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Photo of interior of Paramount Theatre, Rutland

Paramount Theatre, Rutland

Arts and culture organizations contribute to the economic, social and cultural vitality of the state. Vermont arts organizations help seniors, at-risk youth, and people with disabilities. They provide educational opportunities for people of all ages and support jobs in the creative sector. Their activities attract tourists (both in state and out of state) and improve the quality of life for all citizens.

The Council supports arts and community organizations by providing funding, professional resources, and networking opportunities. We work to build relationships with our state and regional partners to share information, collaborate on marketing initiatives, and support the creative sector.

These are the grant programs specifically geared towards the organizations that provide arts services to our communities: