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Subscribe to our monthly newsletters to keep up on all things creative in Vermont! ArtMail keeps you informed about the Vermont art scene with monthly feature stories, roundups of arts events across the state, and essential Council updates. Subscribing to ArtMail also gets you ArtMail2: I am a Vermont Artist, which showcases Vermont artists of diverse backgrounds. Notes From Outside the Box is the Vermont Creative Network's monthly newsletter sharing the pulse of our state's creative industry.


Council Press Releases

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017-2016

2020

Emergency Grants Help Vermont Cultural Organizations Adapt to Changing Landscape | June 3, 2020

Vermont Poet Laureate Mary Ruefle Named Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow | May 28, 2020

Rapid Relief Artists in Communities Across Vermont | May 27, 2020

Vermont Arts and Culture Organizations Project Losses in Millions | May 7, 2020

Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities to Aid Arts and Humanities Organizations with COVID-19 Relief | April 23, 2020

Vermont Arts Council and The Vermont Community Foundation Partner on Statewide COVID-19 Arts Recovery Fund | April 15, 2020

Vermont Arts Council Provides COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding to Artists | April 14, 2020

Students From Across Vermont to Compete in Statewide Poetry Out Loud Events | February 25, 2020

Council Announces Cultural Facilities Awards to Sixteen Cultural Organizations | February 24, 2020

2020 Vermont Artists to Watch Opens in the Spotlight Gallery | February 5, 2020


2019

Mary Ruefle Named Vermont Poet Laureate | October 31, 2019

I AM . . . : Exploring What it Means to be a Vermont Artist | October 16, 2019

Vermont Arts Council Announces Launch of Statewide Creative Economy Action Plan | September 25, 2019

State of Sculpture 2019 Opening Reception | September 12, 2019

Vermont Arts Awards Recipients Announced | September 5, 2019

Launch Meeting for Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network | August 30, 2019

Vermont Arts Council Announces Creation Grants to Fifteen Outstanding Artists | August 30, 2019

Vermont Arts Council Announces Animating Infrastructure Grant Awards | June 4, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Grants to Support the Arts and Innovation Across the Country | May 21, 2019

Kate Burnim and Daryl Burtnett: Almost Forgotten in Spotlight Gallery | April 29, 2019

Nominations Accepted for Vermont Poet Laureate | April 11, 2019

South Burlington High School’s Vera Escaja-Heiss Wins Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Championship for the Second Year
St. Johnsbury Academy’s Sam Bulpin is Runner Up | March 19, 2019

National Study on Rural Arts Features Vermont’s Creative Economy | March 12, 2019

Students from across Vermont will compete in statewide Poetry Out Loud events | March 1, 2019

Northeast Kingdom Creative Economy Study Provides Insights and Actions | February 5, 2019


2018

Vermont Arts Council Announces FY2019 Grant Awards | December 12, 2018

"7Women 7Walls" at the Spotlight Gallery | October 30, 2018

Community Invited to Celebrate Art Installation at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center | October 12, 2018

Macauley in Montpelier at the Spotlight Gallery | September 10, 2018

2018 Governor's Arts Awards Recipients Announced | September 6, 2018

Vermont Arts Council Announces Selection for Art in State Buildings Project | August 3, 2018

Vermont Arts Council Highlights New American Artists in Spotlight Gallery Exhibit | July 5, 2018

Four artist teams to present preliminary design concepts for project at Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Lab | July 3, 2018

Vermont Creative Network to Develop a Northeast Kingdom Creative Economy Action Plan | June 21, 2018

Vermont Arts Council Announces Special Project Grants | May 31, 2018

Vermont Arts Council Elects New Trustees and Officers | May 22, 2018

Vermont Organizations to Receive $892,200 Through National Endowment for the Arts Grants | May 11, 2018


2017-2016

Vermont Arts and Humanities Councils Issue Statement on Inclusion | August 24, 2017

Karen Mittelman Appointed Arts Council Director | July 20, 2017

NEA Grant Awards Announced | June 14, 2017

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step Down | March 22, 2017

Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2017 Champion and Runner Up Announced | March 20, 2017

Governor's Arts Awards Recipients Announced | September 14, 2016

New Research Reveals State-By-State Arts Participation Rates | August 31, 2016


Other Council Communications

In addition to our newsletters and press releases, the Council distributes occasional content to our mailing lists including special announcements and memos, surveys, and opportunities for Vermont's creative sector. Find an archive of these communications here.

2020 | 2019

2020

A Message to Our Community | June 2, 2020

Recording of the Q&A with State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso | May 28, 2020

You're Invited! A Conversation and Q&A with State Epidemiologist Dr. Kelso, Part II | May 20, 2020

Creative Sector Response and Recovery Forum Follow-up | May 18, 2020

You're Invited! Vermont Creative Sector Response and Recovery Forum | May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Funding Relief for Arts & Culture Sector | April 28, 2020

Recording of the Q&A with State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso | April 24, 2020

A letter from Executive Director Karen Mittelman | April 9, 2020

Celebrating Highlights of Art in Vermont | February 28, 2020


2019

Support art and creativity in Vermont! | November 22, 2019

Join us for the Vermont Arts Awards! | October 7, 2019


In the Press

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017-2015

2020

Arts Organizations Grapple With Funding Issues | Caledonian Record | May 28, 2020

Rapid relief reaches artists in communities across Vermont | Vermont Business Magazine | May 27, 2020

Vermont Arts Organizations Face Economic Fallout in the Pandemic | Seven Days | May 20, 2020

First to close, last to open: Performing arts venues face dire conditions | Seven Days | May 13, 2020

Federal Project Number One 2.0 | Junction Magazine | May 11, 2020

What will the post-pandemic arts scene look like? | Bennington Banner | May 9, 2020

Washington, Texas, South Carolina, Vermont: State CARES Act Arts Programs | National Assembly of State Arts Agencies | May 7, 2020

Virtual Ventures 3: Shelburne Museum, Wildflowers and Artist Relief | Seven Days | May 6, 2020

Molly S. Burke and Sara Coffey: The importance of the creative economy in Vermont's recovery | Brattleboro Reformer | May 6, 2020

Disaster Preparedness Network Helps Vermont Arts Sector | Seven Days | May 6, 2020

Vermont Humanities and Vermont Arts Council to aid organizations with COVID-19 relief | Vermont Business Magazine | April 26, 2020

Vermont Arts Council: The arts are struggling, but hardly giving up | Rutland Herald | April 25, 2020

Emergency Relief Grants Help Artists in Time of Isolation | Seven Days | April 22, 2020

Diversity In Public Art | Vermont Edition | February 27, 2020


2019

Art Review: 'I AM . . . Exploring What it Means to be a Vermont Artist,' Spotlight Gallery | Seven Days | November 20, 2019

Doing it 'The Dover Way' | Brattleboro Reformer | November 15, 2019

With emphasis on arts, rural communities challenge national narrative of decline | PBS Newshour | November 11, 2019

What does it mean to be a Vermont artist? | Addison Independent | November 7, 2019

New art show reflects Vermont's diversity | Brattleboro Reformer | November 6, 2019

2019 Vermont Arts Awards Recipients Discuss Role Of Arts In Advocacy, Education, and Building Community | Vermont Edition | October 29, 2019

Karen Mittelman: Art and democracy | VTDigger | October 18, 2019

Brandon's creative economy | Rutland Herald | October 2, 2019

Let's get creative | Rutland Herald | September 28, 2019

Students to create poetry in the neighborhood | Brattleboro Reformer | August 28, 2019

A Q and A With Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord | Burlington Free Press | July 22, 2019

Creative Impulses Fuel Economy of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom | The Daily Yonder | July 8, 2019

Talk explores link between arts and economy | Rutland Herald | June 29, 2019

Getting creative | Rutland Herald | March 16, 2019


2018

VCIL Honors Arts Council | Vermont Center for Independent Living | December 18, 2018

Secretary of State and Vermont Arts Council get $15K emergency preparedness grant | Vermont Business Magazine | November 26, 2018

'Big Frog, Small Pond' sculpture to be featured at Randolph lab | Times Argus | August 8, 2018

Montpelier selected for major NE arts conference | Times Argus | July 27, 2018

Arts Inspire — Greener Pastures | Caledonian Record | July 26, 2018

Vermont Arts Council Exhibit Spotlights New American Artists | Seven Days | July 17, 2018

Can't Afford to Cut Federal Arts Funding | Caledonian Record | March 14, 2018

Karen Mittelman Takes the Lead at Vermont Arts Council | Seven Days | March 7, 2018


2017-2015

In Montpelier, "SiteTime" Installation Honors Cordwood | Seven Days | December 27, 2017

Arts and humanities programs under threat of extinction | VTDigger | July 6, 2017

Vermont Arts Council Turns 50 | The Bridge | May 7, 2015

Jeffersonville Fiercely Debates Proposed Public Art | Seven Days | April 1, 2015


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