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Past Events

2023 Vermont Creative Sector Advocacy Webinar Series

From federal tax policy to state grant programs to local public art commissions, public policies and government investments play a critical role in the wellbeing of Vermont’s artists, makers, creative businesses, and cultural institutions. We are excited to present these free webinars to empower and inform Vermont’s creative sector advocates. All are welcome to these sessions aimed to help us strengthen the creative sector at every level.

A blue bar graphThe State of Vermont’s Creative Economy | 11 a.m., Nov. 9, via Zoom

Learn more about the state of Vermont’s creative economy and how you can use data to make the case about the crucial role that the creative sector plays in our local economic systems. We’ll dig into the impact of Vermont’s historic investment in the creative sector through the Creative Futures grant program. And we’ll share new data from the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 survey, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry.

Presenters: Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council, and Jody Fried, Executive Director, Catamount Arts and VCN Steering Team Chair


blue hands reaching for each otherStatewide Advocacy: Vermont’s Creative Sector Advocacy Priorities | 11 a.m., Nov. 16, via Zoom

Following this summer’s devastating flooding and the many crises currently facing Vermont, learn more about what the Vermont Legislature will be focusing on in 2024. We’ll cover key statewide advocacy priorities for the creative sector and discuss how to ensure state representatives and senators understand the importance of the creative economy in Vermont.

Presenters: Patti Komline, Government and Public Affairs, Downs Rachlin Martin; Stephanie Jerome, State Representative, Brandon; Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council



admin-place June 21, 2019