About the Vermont Creative Network
From Bennington to Newport, Vermont’s creative sector generates 9.3% of all employment, higher than the average across the US. These are artists and architects, bakers and brewers, curators and crafters, dancers and designers—any enterprise, organization, and individuals whose products and services are rooted in artistic and creative content.
The Vermont Creative Network (VCN) 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.
Vermont Creative Network Structure
- Susan Evans McClure, network coordinator and Vermont Arts Council executive director
- Catherine Crawley, Vermont Arts Council communications director
- Beck Natale, Vermont Arts Council communications specialist
- Common Good Vermont
- Downtown Program/Agency of Commerce and Community Development
- Regional Development Corporations/Agency of Commerce and Community Development
- The Ruth and Peter Metz Family Foundation
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.