Vermont Arts Council Walter Cerf Award

The 2020 Walter Cerf Medal has been awarded to Hannah Dennison for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts.

The Walter Cerf Medal is presented to individuals who have made a sustained contribution to the arts and had an impact on Vermont’s cultural life. The award is named in honor of the late philanthropist Walter Cerf whose generous gifts, exceeding $5 million, have benefited numerous Vermont institutions including the Arts Council. Mr. Cerf was instrumental in establishing the Arts Endowment at the Vermont Community Foundation, and his contributions have created a $1 million fund to assist Vermont’s artists and arts organizations.

Selected by the Council, the medals may be awarded to artists of renown or to those in a closely related field, such as philanthropy, administration, production, education, advocacy, or mentoring, according to the criteria for the Cerf Medal.

Read the full Press Release from the Vermont Arts Council