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Endangered species lanterns by Kristian Brevik. Photo: Martin Caird
Drummers perform at the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro.
Brattleboro Music Center's Music Under the Stars Concert, 2022. Photo: Kelly Fletcher
A fire breather performs in front of a sculpture of Champ the lake monster.
Cirque de Fuego at Burlington's Highlight New Year's Eve, 2021. Photo: Luke Awtry
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Catamount Arts' Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 2019.
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Dialing Up the Magic: Black Women in Jazz, an Interview with Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Curator Adi Oasis

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This week kicks off one of Vermont’s most anticipated cultural events of the year: the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, produced by The Flynn. Now in its 41st year, the festival […]

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Maple, Mud, and Grantmaking: Spring is a Great Time to Consider Getting Involved at the Arts Council!

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Spring in Vermont means maple, mud, and meeting grant deadlines! The deadlines for many of our annual grant programs are fast approaching, which means soon we will turn our attention […]

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Cinema is Versatile in Spotlight Gallery’s Vermont State University Film Exhibit

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When the filmmakers exhibiting in the Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery’s current exhibit were asked in their online artist talk why film matters to them, their answers were as unique […]

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Grants

As the primary provider of funding for the arts in Vermont, the Vermont Arts Council offers a variety of grant programs for both individual artists and organizations. Each grant has specific guidelines and resources to aid in your application, and Council staff are here to help you throughout the process. Find contact information for grant managers on the specific grant page or visit our staff directory.

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Programs

In addition to grantmaking, the Vermont Arts Council offers a range of programs to engage Vermonters of all backgrounds in the arts and creativity. From exhibitions in our gallery and sculpture garden to the statewide Poetry Out Loud recitation competition and our Creative Aging initiative, Arts Council programs enable everyone to experience Vermont’s creativity.

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As a non-profit organization we depend on support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont state legislature, private foundations, corporations, and individuals like you.

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admin-place February 16, 2023