Vermont Arts Council

VACDaRN First Meeting

“Over the last 25 years, the number of arts and culture communities and creative economies around the country that have experienced the devastating impact of a large-scale human-made or natural disaster has risen dramatically.” –Cultural Placekeeping Guide

Coordination through this network will enable artists as well as arts and heritage organizations to work together to share expertise and resources, mobilize response for mutual assistance during emergencies, and engage collectively with first responders and government emergency management agencies.

Network Launch Meeting

The Vermont Arts Council has partnered with the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration and the Vermont Emergency Management Association to develop this nexus with support from the Performing Arts Readiness Project. The work of the network is to help the arts and culture sector to mitigate the impact of disasters, ensuring that our communities recover quickly and grow more resilient.

Who Should Attend

Representatives of arts organizations, theaters, galleries, museums, historical societies, libraries, creative businesses, and municipalities as well as performing arts presenters and artists.


The September meeting will feature a discussion about the role of the network and offer a variety of trainings and resources on risk assessment, emergency planning, funding for recovery, and more. Details here.


Registration closed.


Send an email to Rachel Onuf of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration or call her at 802.828.2204.

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Questions regarding accessibility should be addressed to Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator, Vermont Arts Council, by way of [email protected] or by calling 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls welcome.

The Chandler Center for the Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We will make every effort to accommodate requests made by August 23, 2019.

admin-place July 31, 2019