Vermont Arts Council


As the primary provider of information on the arts in Vermont, the Vermont Arts Council makes available creative economy research, grantmaking reports, advocacy factsheets, best practice guides, and more publications for the field. Find an archive of publications by the Council and partner organizations here.

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Arts and Creativity Drive Economy and Build Resilience: 2024 Key Findings

A national report drawing on 2001-2021 data showing the economic importance of the arts.

March 11, 2024, creative-economy research-reports
State of the 2024 Creative Economy and Creative Futures Grant Report

A 2-pager on the 2024 creative economy and the Council’s Creative Futures Grant Program.

, December 14, 2023, creative-economy research-reports
Annual Report FY2023

The Vermont Arts Council’s interactive digital FY2023 Annual Report.

November 15, 2023, council-programs research-reports
Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study Results

The results for the State of Vermont of the AEP6 study measuring the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.

October 16, 2023, creative-economy research-reports
Why the Arts Matter in Vermont 2023

A 2-pager with statewide economic facts for Vermont’s creative sector in 2023.

March 3, 2023, advocacy creative-economy
Vermont Film and Media Industry Task Force Report to the Legislature

An examination of effective ways to cultivate a vibrant film and media industry in Vermont.

January 15, 2023, , advocacy creative-economy research-reports
FY22 Digital Capacity Grant Program Report

A report on the Council’s one-time Digital Capacity Grant Program to support digital programming in the wake of Covid-19.

January 3, 2023, council-programs research-reports
Annual Report FY2022

The Vermont Arts Council’s interactive digital FY2022 Annual Report.

November 8, 2022, council-programs research-reports
Vermont Law School Streaming Rights Guide

An introduction to intellectual property rights clearance for streaming creative works.

April 26, 2022resources-toolkits
CreateVT Action Plan Progress Report

A report reflecting on and celebrating progress made in amplifying Vermont’s creative sector since the CreateVT Action Plan’s launch in 2021.

February 1, 2022, creative-economy research-reports
Annual Report FY2021

The Vermont Arts Council’s interactive digital FY2021 Annual Report.

December 1, 2021, council-programs research-reports
CreateVT Action Plan

The CreateVT Action Plan is a vision and roadmap for a Vermont that thrives through creativity, inclusivity, and innovation.

August 1, 2021creative-economy
Build Your Advocacy Skills

A fact sheet for getting involved in advocacy in your local area.

August 1, 2021, , advocacy creative-economy resources-toolkits
Why Be a Creative Sector Advocate?

A fact sheet on local trends and resources for creative sector advocacy.

August 1, 2021, , advocacy creative-economy resources-toolkits
Get the Facts (Creative Sector Data Points)

Quick data points that give an overview of the state of Vermont’s creative sector as of 2021.

August 1, 2021, creative-economy resources-toolkits
Vermont’s Creative Moment is Now

A two-page summary of the CreateVT Action Plan.

August 1, 2021creative-economy
Pandemic Recovery in Vermont’s Cultural Sector

A report on the Arts Council and Vermont Humanities’ joint Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program.

, January 3, 2021, council-programs research-reports
CARES Act Report to the Community

A report on the Arts Council and Vermont Humanities’ joint Cultural Relief Grant Program to deliver Covid-19 relief funds.

, December 22, 2020council-programs
Annual Report FY2020

The Vermont Arts Council’s interactive digital FY2020 Annual Report.

December 1, 2020, council-programs research-reports
Annual Report FY2019

The Vermont Arts Council’s FY2019 Annual Report in PDF format.

December 1, 2019, council-programs research-reports
Assessing Vermont’s Creative Economy

An analysis of federal economic and employment data and stakeholder outreach to further an understanding of Vermont’s creative sector, authored by Mt. Auburn Associates.

December 1, 2019creative-economy
Bennington County Cultural Plan

A vision for Bennington County’s cultural future with goals and strategies based on data from regional cultural organizations and creative businesses.

May 1, 2019, , creative-economy research-reports resources-toolkits
Building on a Legacy of Creativity: Understanding and Expanding the Creative Economy of the Northeast Kingdom

A report including detailed research on the scope of the creative sector in the Northeast Kingdom, and detailed goals and recommendations for how to improve and expand it.

, , April 12, 2019, creative-economy research-reports
Rural Prosperity Through the Arts and Creative Sector: A Rural Action Guide for Governors and States

This guide synthesizes a growing body of research showing how economic development based in the arts can help communities thrive.

, , January 1, 2019, , creative-economy research-reports resources-toolkits
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study Summary

AEP5 Study results for the State of Vermont.

October 4, 2017, creative-economy research-reports
Vermont Arts Council Strategic Plan (2018-2020)

The Council’s strategic vision and goals for 2018-2020.

September 1, 2017council-programs
Town Plans Study 2016

This study explores how Vermont town plans refer to creativity.

May 1, 2017research-reports
Creative Economy of East Central Vermont

This study defines and depicts the East Central portion of Vermont’s growing creative economy.

, September 1, 2016, creative-economy research-reports
2015 Creative Economy Report

A study of Vermont’s creative economy in 2015.

, January 1, 2016, creative-economy research-reports
The Economic Footprint of the Arts in Vermont (2014)

An economic impact analysis of the arts in Vermont in 2014.

, July 1, 2014, creative-economy research-reports
Arts Education Action Plan (2014-2018)

The Council’s five-year plan to change the way the arts are used in Vermont schools (2014-2018).

December 9, 2013council-programs
The Economic Footprint of the Arts in Vermont (2010)

An economic impact analysis of the arts in Vermont in 2010.

November 1, 2010, creative-economy research-reports
Art of Vermont: The State Collection Catalogue

A catalogue of selected works from the Vermont State Art Collection shown in a 2008-2010 traveling exhibit.

, May 1, 2008council-programs
Creative Communities Project Report

A report summarizing VCRD’s 2004-2009 Creative Communities Project.

January 1, 2008research-reports
Cultural Heritage Tourism Toolkit

A toolkit produced in 1998 to assist interested parties in making cultural heritage tourism decisions within their communities.

, January 3, 1998resources-toolkits
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