Nexus Next Steps
Calling all Southern Vermont creatives, legislators, town managers and planners, economic development folks, and community movers and shakers! A follow-up to the widely attended
Nexus of Arts and Creative Economy
is set for August 23 at the Bennington Museum. The region is abuzz with creative economy talk via the Southern Vermont Economy Project, the Bennington County Cultural Plan, the Confluence Project, and the work of Creative Network Zone Leader Robert McBride, among others.
The August meeting, entitled "Crash to Creativity," builds on the Bennington Museum's current exhibition of the same name exploring the New Deal in Vermont. Attendees will explore the impact of creative projects on the economic vitality of the southern region of our state. The keynote speaker is legislator and artist Rep. Bill Botzow, whose exhibit "Cambium" is also on display at the museum. Other speakers include: Sheela Harden, Bennington Potters; Robert Wolterstorff, Bennington Museum; Amy Cunningham, Vermont Arts Council; Julia Dixon, creative economy consultant for the Bennington County Cultural Plan; and a representative from the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.