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2015 is the Year of the Arts in Vermont
On June 30, 1965, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 170, which designated the Vermont Council on the Arts, Inc. as “the state agency to formulate and apply for grants-in-aid to the state under the National Arts and Culture Act of 1964 and any amendments thereto.” The Council continues its distinction as the only state arts agency in the U.S. that is also a private, nonprofit, membership organization. Thus, 2015 is the 50th anniversary of public funding for the arts in Vermont and of the Vermont Arts Council.
The Council worked closely with House and Senate Leadership as well as the Legislative Arts Caucus to create a resolution designating calendar year 2015 as the official “Year of the Arts” in Vermont. The resolution was read in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House on May 1, 2014.
See the complete resolution.