Category: Vermont Arts Organizations

Wearing Masks in Museums

Wearing Masks in Museums

Posted: July 20, 2020

First Personby Catherine Crawley On Saturday, July 11, I had the oxymoronic pleasure of enjoying art during a pandemic – a first-time experience, to be sure, and one I’m not entirely sure I wish to repeat, unless the experience can be pulled off as neatly as the one at the… Read More
Summer 2020 Governor’s Institutes Go Virtual, New Pay-What-You-Can Tuition

Summer 2020 Governor’s Institutes Go Virtual, New Pay-What-You-Can Tuition

Posted: May 11, 2020

For over three decades, talented young Vermonters have gathered each summer for the Governor’s Institutes: college-level academic and artistic enrichment programs where students dive deep into their passions on campuses across the state. When the Covid-19 pandemic began, this summer tradition as much as any was under threat of… Read More
Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Posted: January 29, 2020

The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation are partnering to host free grant seeker workshops. Staff from Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities interested in applying for facilities grants for the upcoming FY2021 Cultural Facilities or Historic Preservation Grant programs are encouraged to attend. Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Grant Seeker Workshops for FY2021

Posted: January 22, 2020

Are you thinking about applying for an FY2021 Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop between February 24 and March 10. Designed for both new and experienced grant writers, these free workshops focus on Council grant programs opening for application in February: Artist Development and Creation Grants for artists; Arts Impact and Arts Partnership Grants for organizations, municipalities, and schools. Participants will gain an understanding of program guidelines, learn how to construct a competitive application, and have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Council staff—Meredith Bell, Amy Cunningham, and Dominique Gustin. Read More
A Thoughtful Invitation

A Thoughtful Invitation

Posted: May 23, 2019

The Flynn Center for the Arts in Burlington serves as a model on many fronts, including established and new ways of addressing inclusion. Executive Director Anna Marie Gewirtz notes that “the Flynn has really had a commitment to making the arts accessible for a very long time … it’s been central to our mission.” That commitment shows in the physical space. In addition, training for internal staff and calling on the expertise of external partners are priorities; teaching artists are well-versed in addressing multiple learning styles. The organization presents a diverse range of performers and has hosted multisensory exhibits. Anna Marie and former Director John Killacky offered a glimpse into the thinking that has backed consistent progress. Read More