Vermont Arts Council


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People in a field hold up illuminated lanterns in the shape of insects.
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
Musicians on an outdoor stage perform before a large crowd in summer.
Catamount Arts' Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 2019.
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Building a Vermont where everyone has access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities


Read More about: Vermont Made Episode 14: Clowning from Within with Circus Educator Troy Wunderle
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Vermont Made Episode 14: Clowning from Within with Circus Educator Troy Wunderle


Acclaimed circus educator Troy Wunderle discusses Vermont’s vibrant circus community, the essence of clowning, and receiving the 2022 Excellence in Circus Education Award from the American Circus Educators Association.

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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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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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