COVID-19 RecoveryFunding for arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship
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 application period for the first round of Cultural Recovery Grants opened on June 21.
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.