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COVID-19 Resources

Vermont Creative Sector Covid impact by the numbers: 8,090 lost jobs, $216M lost sales in 4 months, from April-July 2020. Brookings Institute: Lost Art: Measuring COVID-19's devastating impact on America's Creative Economy. August 2020Artists Covid relief by the numbers: 470 Vermont artists received $196K (includes grants to Clemmons Family Farm and Vermont Abenaki Artists Association). Support for artist relief comes from the Vermont Arts Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Community Foundation Arts Endowment, and private donors.Cultural Organizations Covid relief by the numbers: 181 Vermont organizations received $781K in Cultural Relief Grants with Vermont Humanities, $4.8M in Vermont Economic Recovery Grants via the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.



*The infographics represent relief grants awarded from April to November 2020.

The grant relief map represents the following programs from 2020: Rapid Response Artist Relief GrantsCOVID-19 Cultural Relief GrantsVermont Economic Recovery Grants through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and Special Program Grants.

Full list of COVID-19 grantees.

The CARES Act Report CoverThe CARES Act Report to the Community

In March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Vermont, the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities developed a joint response to deliver urgently needed economic aid to struggling cultural organizations.⁠

From weekly Zoom strategy sessions for cultural leaders to appeals to state and federal political leaders, we advocated for resources and support for museums, galleries, historical societies, performance venues, libraries, theater and dance companies, cultural centers, and more. And we continue this daily work as the pandemic continues.⁠

Together, we have produced a final report, our “Cares Act Report to the Community,” which tells the story about this joint program that brought $781,000 in a matter of weeks to 123 cultural organizations across Vermont in all 14 counties.⁠

Read the CARES Act Report to the Community.



Federal Resources

State of Vermont Resources

Vermont Arts Council Resources

Resources for Organizations
Funding, guidance, webinars, and more information specific to arts and cultural organizations.

Resources for Artists
A variety of relief funds and emergency grant opportunities for artists of all disciplines.

Virtual Arts Experiences
Online concerts, live readings, and more socially distant events held by Vermont artists and organizations during the pandemic.

The Creative Sector Response and Recovery
Resources and statewide events organized by the Vermont Creative Network to help the creative sector's economic recovery.

Changes and additions to our grant and program schedules, including new relief funds. 

Donate to support relief efforts for Vermont artists and organizations impacted by the pandemic.

Other Resources

Resources for Going Remote

In the Press: Covid-19 and Vermont's Creative Sector​