"The retreat was a lovely and very informative interlude, a great combination of fun and work. I came away feeling optimistic about the remaining pieces of the Pawlet Town Hall puzzle."
-- Elizabeth Gibson, Pawlet Town Hall
Silo Art by Mary Lacy
Arts & Cultural Heritage Retreat:
October 10-11, 2016
A lot of energy and good ideas flow when you put arts organizations in the same room with cultural heritage buffs.
Do you have an underutilized public space that could be transformed through arts and cultural programming? Are you interested in finding ways to draw new audiences to your cultural facility or historic property? Whether the context is churches doubling as performance venues, historic sites hosting art installations, or industrial spaces being repurposed for community use, this retreat promises an interesting and inspiring mix of ideas.
The retreats are designed to encourage peer to peer learning as well as connect people with the technical assistance and funding they need for their projects to succeed. Attendees will be asked to share information about their project that frames a situation or challenge that once overcome will help move that project forward.
All retreats begin at 3:00 and end after lunch the following day. Space is limited to around 20 participants with a limited number of single rooms, so reservations should be made as early as possible. The 2016 costs are $95 for a shared room and $125 for a single room.
All meals are included and there is plenty of time for casual conversation and contemplative moments...all part of the retreat experience!