Arts Impact Grants support nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in their efforts to add vibrancy to Vermont communities by providing equal and abundant access to the arts. To further support our creative sector, the Arts Impact Grant program is also expanding this round to include small operating grants to arts organizations. Eligible applicants may only apply for one grant—either a project grant or an operating grant.
For project grants, examples of fundable projects include:
- performances, exhibits, screenings, readings, fairs, public art projects, and festivals that focus on including new audiences
- program improvements that enable people with disabilities to participate
- public art projects that commission an artist for the creation of new work where the community is engaged in the planning, presentation, and/or fabrication
- creative experiences that are designed to include a specific group of a certain age, income, gender, race, ability, or to encourage interaction among these groups
Read this list to see which organizations were awarded grants for FY2020. This program did not run in FY2021.
Arts Impact Grants are supported in part by the Vermont Community Foundation’s Arts Endowment Fund.
The Council accepts grant applications via an online form. If you require an alternate format or assistance to access the application, please contact the grant program manager listed above or Michele Bailey, accessibility coordinator by email or at 802.402.4614. Voice and relay calls welcome.