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Category: Vermont Arts Organizations

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
Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

Posted: February 2, 2017

The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation are partnering to host three grant seeker workshops in March. Anyone interested in applying for an FY2018 Cultural Facilities or Historic Preservation Grant is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Participants will learn more about the programs and how to complete a more competitive application. Read More
Fringe in the North End

Fringe in the North End

Posted: September 29, 2016

Burlington's Old North End is rich in history, ethnically diverse, and runs on the lower side of the income scale. Homes on North Willard Street are more affordable than those on South Willard Street; it's the same with North Union and South Union. Small-scale shops blend with century-old housing. A big dose of reality mixes with a strong sense of community. And, a funky building with a garage sits at the jagged intersection of North Winooski Avenue and Archibald Streets. "There's so many exciting things that happen inside this building," says Paul Schnabel. Read More
This Lovely Summer Camp

This Lovely Summer Camp

Posted: September 15, 2016

I turn left at the Putney General Store, driving uphill and away from the village. I want to check out Jazz Camp, a weeklong event for intergenerational learners held at The Putney School. It's  Thursday; camp started Monday. I follow back roads amidst thousands of maples to the campus, to be offered a long view of hills layered in hazy green and blue. Eugene Uman, the director of the Vermont Jazz Center (VJC), shows me around. Eugene is gregarious, positive, and careful with language. He’s laid back and completely on purpose all at once. A big-time community builder, he stands in the center of all things jazz, then draws everyone in. Read More