Vermont Arts Council

Creative Aging Grants

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The Idea Exchange is a series of four virtual, monthly meetings from March 2024 through June 2024 intended to:

  • Build community
  • Provide support
  • Share skills
  • Offer networking opportunities for teaching artists of all disciplines across Vermont

Four virtual monthly meetings will focus on developing a community of practice and providing support for teaching artists entering or working in this field. Participants should have some experience working as teaching artists (with any population) and be ready to deepen their practice and understanding of working with older adults. Sessions take place from 5-7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month via Zoom:

  • March 19, 2024 – Supporting older adults in varied settings
  • April 16, 2024 – Teaching strategies and best practices with older adults
  • May 21, 2024 – Creative aging and dementia
  • June 18, 2024 – Working with care partners

Registration has closed.


Gowri Savoor is a visual teaching artist, whose practice includes sculpture, illustration, and writing. Gowri is the founder of A River of Light, an organization committed to bringing art to the community through participatory art events, parades, and installations. She has been a practicing teaching artist for over twenty years with experience in arts integration and community building.

Heather Bryce is a teaching artist, choreographer, and the artistic director of Bryce Dance Company. Bryce currently works as a teaching artist for organizations including Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation, Lincoln Center, Durham Arts Council, Vermont Arts Council, and The Center for Arts Education. She holds her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.

Closed captioningClosed captioning will be provided during the event.


Accessibility QuestionsWe invite you to contact us with specific accessibility accommodations that you need to facilitate your participation in the exchange. We will make every effort to accommodate requests made by March 4 . For questions about access, contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator. She can be reached by sending an email to Michele Bailey or by calling 802.402.4614. Voice and relay calls welcome.


Accessibility QuestionsThe Council accepts grant applications via an online form. If you require an alternate format or assistance to access the application, please contact the grant program manager listed above or Michele Bailey, accessibility coordinator by email or at 802.402.4614. Voice and relay calls welcome.

admin-place August 23, 2022