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Artist Development Grants Support Digital Pivot for Pandemic

Artist Development Grants Support Digital Pivot for Pandemic

Posted: November 20, 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, artists everywhere are discovering that the viability of their creative business depends on delivering their work digitally. In early August, the Council announced a special round of Artist Development Grants intended to help artists… Read More
An Interview with Author and Artist Frances Cannon

An Interview with Author and Artist Frances Cannon

Posted: October 19, 2020

Frances Cannon is living proof you don’t need a New York agent to make a life in books. I first crossed paths with Frances in 2014, when I published a poem of hers in the first issue of Mount Island, my independent literary magazine. Her first poetry collection,… Read More
Teaching Artists Can Be “Leaders of Re-entry” in Unexplored Territory

Teaching Artists Can Be “Leaders of Re-entry” in Unexplored Territory

Posted: July 9, 2020

In early June, teaching artist Alissa Faber and Champlain Elementary School embarked on an experiment—a virtual artist residency, the first of its kind held through the Vermont Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program. To teach students about waste reduction, Alissa gathered plastics and recycled materials to be woven… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Toby MacNutt

I am a Vermont Artist: Toby MacNutt

Posted: March 2, 2019

“I’m a queer, nonbinary-trans, disabled, multidisciplinary artist, author, and teacher”  just begins to describe who Toby is as an artist and a person. They constantly work to expand access to creativity for all and to push the bounds of how we view the arts, our world, and each other. Toby… Read More
Connecting Concepts

Connecting Concepts

Posted: March 31, 2016

Teaching artists have to squeeze in a lot of things, including conversations. Time to talk comes somewhere between managing the performance of a children’s opera and teaching paper arts to infants. Or, so it is with Rebecca Mack—a busy person who must choose wisely how she'll spend her energy. Rebecca is a preschool teacher and performing musician who also makes visual art. For the past seven years, she has worked at Burlington Children’s Space, most recently serving as the school’s atelierista. Hers is a part-time position, which allows her to work elsewhere as a teaching artist and spend time with her own art and family. Read More
Arts Connect 2016

Arts Connect 2016

Posted: March 14, 2016

Are you interested in using your art form to support children’s learning in all subjects? Arts integration that engages children of all abilities and backgrounds requires creative work with classroom teachers. VSA Vermont—in partnership with the Integrated Arts Academy (IAA), the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Arts Council—is offering a three-credit graduate course for teaching artists to learn more about arts integration, Universal Design for Learning, and classroom collaboration. Teaching artists from across Vermont are encouraged to apply for participation in the third annual Arts Connect professional development program. Read More