Each year the Arts Council recognizes outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts in Vermont with a variety of awards. These are presented at public ceremonies and provide an opportunity for the recipient to be honored by colleagues, friends, family and members of the communities where they live and work. Annual awards include:
- Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
- Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
- Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service (formerly the Citation of Merit Award)
Annual nominations include:
- Vermont Arts Council Board of Trustees
The Arts Council accepts award and trustee nominations throughout the year. To nominate a Vermont artist or cultural organization or potential trustee, please fill out the form below OR send a letter of recommendation with a description of the nominee’s qualifications. Be sure to include contact information for yourself and for the candidate. Letters can be sent via e-mail or postal mail to Vermont Arts Council, 136 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633. Nominations can also be faxed to 802-828-3363.