The Creative Sector Response and Recovery
The creative sector, which provides 9.3% of Vermont’s jobs, is essential for Vermont’s economic recovery. The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network are committed to helping the creative sector get connected to the right resources for a safe and responsible re-opening and to having its voices be heard at the state level and with policymakers.
The Creative Sector Recovery Team was convened by the Vermont Creative Network in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The team provided guidance to state officials and Governor’s Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force to ensure that the needs and assets of the creative sector were considered and included in the initial strategies for the reopening and recovery of Vermont’s economy. The Council thanks the following members for their contributions:
- Jennifer Carlo, director, Circus Smirkus
- Thomas Deneberg, director, Shelburne Museum
- Mark Foley, Rutland Economic Development Corp.
- Jody Fried, director, Catamount Arts; chair, Vermont Creative Network
- Jarvis Green, artistic director, JAG Productions
- Meg Hammond, director, Generator Makerspace
- Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup, director, Vermont Humanities
- Doreen Kraft, director, Burlington City Arts
- Karen Mittelman, director, Vermont Arts Council
- Stephen Perkins, director, Vermont Historical Society
- Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Elnu Abenaki Tribe; director, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association
- Greg Worden, owner, Vermont Artisan Designs
Bookmark this page for future events from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network about how the Vermont arts, culture and creative sector can contribute to and assist in Vermont’s re-opening. For specific Covid-19 resources, click here.
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Urge Support for the Arts in Covid Relief Legislation (Feb. 11, 2021)
Read an update on arts advocacy efforts in 2021 from Executive Director Karen Mittelman (Jan. 21, 2021)
Visit our Action Center for more arts advocacy campaigns.
SVOG Webinar, Tuesday March 30, 202 | The SBA hosted a national informational webinar about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG).
Safe Outdoor Venues: Wednesday, March 10 | "Planning events & connecting communities & artists during the pandemic" was the topic of the Vermont Recreation & Park Association’s quarterly meeting on March 10 via Zoom.
Safe Outdoor Venues: Thursday, Jan. 21 | The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association (VRPA) and the Vermont Arts Council held a Zoom meeting on January 21st to discuss the ongoing challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has created, as well as to discuss safe outdoor venues for the summer 2021 season. View the recording.
The Council hosted an online info session about the new Save Our Stages grants (now called Shuttered Venue Operators Grants) on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. See the SBA website for current information on this program.
The US Small Business Administration held a webinar on the new Save Our Stages grants on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
The Chittenden County zone of the Vermont Creative Network held a virtual social event for creatives on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.
The Vermont Arts Council held virtual office hours on July 6-7, to help creative sector businesses and organizations with the Vermont Emergency Economic Recovery Grants.
Reopening guidelines from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Creative Network and Vermont Creative Sector Response and Recovery Team.