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Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe

Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe

Recent News

Council Press Releases

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

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

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

October 31, 2019 Mary Ruefle Named Vermont Poet Laureate

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

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

September 12, 2019 State of Sculpture 2019 Opening Reception

September 5, 2019 Vermont Arts Awards Recipients Announced

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

August 20, 2019 Vermont Arts Council Announces Creation Grants to Fifteen Outstanding Artists

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

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

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

April 11, 2019 Nominations Accepted for Vermont Poet Laureate

March 19, 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 12, 2019 National Study on Rural Arts Features Vermont’s Creative Economy

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

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

December 12, 2018 Vermont Arts Council Announces FY2019 Grant Awards

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

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

September 10, 2018 Macauley in Montpelier at the Spotlight Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 20, 2017: Karen Mittelman Appointed Arts Council Director

June 14, 2017: NEA Grant Awards Announced

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

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

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

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

via Other Media

On Vermont Public Radio: Diversity in Public Art (panel discusses who owns the art in the State House?)

On Vermont Public Radio: 2019 Vermont Arts Awards Recipients Discuss Role Of Arts In Advocacy, Education, and Building Community

Sadie Housberg in the Burlington Free Press: A Q and A With Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord

Kristopher Radder covering a teaching artist residency in the Brattelboro Reformer: Doing it the Dover Way

Amy Lilly in Seven Days: Art Review: I AM . . . Exploring What it Means to be a Vermont Artist Spotlight Gallery

Elsie Lynn Parini in the Addison County Independent: What Does it Mean to be a Vermont Artist?

Chris Mays in the Brattleboro Reformer: New Art Show Reflects Vermont's Diversity

Jeffrey Brown on the PBS NewshourWith emphasis on arts, rural communities challenge national narrative of decline

Warren Kimble in the Rutland Herald: Brandon's Creative Economy

Arts Council Executive Director Karen Mittelman's editorial in VTDigger: Art and Democracy

Editorial in the Rutland Herald: Let's Get Creative

In the Brattleboro Reformer: Students to Create Poetry in the Neighborhood

Stuart Rosenfeld commentary on The Daily Yonder: Creative Impulses Fuel Economy of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Gordon Dritschilo in Rutland Herald: Talk Explores Link Between Arts and Economy

Editorial in Rutland Herald Getting Creative

Press release issued by Vermont Center for Independent Living: VCIL Honors Arts Council

In Vermont Business MagazineSecretary of State and Vermont Arts Council Get $15K Emergency Preparedness Grant

Garrett Morris in The Barre Montpelier Times ArgusBig Frog, Small Pond Sculpture to be Featured at Randolph Lab

Stephen Mills in The Barre Montpelier Times Argus: Montpelier Selected for Major NE Arts Conference

Erin Narey in the Caledonian Record: Arts Inspire — Greener Pastures

Kymelya Sari in Seven Days: Vermont Arts Council Exhibit Spotlights New American Artists

Amy Lilly in Seven Days: In Montpelier, "SiteTime" Installation Honors Cordwood

Sadie Williams in Seven Days: Karen Mittelman Takes the Lead at Vermont Arts Council

Rebecca McGregor in the Caledonian Record: Can't Afford to Cut Federal Arts Funding

Jim Lowe in the Rutland Herald: The Arts are Taking Responsibility

Rick Winston in VTDigger: Arts and Humanities Programs Under Threat of Extinction

The Lowe Down in Barre Montpelier Times-Argus and Rutland Herald: Is Vermont Neglecting Arts Education?

The Bridge: Vermont Arts Council Turns 50

Seven Days: Jeffersonville Fiercely Debates Public Art

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