"Artists form the foundation of a state's creative environment. Artists act as creators and individual entrepreneurs who provide many of the products and designs that drive innovation and shape a state's cultural character. Many artists also work as educators, providing training in creative skills and passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next."
— from "Why Should Government Support the Arts," as published in 2014 by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (updated 2017).
Support for Artists
The Vermont Arts Council supports the work of artists through professional development, funding, and other resources. Each year, the Council awards grants for the creation of original work, time in residencies, skill development, and business training. The Council also hosts workshops and networking events. Artist Development Grants and the Breaking Into Business workshop support professional development. The Art in State Buildings program and Creation Grants help to fund the creation of art.
Creative Ground provides a listing of artists in Vermont and the five other New England states.