Vermont Arts Council

The Organization

The "Elements of Shelter" exhibit in partnership with Yestermorrow Design/Build School, on view through May 2025.

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.

As a state organization, the Vermont Arts Council’s organizational fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30 to match the State of Vermont’s fiscal year. For most grants, our grant program yearly contracts begin Sept 1 and end Aug. 31.

Note: Due to the historic flooding of July 2023, our State Street office is currently closed.


Annual reports

Strategic Plan


Enabling legislation


Fiftieth anniversary

IRS Form 990, 2021

Desmond Peeples November 21, 2022