Vermont Arts Council

About the Vermont Creative Network


glassmakerThe Vermont Creative Network was established by the Vermont Legislature in May 2016 as an initiative of the Vermont Arts Council. The VCN is a broad collective of organizations, businesses, and individuals working to advance Vermont’s creative sector, through research, advocacy, and networking.  The award-winning CreateVT Action Plan, published in 2021 and developed in collaboration with hundreds of Vermont creatives, is our roadmap.

Steering Team

Meghan Asbury, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (Zone Agent for Cornerstone Creative Community—3CVT Creative Zone)
Monica Callan, Grange Hall Cultural Center & Across Roads Center for the Arts
Amy Cunningham, Vermont Arts Council deputy director
Catherine Delneo, State Librarian
Zon Eastes, Arts Council of Windham County (Zone Agent for Southern Creative Zone)
Chad Ervin, Vermont Production Collective and Well Told Films
Susan Evans McClure, Vermont Arts Council executive director (VCN Coordinator)
Sharon Fantl, Vermont Arts Council (Board representative)
Martha Fitch, Vermont Crafts Council
Jody Fried, Network chair, Catamount Arts
Martin Hahn, Director of Common Good Vermont
Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio
, Executive Director, School of the Arts, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont
Erika Hoffman-Kiess, Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation
Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup, Vermont Humanities Council
Jenna Koloski, Vermont Council on Rural Development
Shanta Lee, Independent Writer, Curator, and Photographer
James Lockridge, Big Heavy World
Phayvanh Luekhamhan, Center for Arts and Learning (Zone Agent for Four-County Creative Zone)
Lisa Mitchell
, Town Hall Theater (Zone Agent for Addison/Rutland Creative Zone)
Devon Neary
, Rutland Regional Planning Commission
Heather Pelham
, Department of Tourism and Marketing
David Schütz, Vermont Buildings and General Services
Meagan Stearns, Vermont Dance Alliance
Molly Stone, Catamount Arts (Zone Agent for Northeast Kingdom Creative Zone)
Corrina Thurston, Milton Artists Guild (Zone Agent for Chittenden County Creative Zone)

Creative Zones

Chittenden County

Four-County (Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Washington Counties)

Northeast Kingdom (Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties)

3CVT (Cornerstone Creative Community) (Orange and Windsor Counties)

Southern Vermont (Bennington and Windham Counties)

Addison/Rutland (Addison and Rutland Counties)


Thanks to Visual Communication Design students from Champlain College who worked with Community Development and Applied Economics students from the University of Vermont to create the VCN logo as part of UVM’s Applied Community Planning class in spring 2020. The six colors represent each creative sector zone. Read more about the logo on our blog. 


admin-place June 19, 2019