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Past Editions

July 2017  Network First Report | Town Plan Study 2016 | Arts and Economic Prosperity data | “The Urban Crisis” review

June 2017   The Vermont Rural Innovation Hub | next Summit dates November 8 and 9 | USDA grant to Creative Network | AFTA’s pARTnership movement | tax credits to maker and co-working spaces

May 2017  all Zone Teams established | summit in November | town plan study conducted

April 2017  creative community conferences | zone updates | social investing

February 2017  defining the creative sector | climate change and creative solutions | virtual reality in art | professional development

January 2017  researching town plans | funders gathering in March | strategic planning begins | results, process, and relationships at play | review creative zone meeting | the arts in community | national arts funding questions

2016

December 2016  Network next steps | working with the arts | creatives in communities | a South Burlington Arts Center

November 2016  Network Convening | more networks | arts bring vibrancy to rural communities | Vermont Creative Learning Forum convenes

October 2016  Chittenden County team | Network convening | Vermont Community Foundation support continues | creative workers survey | USDA supports arts and culture

September 2016  Network Convening November 10 | Four-County Leadership Team | Vermonters strong arts participants | NEFA survey on creative work | Innovation Week in Burlington

August 2016  steering team has four new members | Emily Titterton is arts content specialist at Agency of Education | Anne DeMarle contributes to “Market Watch” | inaugural Maker Place Conference held

July 2016  employment statistics for Vermont’s creative economy | Spotlight on Farm to Plate | Six Zones’ progress on Action Roadmap

June 2016  new name for newsletter | Network steering team | resource reading list | Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact

May 2016  newsletter name contest | legislature passes bill establishing the Network | stay involved | NEK creative zone established | Vermont Community Development Association hosts The Entrepreneurial Pipeline | community story: Swanton Arts Council established

April 2016  bill to establish Network moves from House to Senate | Southern creative zone established | Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission initiates creative economy strategic plan | National Core Arts Standards approved

March 2016  economic development bill passes, includes Network | Regional Development Corporations join Network as partner | New Mexico’s Create Act, VCRD study still serves| maker spaces

January 2016  bill to establish Network proposed | steering team established |collective impact | creative zones to be established

2015

12/22/2015 Happy Holidays from VCN

12/01/2015 VCN Summit Recap and Next Steps

10/26/2015 10 Days Until the VCN Summit in Montpelier

10/16/2015 Summit Pricing – Catch it While You Can

10/08/2015 Autumn Greetings From VCN

9/23/2015 Autumn Greetings From VCN

9/15/2015 September Greetings From VCN

8/20/2015 August Update From VCN

7/24/2015 Summer Updates From VCN

7/03/2015 Join Us This Month – Upcoming Input Meetings from VCN

6/22/2015 Inaugural VCN Newsletter