Vermont Arts Council

Strategic Planning 2024

The "Elements of Shelter" exhibit in partnership with Yestermorrow Design/Build School, on view through May 2025.
Artists, visitors, and Council staff gathered in the Sculpture Garden in May 2023.

Vermont Arts Ahead Conversations

The Vermont Arts Council is creating its next strategic plan, and we need your input on what’s working well, what’s needed, and what big ideas we should consider. Join a Vermont Arts Ahead Conversation and help shape our statewide priorities. 

How’s Vermont’s arts and culture sector doing today? What are our biggest needs and opportunities? How can the Vermont Arts Council truly move Vermont Arts Ahead? You tell us! 

Interested in a little history? Check out our last strategic plan, the framework adopted by the Board of Trustees in September 2017.

Virtual Conversations

Join a virtual conversation where artists, organizations, and creative minds will help shape the next priorities of the Vermont Arts Council.  

Register for a virtual conversation to hear more about what we do and tell us what activities, resources, and supports we should prioritize. These fun, one-hour-long Zoom events include a snapshot of what the Council is doing now and breakout discussions to plan our future. Bonus: stay later for an optional 30-minute “Speed Networking” session and mix it up with creatives across Vermont.

Accessibility Questions Closed captioningAccessibility: There will be live captioning provided at each event. We invite you to contact us with other specific accessibility accommodations that you need to facilitate your participation. We will make every effort to accommodate requests made by June 3. 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. 

In-Person Conversations

Join an in-person conversation near you where artists, organizations, and creative minds will help shape the next priorities of the Vermont Arts Council 

Attend an in-person conversation to hear more about what we do and tell us what activities, resources, and supports we should prioritize. These fun, 90-minute live events include a snapshot of what the Council is doing now and discussions to plan our future. Bonus: stick around after for an optional 30-minute “Speed Networking” session and mix it up with creatives across Vermont. 

No need to register, just come and engage with your fellow creatives! 

  • June 6, Bellows Falls at 2024 Creative Sector Convening 
  • July 9, South Hero, Location and time TBD 
  • July 9, Burlington, Location (sponsored by Main Street Landing): Great Room at Main Street Landing, 60 Lake Street. Time: TBD
  • July 10, White River Junction, Location and time TBD  
  • July 10, Manchester, 2-4 p.m., Manchester Community Library
  • Date and time TBD, Central Vermont 
  • Date and time TBD, Brandon

More details, including dates and times, coming soon! 

Accessibility Questions Accessibility: Each location is wheelchair accessible. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your participation. We will make every effort to honor your requests when they are made by June 21. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator at [email protected] or at 802.402.4614. Voice and relay calls welcome. 

Online Survey coming soon!

Can’t join for a virtual or in person session? No problem! We still want to hear from you. Please complete the survey to share your insights, opinions, thoughts, and experiences that will shape the future of the Vermont Arts Council.  

 

Catherine Crawley May 8, 2024