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Vermont Humanities and International Film Festival Explore Democracy and Journalism

Vermont Humanities and International Film Festival Explore Democracy and Journalism

Posted: August 19, 2020

Last year, Vermont Humanities and Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) chose, independently of one another, to plan their largest annual events around the relationship between democracy and journalism. Vermont Humanities’ months-long 2020 Fall Conference, themed “Democracy 20/20,” starts today, and in the conference’s later weeks there will be… 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
Arts and Humanities Month

Arts and Humanities Month

Posted: September 28, 2016

Each year, the president officially proclaims October to be Arts and Humanities Month. This year President Barack Obama wrote, "In many ways, the arts and humanities reflect our national soul. They are central to who we are as Americans — as dreamers and storytellers, creators and visionaries." He also referenced unity, saying, "In our increasingly global economy, we recognize the power of the arts and humanities to connect people around the world. Be it through the pen of a poet, the voice of a singer, or the canvas of a painter, let us continue to harness the unparalleled ways the arts and humanities bring people together." Read More