Vermont Arts Council

The Organization

"The State of Sculpture" exhibit at the Council Sculpture Garden, 2019-2023.

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.


Annual reports


Enabling legislation


Fiftieth anniversary

IRS Form 990, 2021

Desmond Peeples November 21, 2022