs that enhance neighborhoods and urban environments in the City through installation and maintenance of permanent or temporary works of art and providing for other related purposes as determined by the Advisory Council.
Arts & Culture Annual Events
- Annual Vandalia Arts Grant Program
- Municipal Building Exhibits
- Annual “Art Parked” Sculpture Exhibit at the Vandalia Art Park
- Annual “Images” Exhibit at the Vandalia Art Park
Art Program Grant Application
To be eligible for 2021 grants, artistic endeavors must take place between July 1 of the current year and June 30 of the following year, and the sponsoring organization must be non-profit and hold 501c3 tax-exempt status or work through a 501c3organization. In awarding grants, the Vandalia Cultural Arts Committee emphasizes the proposed projects’ specific impact on Vandalia. Sponsoring organizations must be non-profit.
Grant applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at the Vandalia Municipal Building or View Art Program Grant Application (PDF). The deadline for submission of applications is February 26 at 5 pm.
Up to $7,500 will be available for grants for 2021. Individual grant size will depend on the number of applications.
|2020||$1,000||Muse Machine Musical Annual Production|
|2019||$800||Vandalia Youth Theater|
|2019||$500||Muse Machine Annual Production|
|2018||$3,500||Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm/Chris Rowlands Mural Project at Demmitt Elementary|
|2018||$1,200||Demmitt Elementary School / Muse Machine Residency|
|2018||$1,000||Smith Middle School / Muse Machne Residency|
|2018||$800||Vandalia Youth Theater Annual Production|
|2018||$500||Brighter Connections Theatre Implementation of Young Adult Program|
|2018||$500||Muse machine Musical Annual Musical|
|2017||$3,500||Aullwood for Artist in Residence at Helke Elementary|
|2017||$1,000||Vandalia Youth Theater Annual Production|
|2017||$500||Muse Machine for Annual Production|
|2017||$100||Demmitt Elementary School for Muse Machine Artist in Residence Program|
Vandalia Municipal Building Exhibit
Vandalia Arts and Culture promotes exhibits in the Vandalia Municipal Building Gallery. Artists are invited to submit an application to display for a 30 day or 60 day exhibit. The gallery can accommodate both 2D and 3D media.
Items of interest
- 2012 - Brochure on Vandalia Area Public / Private Art (PDF)
- 2011 - Vandalia unveiled five sculptures that were installed and dedicated in an "art crawl" ceremony with a day of art-related activities.
- 2010 - Vandalia "Chiseled" (PDF), a Stone Sculpture Symposium, took place in September 2010 on the grounds of the Vandalia Recreation Center. Five sculptors worked daily on their projects over a two-week period while the public was invited to come out and watch. The finished pieces have been placed throughout the City.
To donate your time, money, or art to the Vandalia Arts Program call 937-898-5891 or check us out on Facebook at Vandalia Art Community. To donate toward the Vandalia Cultural Arts Fund, go to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation Website and specify Vandalia Arts Fund.