Bennington County Cultural Plan
A vision for Bennington County’s cultural future with goals and strategies based on data from regional cultural organizations and creative businesses.
The Bennington County Cultural Plan articulates a vision for Bennington County’s cultural future and establishes goals and strategies based on data from dozens of regional nonprofit cultural organizations and for-profit creative businesses.
In 2012, what was then the Cultural Bennington Planning Committee, identified a need for a strategic cultural plan. After three Cultural Summits, an outline and a grant proposal was created by the Bennington County Regional Commission and a search for a source of funding began. In 2017, the towns of Bennington and Manchester were granted $35,000 from a Municipal Planning Grant awarded by the Vermont Department of Housing & Community Development to create the plan, and in April 2018 the towns hired Julia Dixon, creative economy consultant, to complete that plan.