EIN 03-0218115

Vermont Arts Council

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Since 1965, the Vermont Arts Council has been the state's primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont.
Also known as...
Vermont Council on the Arts
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Program areas at Vermont Arts Council

See schedule ocommunity Arts programs provide grants and services to strengthen Vermont communities through the Arts and cultural activities, and to increase public awareness of the positive role played by artists and Arts organizations in their communities. Grants were awarded to 121 individuals and 217 organizations in every county and 121 towns across Vermont. Public art programs included 7 animating infrastructure grants that supported projects integrating art into community infrastructure. Cultural facilities grants enabled 16 cultural organizations to make critical upgrades to existing buildings or to make public Arts facilities safe, accessible, and welcoming to patrons with disabilities. Grant-seeker workshops were held at locations across the state and online. One-time funding from the state enabled the Arts Council to offer a new digital capacity program, which supported grants and technical assistance Vermont cultural organizations. the Vermont creative network (vcn), a coalition of individual creatives, local and regional planners and policymakers, community development professionals, and cultural and nonprofit leaders formed in 2016, convened stakeholder meetings to advance Vermont's creative economy. the vcn's central work was completion of an action plan for Vermont's creative economy and networking events. the Council also continued to serve as a founding partner in Vermont's first statewide emergency preparedness network for cultural organizations.
See schedule oarts creation and presentation programs provide grants and services to support the development of Vermont artists and to provide greater opportunities for the creation and presentation of excellent work. In response to increased need due to the covid-19 pandemic, grants in this category were substantially increased this year, with 93 grants awarded to artists for professional development and 23 grants to support individual artists' creative projects. Grant-seeker workshops, local Arts networking meetings and other workshops were held. While the sculpture garden remained open, the physical spotlight gallery remained closed, but gallery exhibitions and interviews featuring the work of Vermont artists were presented online.
See schedule oarts education programs provide grants and services to promote high quality Arts education and lifelong learning in and through the Arts. 25 grants were awarded to schools and non-profit organizations, including 5 head start partnership grants to bring arts-integrated learning to Vermont's most vulnerable students. Operating grants awarded in the community development program (see 4a) also serve students by supporting Arts education in their communities. More than 4,000 students participated in a statewide poetry recitation contest for high-school students. This program includes outreach to rural, underserved schools, and support provided to teaching artists, including maintenance of a statewide teaching artist roster and professional development workshops.

Grants made by Vermont Arts Council

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Catamount Film & Arts CompanyGeneral Purpose$145,900
Town Hall TheaterGeneral Purpose$141,300
Vermont Folklife CenterGeneral Purpose$95,000
...and 124 more grants made totalling $2,487,354

Who funds Vermont Arts Council

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$42,600
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)To Advance Creative Aging Efforts at the State Level.$18,400
Norman J Fisher and Doris Fisher Foundation Doris Fisher FoundationTo Help Build A Healthier Community Life$5,000
...and 5 more grants received
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...and 1 more federal grant or contract

Personnel at Vermont Arts Council

Amy CunninghamInterim Executive Director
Anne GouldFinance Director
Catherine CrawleyCommunications Director
Deirdre ConnellyExecutive Assistant and Office Manager
Dominique GustinArtist Services Manager
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Vermont Arts Council

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,407,792
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$10,939
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,418,731

Form 990s for Vermont Arts Council

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-01-30990View PDF
2021-062022-01-31990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-08-10990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Organizations like Vermont Arts Council

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake CountyRaleigh, NC$2,647,753
Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant CountyFort Worth, TX$2,299,736
Idaho Humanities CouncilBoise, ID$1,158,629
Kansas Humanities Council (KHC)Topeka, KS$1,628,589
Oklahoma Humanities (OHC)Oklahoma City, OK$1,624,150
Greater Columbus Arts CouncilColumbus, OH$12,867,365
Vermont Humanities CouncilMontpelier, VT$2,606,511
Connecticut HumanitiesMiddletown, CT$3,295,528
Apano Communities United FundPortland, OR$5,442,613
The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo IToledo, OH$2,261,161
Data update history
June 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 12, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $4,000 from Ruth and Peter Metz Family Foundation
November 24, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
November 22, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
136 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
Washington County, VT
Website URL
(802) 828-3291
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A26: Arts Council/Agency
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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