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Take a Look!

Take a Look!

Posted: October 30, 2014

Looking Back: Vermont lost a great man this week–Galway Kinnell. Governor Peter Shumlin had kind words to share, and Executive Director Alex Aldrich wrote about Kinnell with appreciation. Looking Ahead: Arts education in Vermont is under scrutiny these days. We’re inviting you to join in. Just Look: Everywhere, please! There’s … Read More
Galway Kinnell: An Appreciation

Galway Kinnell: An Appreciation

Posted: October 30, 2014

By Executive Director of the Arts Council, Alex Aldrich I once had a small argument with Galway Kinnell. We were in a panel meeting to select the next Vermont State Poet and there was a momentary misunderstanding about process that required some clarification. Galway misunderstood my clarification, meaning that my … Read More
If You Can Read This…

If You Can Read This…

Posted: October 29, 2014

You are on the Vermont Arts Council’s new website. This site amplifies the arts in Vermont. Colorful pages show the riches in our state–from excursions and festivals to  readings and exhibits. This is Vermont’s go-to place for information about the Council’s granting programs as well as … Read More
What’s Wrong With This Picture?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Posted: October 24, 2014

More than one thing. Harvesting practices of the Inuit people are threatened by climate change. Whole ecosystems are changing, and all of this is happening much faster than predicted. Scientists are talking about cultural and environmental challenges for which all of humanity needs to prepare. Also, the shot might have … Read More
Envisioning Arts Education in Vermont

Envisioning Arts Education in Vermont

Posted: October 21, 2014

Join the Conversation All Vermont students should have the opportunity to learn in, about, and through the arts. How can we ensure that happens? The Vermont Arts Council wants you to participate in a conversation about the future of arts education in Vermont. Share you concerns, hopes, and ideas at … Read More
So Many Questions!

So Many Questions!

Posted: October 17, 2014

How can all students be given the chance to learn in, about, and through the arts? How important are creative ability and critical thinking? Where can you see Lida Winfield perform In Search of Air: Growing up Dyslexic? Who is Vermont’s newest music educator of the year? Are there art … Read More