Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Creative Sector Response and Recovery Forum, sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network.The Forum was an opportunity for state legislators to hear from the creative sector and learn more about how arts and culture are essential to Vermont's recovery; and to give people from the creative sector an opportunity to hear from, and share experiences with, legislators and policymakers. With nearly 500 registrations, this was the largest virtual event in the history of the Council and the Vermont Creative Network, and we were so pleased with the overwhelming response and participation of all those involved.
Visit this page to view the recording and more details about the event, including the results from the polls taken during the Forum. Find out what is keeping creatives up at night and what gives them hope.
Panelists and participants offered a range of perspectives, challenges and questions. Here are a few of the key themes we heard and read from participants:
Engaging arts and culture in Vermont's recovery efforts
Re-opening responsibly and safely
Providing assistance for the commercial sector
Navigating government relief
Sourcing Ideas and technical assistance for virtual engagement
Providing accessibility in the Covid-19 era
WHAT'S NEXT: We are planning a slate of future meetings, based on the questions and themes offered in the Forum. There will be more time for listening, more time for learning, so stay tuned by bookmarking this page. Or subscribe to receive updates.
Our next event is our second conversation and Q&A with State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Dr. Kelso will respond to questions and share Department of Health recommendations about Covid-19 with Vermont's creative sector. Register here.