Vermont Arts Council

Grant Seeker Workshops FY2019

Are you thinking about applying for an Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop between May 16 and 18.

These events are designed for both new and experienced grant writers. The day is divided into two parts: programs for organizations, and programs for individual artists.

Participants who attend both sessions will gain a complete understanding of the ways the Arts Council supports the arts and artists in Vermont. Grants discussed at these workshops will include the Arts Impact Grant for organizations, and Artist Development and Creation Grants for artists. Each session is ninety minutes long.

All workshops include an overview of program guidelines, group discussion, and written exercises. Participants will understand which of the Council’s grant programs best meet their needs and learn how to construct a competitive application.

Grant Programs

For Organizations

  • 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: June 14, 2018.

For Artists

  • Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers by providing matching funds for skills training or business development. Application deadlines: August 15, 2018; November 15, 2018; February 15, 2019.
  • Creation Grants support the creation of new work by Vermont artists. These grants can fund time, materials, or space rental for artists and artist groups. Application deadline: June 28, 2018.

Workshop Schedule

  • May 16, 2018 | Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury | 1 – 2:30 p.m.: Arts Impact (organizations) | 3 – 4:30 p.m.: Creation and Artist Development (artists)
  • May 17, 2018 | Norwich Public Library, Norwich | 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon: Arts Impact (organizations) | 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Creation and Artist Development (artists)
  • May 18, 2018 | Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro | 1 – 2:30 p.m.: Arts Impact (organizations) | 3 – 4:30 p.m.: Creation and Artist Development (artists)


Complete this online form to register by May 14. If you have questions or would like to register by phone, call Meredith Bell at 802.828.3292.


Physical-Access-and-Question-MarkAll workshop locations are physically accessible. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator with any questions you have. 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 May 7.