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Creative Communities are Thriving Communities

We believe in the transformative power of creativity, innate in all people, and in its flexibility to be guided into activities that create lasting change.

TEACHING ARTIST ACADEMY REGISTRATION OPEN
 

The 2022 Teaching Artist Academy seeks to build the skills and capacities of teaching artists to lead creative engagement activities in school and community settings that strengthen the well-being of young people.—individually, in relationships, and in community. 

Two 2.5 hour online sessions will take place in September and October, followed by a two-and-a-half day overnight retreat at the Common Ground Center in Starksboro, VT.

Tuition is on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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WHAT IS CULTURAL EQUITY?

 

Acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen.

To support a full creative life for all, Community Engagement Lab commits to championing policies and practices of racial and cultural equity that build more just, inclusive, equitable and thriving communities. 

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OUR
MISSION

We bring people of all ages together in projects that activate their creativity to imagine and build more just and thriving communities.

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Project Design Lab project at Winooski Middle School — Gowri Savoor, teaching artist
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Community Engagement Lab is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Engagement Lab is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.