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Arts & Cultural Heritage: September 21 and 22, 2020
On-line Retreat

A lot of energy and good ideas flow when you connect arts organizations, theaters, historical societies and cultural heritage buffs. Do you have an underutilized public space that could be transformed through arts and cultural programming? Are you interested in finding ways to draw new audiences to your cultural facility or historic property? Are you interested in learning about funding opportunities for restoration, archival storage or offering new programs?  Whether the context is churches doubling as performance venues, historic sites hosting art installations, or industrial spaces being repurposed for community use, this retreat promises an interesting and inspiring mix of ideas and resources.

The group retreat portion of the Arts & Cultural Heritage Retreat begins Monday at 1:00 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. Attendees will spend five minutes sharing a challenge or issue that once solved will move their project forward.  These brief presentations will be followed by a group discussions with peers, funders and technical support providers.

If you find that you need more specific information from funders, you will be offered an opportunity immediately following the group retreat portion to sign-up for 15 minute chats with funders: Lisa Ryan from the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Michele Bailey from The Vermont Arts Council and/or Caitlin Corkins from The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Funders will provide guidance for specific funding sources available for your project. These chats will happen in Zoom Break-out Rooms in 15-minute increments offered Tuesday morning from 9 am to noon.

Space is limited to 9 projects. Multiple people per project may attend.

Registration Deadline: September 14

Once registered, you will receive an email approximately one week before the workshop with the directions to join via Zoom as well as helpful hints. If you have any questions, please be in touch with Lisa Ryan directly at (802) 917-2994 or

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