Working to advance and preserve the arts at the center of Vermont communities.
Please join us for the Vermont Arts Council's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the State House in Montpelier. The day's events are open to the public, free of charge, and all events are accessible.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 1 p.m. - Board Meeting
Capitol Plaza, 100 State Street
- 4 p.m. - Annual Meeting
This year's Annual Meeting features a State of the Arts address by Executive Director Alex Aldrich, as well as two guest speakers: Jonathan Katz, Executive Director of the National Assembly of Arts Agencies, Washington, D.C., and Lars Torres, Executive Director of Vermont’s Office of Creative Economy. In addition a three-person curating team will present Reflections upon Vermont's Artistic Riches: A Selection of 2012 Projects and Activities. The co-curation team includes Arts Council board members Ed Clark and Gerianne Smart, and staff member Michele Bailey.
Senate Chambers, Vermont State House
- 5:15 p.m. - Reception
Cedar Creek Room, Vermont State House
Feel free to contact Zon Eastes or Marie Bernier if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you on June 5!
The historic Vermont State House is wheelchair accessible. If you use a mobility device and are planning to attend we encourage you to contact us prior to the event for guidance on seating and parking as well as pick-up/drop off locations.
Please contact us about specific accommodations you may need to facilitate your participation in the event. We will make every effort to honor your requests when they are made by May 28.
Questions regarding accessibility should be addressed to Michele Bailey, 504/ADA Coordinator, Vermont Arts Council: email@example.com 802-828-3294 (voice and relay calls welcome)
The Vermont Arts Council in association with the Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services is currently searching for someone with a unique vision for the next Art in State Buildings project. This Vermont artist or artist team will oversee the design, fabrication, and installation of aesthetic artistic enhancements to the Agency of Human Services facility at the State Office Complex in Waterbury, Vt. Once chosen, the "Lead Artist" will be awarded a $5,000 planning and design contract and $80,000 will be available for fabrication and installation of the artwork(s). Applications are due by May 30, 2013. Are you interested? CLICK HERE to learn more.
Your eye will be drawn in and your brain will go into overdrive when you view the work of Mark Goodwin, now on display in our Spotlight Gallery. Goodwin's work is an investigation of drawing that hovers between painting and sculpture. Through a series of folds, scores, and mark making, he creates enigmatic work. The Spotlight Gallery is open to the public Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and is located in the corridor and conference room of our offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. CLICK HERE to read more about the exhibit.
We're excited to announce that the Vermont Arts Council will be co-sponsoring Art+Soul 2013 and we need you to get creative! Each year Art+Soul benefits a different nonprofit and features artwork by local artists that is inspired by the nonprofit's mission. All artwork is sold and proceeds from sales are split 50-50 between the artist and the nonprofit.
This year's beneficiary is the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center! The Art+Soul 2013 event will take place on June 6, 2013 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the law firm of Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Art+Soul. It's time to get some new artwork for a good cause!
Join the Vermont Public Radio project, "Art Hounds!"
Art Hounds creates the opportunity for you to rave about each others' work on the radio and shine a light on the arts scene in your community. All you have to do is click here and let VPR know about a concert, performance, exhibit or event that you want to rave about and recommend. No event is too small or too large to be considered. It can be happening this week, this month or all season - in Vermont, the Upper Valley, New York or Quebec.
The only stipulation is that it can't be your own work or work you're professionally, financially or personally associated with in any way. Use this form to tell VPR who you are and post your recommendation. It can be an art exhibit, a local theater production, a dance performance, CD release or a festival. And you can call the VPR Art Hounds hotline at (802) 778-9585 to record your suggestions, too! Each week, VPR will select nominations to be recorded for air.
Hear Art Hounds on Thursday afternoon at 4:50 as part of VPR's weekly arts segment and again on Friday mornings at 7:55, during "Morning Edition." You can also find the episode information each week at VPR.net.
Publicize your events by listing them in the Vermont Arts Calendar. The Vermont Arts Calendar is not only a FREE way of reaching thousands of people, but it also gets your events distributed to dozens of publications in the Northeast and throughout the country. To get the broadest exposure for your event you should list no later than six weeks before the event. Click here for more information about the Arts Calendar, or to enter your event.
Have you checked out our online classifieds recently? We like to think of it as a sort of a "craigslist" for the arts in Vermont. You can both search and list information on jobs, calls to artists and workshops. There's a section for materials available or wanted, and another for studio space. The listings are always changing so check it out today.