Vermont Arts Council

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New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro
New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro

Many Vermonters understand the value of art in our lives and our children’s lives. We know that creativity changes 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. Private funds come from the generosity of donors like you.

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Arts Advocacy

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. We also rely on our constituents to lend their voices to our advocacy efforts.

Become an arts advocate

Advisory Panel Service

Most of our grant programs and rosters are reviewed by an advisory panel comprised of knowledgeable and experienced peers. To ensure panels include a diverse set of voices and experiences, staff considers many qualities of panelists including artistic discipline, race/ethnicity, gender, regional connections, professional background, and artistic ability. Staff selects panelists from the field, including individuals nominated through our website. We welcome panelist nominations from all, including self-nominations. Submit a nomination to become a panelist or advisor.

Submit a panelist nomination

Board Service

The Vermont Arts Council is governed by a board of trustees representative of our constituents’ diversity of location, creative disciplines, and identity. Any person who is a resident of the state of Vermont when standing for election for their first term may stand for election as a trustee or may be appointed by the board to fill a vacant seat. We are always open to trustee nominations from the community. Submit a board nomination.

Submit a board nomination

admin-place August 8, 2014