Energizing the Creative Economy
You probably know a poet, an artisan cheesemaker, a music teacher, or a graphic designer. Maybe you are one. There is growing awareness worldwide of the power and potential of jobs like these, collectively known as the creative economy (graphic ©Michael Kane, Stu Rosenfeld, and Beth Siegel of Mt. Auburn Associates). In 2016, it represented 8.6% of Vermont’s total economy and included a diverse range of businesses, organizations, and individuals.
The Vermont Creative Network, launched by the Vermont Arts Council in 2015, is a broad collective of organizations and individuals working to promote and advance this important sector, thus advancing the state’s positive quality of life and economy.