The Network’s guiding statement: Vermont’s creative sector advances positive quality of life and economic outcomes. These outcomes are well represented in the Council’s work with the Vermonter Poll:
We know that:
- 85% of Vermonters agree that the arts are an important part of their community
- 94% of Vermonters agree that the arts should be integrated into K-12 schools
- 76% of Vermont households engage in some art activity at least several times per year, 61% at least once per month
The Vermont Creative Network is grateful for this important endorsement from the Vermont Community Foundation.
Three initiatives established during the Council’s fiftieth yearshape our current work: implementing a five-year plan for integrating the arts into the education of every Vermont child, establishing the Vermont Creative Network, and marketing the arts in Vermont.
We envision a Vermont where everyone in the state has access to the arts and creativity in their life, education, and community. Through its programs and services, the Council strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and to maximize opportunities for everyone to experience the arts.