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About Us


New World Festival in Randolph, photo by Robert Eddy.

The Mission

Cultivate and advance the arts and creativity throughout Vermont.

The Work

The Council is committed to building a Vermont where art, culture, and creativity are at the heart of our communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individual lives, connects people more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. Three priorities currently guide the Council’s grant-making and programs:

  • expanding arts opportunities
  • cultivating creative placemaking
  • energizing Vermont’s creative economy

The Organization

Since 1965, the Vermont Arts Council has been the state's primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. The Vermont Arts Council is unique. It is the only designated state arts agency in the U.S. that is also an independent nonprofit organization.

Annual Reports


enabling legislation

fiftieth anniversary

Strategic Plan complete | summary

support the arts in Vermont