Photo: Ember Photography
We bring people of all ages together in projects that activate their creativity to imagine and build more just and thriving communities.
We envision a Vermont that fully embraces the power of our collective creativity to imagine and co-create solutions that galvanize our communities and drive real change toward a more just and equitable society.
To address today’s extraordinary challenges and opportunities to achieve social and environmental justice, our three-year strategy will build capacity and connective tissue among committed teaching artists, young people, educators, cultural organizers, businesses, policy-makers and community leaders.
We will develop the nation’s foremost statewide teaching artist network, and strengthen the skills and capacities of Vermont’s teaching artists to be community leaders and catalysts for social change.
We focus on...
Empowering young people to be solution-makers
and contributors to the health and sustainability of their communities through bold arts-integrated projects co-designed by K-12 educators and teaching artists that build creative thinking skills and community partnerships.
Helping teaching artists thrive
as local leaders, community partnership developers, and creative catalysts for social change, through planning and learning with national leaders in the field.
Building community partnerships
that support young people learning in and with their community to strengthen the life skills needed for success in postsecondary learning, careers and life.
Strengthening our social imagination and civic agency
to inspire actions in ourselves and our communities that catalyzes the profound culture shift Vermont needs to achieve social and environmental justice.