Many Vermonters understand the value of art in our lives and our children's lives. We know that creativity really does change the world. It is important to express this value, and there is strength in a collective voice. A large part of the Council's work is to speak about the importance of the arts in a way that builds financial support. You make our voice louder.
The Vermont Arts Council is supported with both public and private funds. Public funds come through appropriations from the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Vermont. On behalf of all Vermont citizens, the Council advocates for this funding. The Council also relies on the Vermont Legislative Arts Caucus to champion the cause of the arts during each legislative session. We also rely on our members to lend their voices to our advocacy efforts.