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Arts Impact Grant

Grants to Vermont Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Programs that Increase Access to the Arts

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Vermont Arts Council

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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Vermont nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools for programs that increase access to the arts for local residents. Eligible projects are those that help identify and remove barriers to participation. Funding is intended to bring equal and abundant access to the arts.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180666

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from $500-$3,000.

Term of Contract:

Planned activities must start after September 1, 2018 and end before August 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Vermont municipality, school, or organization registered in Vermont as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation with 501(c)(3) designation or operating with a fiscal agent. All applicants must have been in operation for a least one year prior to submitting an application and have a Dun and Bradstreet number.

Who May Not Apply or Receive Funding
- Organizations currently receiving Arts Partnership Grant funds (Arts Partners may act as fiscal agents)
- Organizations that have received any other Arts Council grant in the same fiscal year to support the same project
- Organizations with outstanding or incomplete reports for any Vermont Arts Council grant program
- Schools seeking funds to support an artist residency during the school day

The Vermont Arts Council is committed to supporting entities that maintain an environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic bias, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or other category protected by applicable state or federal law.

Arts Council grant recipients who receive federal or state funds must be in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendment Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009.

Pre-Application Information:


- June 15, 2018 deadline: for applicants with projects that begin before April 1, 2019. Applicant
notified of funding recommendations on August 1, 2018
- February 15, 2019 deadline: for applicants with projects that begin after April 1, 2019 Applicant
notified of funding recommendations by April 2, 2019

A 1:1 cash match is required.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Sarah Mutrux

Questions about the online granting system:
Meredith Bell

Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6001
Phone: 802.828.3291

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont