The Vermont Arts Council is partnering with the Media Factory to present a series of online workshops, tech sessions, and consulting services to support Vermont cultural organizations.

The pandemic has made clear that digital arts programming is here to stay. Yet Vermont's cultural organizations have varying levels of digital readiness and different needs, from identifying the best live-streaming equipment, to navigating streaming rights, marketing digital content, training staff, or hiring a website designer. In 2021, the Vermont legislature approved $1.15 million in funding to the Arts Council to help build the digital capacity of Vermont cultural organizations. In addition to our new Digital Capacity Grant Program now accepting applications through April 20, 2022, we are offering an array of free Digital Capacity Technical Assistance opportunities. Read on for details!
1:1 Consultations
The Council invites arts organizations to consult with Media Factory's professional mediamakers to plan digital programming projects, including assessing equipment and project needs and exploring concepts and feasibility. These hour-long sessions are free and are scheduled first-come, first-served. Please only sign up for one session. Schedule a consultation.
Through these sessions, Media Factory professionals will help cultural organizations identify the tools and strategies they need to build their capacity to create digital media and engage with their audience in new ways. Participation is free to Vermont nonprofit arts and culture organizations. This series will be offered again in July.
March 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Production Elements. A comprehensive introduction to video production techniques.

April 13, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Editing Essentials. A comprehensive introduction to video production techniques.

April 27, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Going Live with What You Got. A comprehensive guide to livestreaming events and discussions.

Closed captioning will be provided.

We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your participation in the workshop. We will make every effort to honor your requests when they are made two weeks prior to the event. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator at [email protected] or at 802.402.4614. Voice and relay calls welcome.
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Photo: Students at the Governor's Institute of Vermont use video editing software.
Credit: Governor's Institute of Vermont.