Tag: Vermont Creative Network

Champlain and UVM Students Create New Logo for Vermont Creative Network

Champlain and UVM Students Create New Logo for Vermont Creative Network

Posted: June 12, 2020

The Vermont Creative Network is pleased to announce a new logo created by students from University of Vermont and Champlain College. Every year, UVM’s Community Development and Applied Economics “Applied Community Planning” class works with community partners to support real, grassroots strategic planning efforts across the… Read More
‘Art is Essential,’ Vermont Arts Organizations Struggle to Survive

‘Art is Essential,’ Vermont Arts Organizations Struggle to Survive

Posted: June 10, 2020

For arts, humanities and cultural organizations across Vermont, the pandemic has hit especially hard. Many are struggling to keep their audiences engaged and to survive financially, confronting months of lost revenue and mounting bills. “To see arts organizations in the midst of grappling with the potential of closing. It’s heartbreaking,”… Read More
Six-Word Quarantine Stories from the Creative Sector Forum

Six-Word Quarantine Stories from the Creative Sector Forum

Posted: June 5, 2020

At the Creative Sector Response and Recovery Forum on May 11, Council deputy director Amy Cunningham asked participants to share “six-word stories” of their experience since the Covid-19 pandemic began. We selected some of our favorites to share here. Do you have a six-word story about your quarantine… Read More
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
Inviting Community

Inviting Community

Posted: December 6, 2017

A month after I arrived in Vermont I found myself driving on snowy back roads to a meeting in the Northeast Kingdom. Forty-five people gathered on this freezing cold night in the basement of a Unitarian church to explore the idea of a new incubator space in Greensboro. Participants in small brainstorming groups envisioned the potential of such a space for artists, entrepreneurs, and students in the community. Our group included people from more than a dozen towns, and I was struck by the wide range of backgrounds represented: graphic designers, high school and college teachers, the owner of a hair studio, an IT professional, a retired businessman, a glass artist, an agricultural policy expert, and a librarian. The excitement in the room was captured by a high school student who turned to his mom and said, “This is cool.” 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