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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


April 10, 3:00-3:45



The Info Session will present how this weeklong planning retreat supports educators to collaborate with a teaching artist to invigorate their classroom with joyful, creative experiences that strengthen students' love for learning. The session will be led by PDL faculty, including: Susan Hennessey, Technology Integration Coach at RNSU; Emily Ross, 5th Grade Humanities Teacher at Newbury Elementary; and Erin Maile O'Keefe, CEL Teaching Artist.

LEARN MORE about the Project Design Lab

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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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