The Creative Network makes time for Vermont’s creatives to come together to learn, share, and think out loud.
It's ten years from now and Vermont's creative people, businesses, and organizations are thriving. National headlines name Vermont as the nation's most creative state. What does that look like? And how did we get here?
In fall 2020, the Vermont Creative Network along with hundreds of Vermont creatives participated in a comprehensive visioning planning process resulting in our first statewide creative sector action plan. We kicked things off with FutureJam on Oct. 6—a daylong visioning event of one-hour time slots for fast-paced 'jam sessions" to describe and shape a vision for Vermont's creative sector. “IdeaJams” continued the conversation throughout the fall in a series of chats about how to strengthen Vermont’s creative zones and disciplines. We launched an online hub for people to stay involved in the process: createvt.org.
On Monday, May 3, 2021 this process culminated in the launch of the CreateVT Action Plan. Watch a recording of the launch party.
The Summit connects all Vermont creatives. The inaugural Summit was held at Vermont College of Fine Arts in November 2015. The second Summit took place at the Vermont State House November 8 and 9, 2017.
The Convening connects the Network’s steering team and zone leadership teams. The inaugural Convening was held in Montpelier’s City Hall in November 2016. The second Convening took place at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph in October 2018.
Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN) first meeting
Held September 10, 2019. Details here.