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Cultural Equity

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

Project Design Lab project at Winooski Middle School — Gowri Savoor, teaching artist

This is a living document that we will update to reflect our ongoing learning and the actions we are taking to model our commitments to racial and cultural equity. We invite community feedback through the form at the bottom of this page.


In the fall of 2021, we commissioned an equity assessment of our organization and our staff focused their time on learning more about diversity, equity and belonging and the systemic presence of white supremacy culture in our lives and organization. 

The equity assessment included interviews and focus groups conducted by an independent consultant with individuals who have worked closely with us, currently and in the past, including artists, staff, Board members and partners. 

This work has fostered organizational learning and change in our services and organizational culture, as described below, to be more centered in the practices and principles of diversity, equity and belonging. 


The following statements include actions we have taken to model our equity commitments. We will update this page regularly as our commitments evolve and we implement new actions to strengthen them. 

  • What is tuition to attend the Project Design Lab?
    $2,000 for three graduate credits, or $1,790 for a Certificate of Participation for 40 hours of relicensing credits. Awarded through Vermont State University.
  • What is included with my tuition fee?
    A private air-conditioned dorm room at the University of Vermont on June 24-27, with centrally located private bath, breakfast and lunch. Everyone is on their own for dinner in Burlington.

We invite your feedback on our commitments and aspirations to cultural equity. Our team will consider and discuss all feedback.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and help us to grow.


We are stronger together.

Contact info is optional.

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