Young Tradition Vermont Awarded Grant for Instrument Petting Zoo


Young Tradition Vermont has been awarded a $16,308 grant to support their Instrument Petting Zoo through the Mockingbird Foundation. 

Young Tradition Vermont was one of few successful applicants to the grant, and one of only three organizations in which the foundation double the amount requested.

The Instrument Petting Zoo is a collection of mostly stringed instruments that are installed at public and private schools, farmer’s markets, festivals, parks and recreation programs, music camps and special events with the purpose of letting people play them. All the instruments have signs that say, “please touch”. The most recent installations have been at Vermont Children’s Hospital and at Burlington’s First Night.

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