COVID-19 Recovery

Funding for arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship

Covid-19 Recovery

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic upended life for all Vermonters and people around the world.

We are focused on helping those most affected by the pandemic, including individuals and organizations in our statewide cultural sector. Our partner in this effort is the Vermont Arts Council.

Through our joint Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program we have provided in 2021 $1.16 million in funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for this program was provided primarily from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

View the list of Cultural Recovery Grant recipients in 2021.

CARES Act Report to the Community

View the eight-page report about the Emergency Relief Grants that we distributed with the Vermont Arts Council in 2020. The report lists the grant recipients, and includes stories of several of the grantees.