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November 2015

VCN Summit

Many thanks to all who attended the Vermont Creative Network Summit in Montpelier on Vermont College of Fine Art’s lovely campus. We were thrilled with the turnout and are so glad that you could be there to share your energy and input. The weather was just right too!

July 2015

Bennington

Thursday, July 23
Bennington Museum. About a dozen folks from Bennington and surrounding communities talked together about the bubbling up of a collection of topics for consideration as the Network continues to develop. The Arts Council proposes that six ideas characterize the input heard from about 750 Vermonters. These six ideas will frame the Network’s Action Agenda. […]

VISIBILITY

Alternatively expressed as awareness, branding, coordination, display, exposure, marketing, outreach, promotion, showcase, tourism.

RESOURCES

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is about the co-evolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, Appreciative Inquiry involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms.

Collective impact is the commitment […]

LEADERSHIP

Alternatively expressed as agency, champion, legacy, stewardship, voice

FUNDING

Alternatively expressed as capital, creative economy, economy, leverage

EDUCATION

Alternatively expressed as access, life-long learning, schools and families

COMMUNITY

Alternatively expressed as collaboration, creative place, gatherings, hub, ‘infracollaboration,’ interactive connection, jobs, networking, placemaking

Middlebury

Friday, July 17
Ilsley Public Library. About fifteen Vermonters from around Middlebury, and as far away as Stowe. The group’s discussion forwarded these overarching topics for the Network:

COMMUNICATION / BRAINSTORMING
FUNDING
EDUCATION / INFORMATION
SHARING / ASSETS

 

GIA, Castleton

Castleton State College, Castleton
Wednesday, July 8
125 students from all four corners of the state, 35 faculty members, 20 community members. Awesome! […]