A lot of energy and good ideas flow when you put arts organizations in the same room with 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? 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.
The United Nations defines community development as “a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.” Historic Preservation plays an important role in community development, particularly when so much of Vermont’s preservation work is focused in our downtowns and village centers. We offer this retreat for any nonprofit, for profit, community supported enterprise, or public facility taking on or exploring a building rehabilitation project or a project that strengthens their community.
Registration opening by February 1, 2018