Vermont Arts Council

About the Vermont Creative Network


glassmakerFrom 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.

Explore the research to find out how we got here. Find out where we’re going, using a comprehensive, research-based action plan to move Vermont’s creative economy forward.

Vermont Creative Network Structure

Network Steering Team

Creative Zones

Creative Segments of the VT Creative Sector

The Vermont Arts Council facilitates the development of the Network, operates Network convenings, conducts and reports on research on the creative sector, and communicates broadly about progress.


  • 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

High-res Logos

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