Call for Applications
Creation Grants
The Vermont Arts Council is now accepting applications for its annual Creation Grant.

Creation Grants support the creation of new work by Vermont artists. Creation Grants can fund time, materials, some equipment costs, and space rental for artists and artist groups. An independent panel of practicing artists and arts professionals reviews the applications for this highly competitive program. 

Examples of fundable projects are:
  • A multimedia artist creating a new video series
  • A writer completing the first draft of a novel
  • A dance ensemble developing choreography for a new piece
  • A visual artist creating art for exhibition that explores new subjects and techniques
  • A musician composing music for a new album

While all eligible Vermont artists are encouraged to apply for a Creation Grant, special consideration will be given to emerging artists in this grant round. Generally, emerging artists are defined as those who are at an early stage in their career development. Age is not a factor in determining an emerging artist. Emerging artists:

  • must be “active” or “practicing” artists (i.e., creating work regularly, rather than a few times a year).
  • should not have received major grants, awards, or other significant recognition (such as a solo exhibition) at this stage in their career. With regard to the Vermont Arts Council’s grant programs for individual artists, only Creation Grants are considered to be “major grants.”  

The grant amount for this program is $4,000 per award.

Application deadline: April 14, 2021

Need Help With Your Application?
Creation Grantseeker Workshop
3 p.m., March 4
Join Artist Services Manager
Dominique Gustin for an overview of the Creation grant program, guidelines and application process, followed by an end of session Q&A.

Creation Grant Drop-in Q&A
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., March 29
Working on your Creation Grant application and have a quick question? Drop-in and chat with Artist Services Manager Dominique Gustin.
(no pre-registration required).
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