Amy Cunningham is the Deputy Director for the Vermont Arts Council, the state’s primary funder of the arts, focused on cultivating and advancing art and creativity through the state. In that role, she manages the day-to-day operations, directs the programs and grants team, and has helped to lead state and federal advocacy efforts.
Amy arrived in Vermont in 2001 to work for the Vermont Historical Society. One of her formative Vermont experiences that first summer was a PTV retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House. More that twenty years later, she is thrilled that her PTV board membership allows her more opportunities to visit that special place. After departing VHS in 2007, Amy has worked in senior leadership roles in several other statewide organizations, including the Vermont Humanities Council and Everybody Wins! Vermont.
She has served on several statewide and local nonprofit boards, including the Barre Historical Society, and has chaired the Montpelier Community Fund, the Kellogg Hubbard Library, and Mentor Vermont boards. Born and raised in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, she currently lives in Montpelier. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, playing tennis, exploring Vermont, and overly ambitious gardening projects.