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Advocacy 2016

Advocacy 2016

Posted: January 6, 2016

Each year, the Arts Council engages with elected officials about many arts-related issues. Individual voices can influence thinking on any issue; the arts are no different. And, Vermont’s size and democratic traditions mean that one person’s participation in the process can make a real difference for all Vermonters. Vermont’s legislature … Read More
Games for the Holidays

Games for the Holidays

Posted: November 24, 2015

It’s time for holiday shopping, and the Council is here to help. We’ll lead you straightaway to Amazon to buy the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack. With this popular video game you can DRIVE EVIL CRAZY (so says the product description, complete with caps). “You’ll maneuver an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles to embark on epic adventures over land, under sea, and through the sky.” You can order that right here. Here's another choice: The PinBox 3000 made by the Cardboard Teck Instantute in Vermont. Wait. Cardboard? Read More
Vermont’s Poet Laureate

Vermont’s Poet Laureate

Posted: September 15, 2015

Robert Frost was declared Poet Laureate in 1961 upon the adoption of Joint House Resolution 54 by the General Assembly. In 1988 Governor Kunin re-established the position (reference: Executive Order No 69, 1988). Galway Kinnell was the first State Poet named for a term of 4 years as a result of this 1989 order. Poet Laureate is a four-year appointment made by the Governor based on the recommendation of a distinguished panel. Read More
Council Board and Annual Meetings, June 8

Council Board and Annual Meetings, June 8

Posted: June 3, 2015

The final quarterly board meeting of Arts Council trustees will be held on June 8 from 10:30-2:30 in Room 10 at the Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier. All Council board meetings are open to the public. The board meets four times a year to ensure the health of … Read More
Danville Public Art

Danville Public Art

Posted: May 19, 2015

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is known for family farms, a small, low-density population, and rolling glacier-carved hills. Tradition informs decisions and change comes slowly. U.S. Route 2 is an important east-west road highway that enters Vermont in Alburg and exits in Guildhall. Along the way, this thoroughfare runs through Danville — a small village in the Northeast Kingdom with a strong sense of community. Read More
The Anniversary Garden Party

The Anniversary Garden Party

Posted: May 13, 2015

You're invited to a party on Monday, June 8th. Refreshments will be served alongside a good helping of music, stone sculpture, and a side of textile art. Don't miss eating a slice of anniversary cake in honor of many organizations observing important anniversaries this year. The Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts are both turning 50,  but after a half century of public funding, the real story is the abundance of art in our state. Help us honor Catamount Arts with 40 years in operation, the Vermont Crafts Council with 25 , and the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival with 5 —just to name a few. Read More