The Vermont Arts Council is the only designated state arts agency in the U.S. that is also an independent, nonprofit membership organization.
Since 1964, the Vermont Arts Council has served the state as the primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts. The Council's programs and services increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and support oppurtunities for Vermonters to experience the arts in everyday life.
The Council advocates for greater awareness of the intrinsic value of the arts and creativity in our daily lives. The Council strengthens the capacity of Vermont's artist and organizations through grant awards, technical resource and workshops, and it engages arts and culture providers statewide in effective communication networks.
The Council also serves as an informational hub for anyone interested in exploring Vermont's arts scene. The Arts Calender is a great resource for residents and visitors alike; it's an easy way to find out about arts events going on across the state.
The Council's outdoor Sculpture Garden and indoor Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier feature rotating exhibits by Vermont artists. Visit the Council's website for a complete listing of programs and services. Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30/ Also find the Vermont Arts Council on Facebook and Twitter.