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Arts Impact

Deadline extended to Tuesday, June 15 at 11:59 p.m.

The Vermont Arts Council recently switched to a new grant management system. If you have applied for a grant using our old system, your login credentials will no longer work. All applicants, new and old, must register in this new system using the "Register" link on the portal landing page. New user accounts for organizations must be reviewed and approved by Council staff before grant applications can be accessed. Please allow 1-2 business days for approval to occur. If have questions or problems with registration or signing in, please send an email to Meredith Bell.

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.

New Funding

Arts Impact Grants are supported in part by the Vermont Community Foundation’s Arts Endowment Fund.

Accessibility

Accessibility questions

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.