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Category: Vermont Arts Organizations

2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

Posted: May 15, 2017

The Arts Council’s annual meeting will be held in Room 11 at the Vermont State House from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. New board members will be elected by vote of the membership. Members have been sent a ballot in the mail; ballots can also be submitted in person prior to the 3:30 convening. The final quarterly board meeting of Arts Council trustees will be held on June 5 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 10 at the Vermont State House. The board meets four times a year to ensure the health of the organization by providing expertise and insight into policy development, financial vitality, and programmatic integrity. All Council board meetings are open to the public. Read More
The 2017 Garden Party is Here

The 2017 Garden Party is Here

Posted: May 15, 2017

… and you're invited! Gather in the Council's Sculpture Garden from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for music by Cajun Double Fiddles, good food, and a celebration of Connection: The Art of Coming Together. Step into the Spotlight Gallery to view a group show by the same name curated by Ric Kadour. Read More
Summertime in Vermont: Bike Trails and Arts Tours

Summertime in Vermont: Bike Trails and Arts Tours

Posted: April 17, 2017

Vermonters are often said to have a way of being “unique,” from their one-of-a-kind politics and rock bands to the spelling of the state’s favorite sweet treat — Maple Creemees. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the state’s world-class outdoors and arts scenes are unprecedented in their access and offerings. In Vermont, you don’t have to travel far to see a biking trailhead or arts venue, and most often, they’re within close range of each other. Additionally, the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) have forged their own paths to best serve their communities, including deeply-rooted partnerships with dozens of regional arts and biking organizations. Read More
At Seventeen and Prime

At Seventeen and Prime

Posted: April 13, 2017

Karen Kevra is the founder and artistic director of Capital City Concerts (CCC). Seventeen years ago, she began inviting some of the world’s finest musicians to join her to concertize in central Vermont. Now, CCC is an established nonprofit,  bringing a series of world-class performances to the state every year. Read More
In a New Space

In a New Space

Posted: February 16, 2017

Leaving a beloved old home called for a creative solution. North Bennington's Sage Street Mill is set into a hill alongside Paran Creek. The brick building has floor-to-ceiling windows and a smoke stack out back. For 21 years, 10,000 square feet of the old factory was the rented home of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). Matthew Perry, VAE co-founder and executive director, said the building "served us well for all these many years and it was a central gathering place for arts and education in the community." But, it was expensive. "The building was not energy efficient and utility costs continued to rise. " Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops

Grant Seeker Workshops

Posted: February 15, 2017

Are you thinking about applying for an Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop February 24, March 1, or March 2. These free sessions are designed for both new and experienced grant writers. There are separate sessions for individual artists and representatives of organizations, as different grants are available for each. Anyone interested in the three-year Arts Partnership Program, the annual Arts Impact or Creation Grants, or the rolling Technical Assistance or Artist Development Grants should attend. (Cultural Facilities Grants have a workshop of their own.) Read More