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A Classic(al) Example

A Classic(al) Example

Posted: May 24, 2018

The features read like a wish list. Start with rehearsal spaces for performance groups. Add a percussion studio, a recital hall within the music education building, and a performance-quality auditorium that seats 224. A green room? Adjacent. There are fourteen teaching studios and a large multi-use classroom for programs and community music projects. Considerations have been made throughout for quality acoustics and physical accessibility. There's more: A music library, archive, and inventory of instruments. A designated faculty lounge and work area and a welcoming space for families and students. Convenient parking. Read More
Drink in the Arts

Drink in the Arts

Posted: May 10, 2018

A frosted glass in your hand. The earthy smell of brewer’s yeast. The smooth and bitter taste of a complex beer. Look around, and listen. Is that jazz? An abstract painting? A beer and arts tour is a thrill for all five senses. What better place than Vermont to undertake the experience? You’ll find arts of every kind and an abundance of beer styles to suit every palate. With your pleasure in mind, the Council consulted the Vermont Brewer’s Association’s website to plan a few perfect pairings. So, it's time to check the Vermont Arts Calendar, open your Brewery Passport Challenge app, and give a call to your favorite designated driver. This is a tour you don’t want to miss. Read More
The Meaning of Making

The Meaning of Making

Posted: April 26, 2018

Can architecture facilitate play AND learning? Students at 802LAB, Norwich University’s Design-Build Program, think so. They are nearing completion on an outdoor classroom for Union Elementary School (UES) in Montpelier, Vermont. For the Norwich students, the project is the result of a semester-long intensive design build architecture studio, taught by Assistant Professor Tolya Stonorov. Through the studio, students are gaining hands-on experience in all of the requirements of a real-world construction project. For the UES community, its installation will mark the culmination of several years of planning.   Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops FY2019

Grant Seeker Workshops FY2019

Posted: April 26, 2018

Are you thinking about applying for an Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop between May 16 and 18. These events are designed for both new and experienced grant writers. The day is divided into two parts: programs for organizations, and programs for individual artists. Participants who attend both sessions will gain a complete understanding of the ways the Arts Council supports the arts and artists in Vermont. Grants discussed at these workshops will include the Arts Impact Grant for organizations, and Artist Development and Creation Grants for artists. Each session is ninety minutes long. Read More
Moving Forward With Grace

Moving Forward With Grace

Posted: April 12, 2018

Sometimes, getting somewhere else requires knowing where you are. Stepping into leadership at a decades-old organization can be like that; you'll need your bearings. Kathryn Lovinsky had them when she started at the nonprofit Grass Roots Arts and Community Effort (G.R.A.C.E.). Kathryn knows the magic of making art. She knows Hardwick. Now she is discovering the ways to balance longstanding tradition with new ideas. Hardwick is a Northeast Kingdom town with a population of about 3,000 and chartered in 1781. The Firehouse was built in 1885. G.R.A.C.E. was founded in 1975; they bought and moved into the Firehouse in the early 2000s. Kathryn became executive director in September 2015. Read More
2018 Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting

Posted: April 11, 2018

The Arts Council’s annual meeting will be held Friday, May 4 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in the Pavilion Building Auditorium at 109 State Street, Montpelier. The entrance to the building is on Governor Davis Avenue. 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 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Only Vermont Arts Council members may vote on trustees. Read More