Creative Sector Response & Recovery Forum
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
  • Centering equity
  • 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.

SURVEY: We look forward to working together in the coming months and welcome your thoughts, questions and feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey to help further shape the direction of the creative sector response and recovery.