Vermont Arts Council

Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2017

Workshops for artists and organizations seeking Arts Council grants will be held March 30 through April 7. Anyone planning to apply for an Arts Impact, Creation, Technical Assistance, or Artist Development Grant is encouraged to attend.

Participants will understand more about each of the Council’s grant programs and learn how to create a more competitive application.

Grant Programs

Creation Grant recipient Rodrigo Nava in studio

Arts Impact Grants support organizations, municipalities, and schools in their efforts to create a more vibrant quality of life by providing equal and abundant access to the arts. Application deadline: May 4, 2016.

Technical Assistance Grants support activities that help Vermont-registered 501(c)3 arts organizations strengthen their capacity to serve constituents through activities that enhance organizational development, professional skills, or expand marketing abilities. Application deadline: rolling.

Creation Grants support the creation of new work by Vermont artists. Creation Grants can fund time, materials, and space rental for artists and artist groups. Application deadline: April 20, 2016.

Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers by providing matching funds for activities that serve to enhance an artist’s career through arts skills training and business development. Application deadline: rolling.


  • March 30, 2016: Rockingham Public Library, 65 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls
  • April 1, 2016: St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans City
  • April 7, 2016: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury


  • 10 a.m. to noon | Creation and Artist Development Grant information
  • 1 to 3 p.m. | Arts Impact and Technical Assistance Grant Information
Participants in New England Youth Theatre’s summer technical theatre program. Credit Laura Bliss.

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Send an email to Troy Hickman, or call him at 802.828.3292.


physically accessible and questions logoAll workshop locations are physically accessible. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator with any questions about access. She can be reached by sending an email to Michele Bailey or by calling 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls welcome. We will make every effort to honor requests for specific accommodations made by March 27, 2015.