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Opus 34 composers, performers, and teachers group photo at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel, 2019.

Why your donation to the Vermont Arts Council matters

We could not do our work without you.

As a non-profit organization we depend on support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont state legislature, private foundations, corporations, and individuals like you.

Your investment in the Council directly supports vital grassroots arts organizations and public art, brings creative experiences to more than 7,000 students each year, and sustains the vital creative work of hundreds of artists, performers, and cultural organizations across the state. Donate here.

Covid-19 Response

Because of supporters like you, we have been able to respond quickly to both the urgent and long-term needs of Vermont's arts and culture sector, which was devastated by the pandemic. Donations to the Arts Council in the coming year will help to support the work of delivering aid to artists and arts organizations, advocacy, and documenting the ongoing needs in Vermont's creative sector. Learn about our COVID relief and recovery work here

Arts Recovery Fund

The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation partnered to create an Arts Recovery Fund to provide a central place to coordinate philanthropic giving to deliver fast-tracked support to Vermont’s struggling arts and culture sector. The Arts Recovery Fund will strengthen the capacity of Vermont’s arts and culture sector to survive the immediate economic impact and to respond creatively and strategically in the months ahead.

Donate to the Arts Recovery Fund.

How to Give

Make a single contribution or set up monthly installments using this secure online form or print and return a paper form. Every dollar advances the Council’s vision of a Vermont where all individuals have access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities.

  • Ambassador $5,000 and above
  • Community Builder $2,500-$4,999
  • Convener $1,000-$2,499
  • Collaborator $500-$999
  • Facilitator $100-$499
  • Creator $50-$99
  • Friend of the Arts up to $49

All donors at the Creator level and above receive the Arts Council's Annual Report and notice of the Governor’s Arts Awards and other special events.

The Vermont Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged in the Annual Report.

Other Options

Planned Giving

Planned gifts support the arts for years to come. Deferred giving, trusts, will provisions, retirement plan designations, and insurance policies in which the Council is named as beneficiary will all be considered. Council staff, drawing on resources made available by the Vermont Community Foundation, would be happy to work with you and your financial or estate-planning advisors to determine the gift best suited to your needs and goals.

Give the Gift of the Arts

Make a donation in honor of a friend or loved one, who will receive a beautiful artist-designed card acknowledging your gift. You can give online (secure form) or mail a paper form.

Double Your Contribution

Some companies will double or triple your contribution, even if you have retired. Contact your employer's human resources office to apply for a match.


Contact Karen Mittelman at 802.828.3291 or send an email to

Thank you for your support!