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Vermont Creative Network: Join the Conversation

Vermont Creative Network: Join the Conversation

March 25, 2015

What do you think?

Do you have an interest in Vermontā€™s future? In the cultural assets of your community? Are you a stakeholder? Are you a community builder? Help frame the Vermont Creative Network, an interconnected engine of statewide people, places, and resources.

The Vermont Creative Network will serve to advance the entire creative sector through:

Vermont Creative Network: What do you see?

Vermont Creative Network: What do you see?

  • Increased communication and planning
  • Increased leverage for advocacy and funding opportunities
  • Increased individual and organizational capacity
  • Increased effectiveness in engagements with other sectors.

We want to hear from you!

In April and May the Arts Council will host community forums to provide information, gather ideas, and welcome participation the Vermont Creative Network. Each forum will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served and art activities for children ages 5 to 12 will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Preregistration is required. Please use this Vermont Creative Network Registration Form or call 802.828.3291.

Forums will be held in the following locations:

March 25, Rockingham Public Library, Bellows Falls
March 26, Quechee Library, Quechee
March 31, Manchester Community Library, Manchester
April 7, Rutland Free Library, Rutland
April 14, Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
April 16, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
April 22, St. Johnsbury Atheneum, St. Johnsbury
April 23, St. Albans Free Library, St. Albans
April 28, Morristown Centennial Library, MorrisvilleĀ  NOTE: Time is 3:30-7 p.m.
May 5, Marlboro Graduate Center, Brattleboro NOTE: No childcare available

Keep up to date by visiting (and liking!) our Facebook Page.

To develop the Network, the Vermont Arts Council is working in collaboration with Champlain College Emergent Media Center, The Vermont Department of Libraries, and the Vermont Downtown Program of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Vermont Creative Network website here.

Tags: creative economy, Vermont artist, Vermont Creative Network


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Sheila Childs says:

First - Thank you for being in Manchester yesterday. Conferences like that are really energizing, and naturally the brain keeps churning on the way home. Just one thing that came to me was the thought that it might be helpful to have VPR on board. Of course, they may be already, but they do have a voice to the public in Vermont, as well as over the airways beyond the state borders. A regular space in their on-air schedule could be advantageous.
Again, my thanks for this initiative.

David Hurwitz says:

I'm interested in this project but cannot attend the meetings due to schedule conflicts and distance. Please keep me posted as things develop. I'm involved with Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers (past VP), I teach business and marketing classes for artists/artisans at the Vermont Woodworking School, Studio Place Arts and AVA in Lebabnon, NH; a member of the Craft Leaders Group of the VT Crafts Council; and on the board of directors of the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (despite its name it consists of mostly smaller woodshops). I'm also involved with a network of artists in Randolph, where I live.

holly groschner says:

The arts are key. Please keep us in the loop! THanks.