Vermont Arts Council

Acknowledgement and Promotion for Grantees


Acknowledging support from the Vermont Arts Council in your funded project helps to raise awareness for the value of public funding for the arts. Please check your award materials for how to word your acknowledgement according to the type of award and funding you received.

  • Print materials: A phrase acknowledging support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Vermont Arts Council is a basic requirement. Include NEA and Council logos wherever possible
  • Verbal credit: Verbal credit should be given during stage announcements prior to events and activities or whenever written credit is not applicable, such as when there is no printed program. If an announcement is not feasible, a sign must be placed in the lobby crediting the NEA and Council.
  • Radio or television broadcast: The following language is required: “This project is supported in part by an award from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.”
  • Television broadcast, film or video: Include NEA and Arts Council logos
  • Web: Include logos with hyperlinks to the NEA and Arts Council websites
  • Social media: Tag Vermont Arts Council, as follows: Instagram @vtartscouncil — Facebook @vermontartscouncil
  • Thank your legislator! Reach out to your Vermont legislators to let them know that you received a grant award from the Vermont Arts Council. Funding from the state Legislature supports many of our grant programs. It’s important to let them know all of the great work they’re helping to support. Visit our legislative Action Center to find your representative.
  • Creation Grantees should acknowledge the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Vermont Community Foundation, and must specify that the grant funded the creation of the artwork and not the public presentation of the finished product.
  • Creative Futures Grantees should reach out to their legislator to let them know that you received a grant award and to let them know how the grant was helped in pandemic recovery.

Arts Council logos

Use link to open image, then right click to download.

NEA logos

Available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website.


Envision a Vermont where everyone in the state has access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities. Through its programs and services, the Council strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organization play in communities and to maximize opportunities for everyone to experience the arts.

Use the following tools to shine a light on your work:

Social Media

Use #VTarts on social media and connect with the Arts Council (on FacebookTwitter and Instagram).

Catherine Crawley August 31, 2023