Arts News for December 21, 2017  
Season's Greetings From the Vermont Arts Council!

 
Council Seeks Deputy Director

The Council is searching for a dynamic and passionate individual to serve as deputy director. Working closely with the executive director, the deputy director will be responsible for managing the Council's programs and day-to-day operations. This position will also have primary responsibility for oversight of the Vermont Creative Network, an innovative statewide collective working to advance Vermont's diverse creative sector. Applications will be accepted until January 22, 2018 and will be kept strictly confidential.
Arts Briefs
Vermont Studio Center's Vermont Artists Week offers artists and writers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their studio practice, share their creative work with others, and establish networks.
  Get the details.
Lost Nation Theater invites actors, singers, and movers age 15 and above to audition for its upcoming season, including "The Humans," "Twelfth Night," "Urinetown-the Musical," and "Disappearances."
  Find out how to apply
New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) seeks a dynamic and inspiring executive director responsible for achievement of the vision, mission, financial objectives, fund development, and strategic plan of NECCA.
  More information.
Upcoming Vermont Arts 2017 Events
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS WITH ELISABETH VON TRAPP
Highland Center for the Arts
December 21
Greensboro
multiple locations
December 22
Bristol
East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church
December 27
East Craftsbury
YOUNG TRADITION TOURING GROUP
Bishop Booth
Conference Center
December 27
Burlington
Spruce Peak Arts
December 30
Stowe
Town Hall Theater
December 31
Middlebury
Featured Story
Artist as Activists?

Not all art is activism. And, as novelist Chris Bohjalian points out, it probably shouldn't be.

But what about times that are too depressing for fiction - when it seems the world is falling apart? What draws an artist to their desk or studio? What can creative works offer that politics cannot?

It's not hard to guess one of the conclusions the author reaches as he entertains these ideas in this week's featured story: " Need for Artist Voices Never Greater."
The Vermont Arts Council is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts , which requires a 1:1 match from the Vermont State Legislature. Council grants, programs, and statewide arts promotion would not be possible without the critical funding provided by these government agencies.
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