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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.

Project Design Lab 

July 10-14 / University of Vermont, Burlington

Registration OPEN

At the Project Design Lab an educator team from your school will collaborate with a teaching artist to design a project that uses creative engagement – making things we care about – to strengthen students engagement with your curriculum or school initiative and their well-being.


Participation in the Project Design Lab includes a seven-day teaching artist residency in your school next year to help implement your project. 


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Take the 41-second Creativity Pledge

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


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.

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