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.

The Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program will provide $1.2 million in funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for this program is 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.

The deadline for the second (and final) round of Cultural Recovery Grants is September 14.

View the list of Cultural Recovery Grant recipients from the first round of awards.

Watch Webinar Recordings

We hosted webinars about the Cultural Recovery Grants on August 17 and July 1. Watch the videos and download the slide decks from these webinars.

Together with the Arts Council, in 2020 we distributed $781,000 in Emergency Relief Grants to aid 123 Vermont arts and/or humanities organizations in all of Vermont’s 14 counties that experienced hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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