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A Legacy of Creativity

A Legacy of Creativity

Posted: January 30, 2019

Vermont’s three most northeastern counties, named the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) back in 1949, make up the state’s most rural and least wealthy region. Therefore, perhaps more than any other region, the Kingdom has had to rely on an unusually rich—some might call it quirky—type of ingenuity and craftsmanship within an equally rich natural environment that is treasured and protected. These factors made the perfect backdrop for an influx of well-educated back-to-the-landers in the 1970s. Leaving 9-5 jobs in the cities and migrating to Vermont, they brought communal and environmental values and artisanal skills that matched and built upon those of many of the long-term Vermont residents. All this gave rise to the Kingdom's creative sector. Read More
Local Input. State Focus. National Impact.

Local Input. State Focus. National Impact.

Posted: October 1, 2015

Shape the emerging Vermont Creative Network. Attend the inaugural Vermont Creative Network Summit November 4 and 5. The Summit—hosted by the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont College of Fine Arts—brings together diverse voices: practitioners, educators, administrators, advocates, business owners, and volunteers. This convening offers colleagues a hands-on opportunity to network, learn from experts, and share practical insights. Participants will discuss ideas, exchange strategies, and share developments targeted toward the enhancement of Vermont’s creative sector. Read More
Vermont Creative Network: Join the Conversation

Vermont Creative Network: Join the Conversation

Posted: March 25, 2015

What do you think? Do you have an interest in Vermont’s future? In the cultural assets of your community? Are you a stakeholder? Are you a community builder? Help frame the Vermont Creative Network, an interconnected engine of statewide people, places, and resources. The Vermont Creative Network will serve to … Read More