Mission: Our Mission is to cultivate the Arts as an integral part of community life by inspiring appreciation of and participation in the Arts and by promoting the Arts throughout Northern Vermont and New Hampshire.
Results: — Screened over 150 high quality independent and international films… without question the most impressive cinematic line-up in Vermont!
— Held more than 200 special weeknight screenings.
— Organized and managed First Night St. Johnsbury 2013, featuring over 65 acts and 175 performances in 18 venues, attracting nearly 3000 attendees.
— Featured the works of over 50 artists in the various galleries including the addition of the Catamount Annex Gallery at Dylan’s Restaurant.
— Partnered with Circus Smirkus for successful ticketing for 2012 Circus Tour.
— Continued formal Planned Giving Program with the VT Community Foundation and secured several participants.
— Hosted the Green Mountain Film Festival for the third year and featured 38 film screenings over 3 days, including the Catamount Art’s High School Filmmakers Showcase which included entrants from all over the world.
— Expanded the Kids ROCK family arts program to include the free Family Film Festival which featured a free summer Muppets Film Festival.
— Partnered with Kingdom County Productions to present Michael Cleveland, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Buddy Guy, Paula Poundstone, Momix, Clint Black, The Irish Tenors, and the National Circus of China.
— Continued collaboration and shared benefits with the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH.
— Became the major ticketing outlet for the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line and Church Street Arts in Haverill.
— Collaborated with the Northeast Kingdom Classical Series to help ticket and promote their four concerts.
— Expanded Independent Lens into an evening presentation.
— Added more Social Circles, including a Film Circle and a Fiber Arts Circle.
— Hosted 8 school time performances at Fuller Hall, which were attended by over 4500 students from Northeast Kingdom elementary schools.
— Featured over 50 live music events in the Cabaret Room including the weekly substance free Teen Open Mic series.
— Simulcast of the Metropolitan Opera Live and summer series for a record breaking third year.
— Simulcast the National Theater of London in six well-received performances during its third season.
— Served as a venue for over 25 community organizations & dozens of local businesses…OSHER, Youth Services, St. J Food Coop, etc.
— Presented the second annual Kingdom Bluegrass Jamboree.
— Began a year – long series of “Courageous Conversations” on topics of local interest and concern.
— Presented simulcast of 14 ballets from The Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet of London.
— Hosted a record setting Benefit Auction – and made the night St. Johnsbury’s social event of the year.
— Collaborated with the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival to provide ticketing, publicity and event planning.
— Mounted the fourth annual car raffle – the most successful raffle to date.
Target demographics: No single person is excluded access.
Geographic areas served: Northeastern Vermont and Northern New Hampshire
Programs: Catamount Film Series, Arts Education, Courageous Conversations Through Art, Schooltime Shows, First Night, Monthly Gallery Exhibits, Substance Free Teen Dances
Professional with expertise in this field,10/12/2015
I wanted to help get my college students experience making creative messaging videos. In wanting to help a local arts charity it was more that I expected. The class and school ended up getting more insight about film curating and marketing than I could have taught them.
Professional with expertise in this field,09/28/2014
From local film slams, live concerts & theatre, photo exhibits, kids camps and the best art house movie - Catamount Arts puts its head, heart and back into helping the creative economy pay dividends culturally and economically.
Catamount Arts is a terrific non-profit in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The breadth of its programming is amazing with two attractive theaters for film, a Cabaret for live performances, a lovely art gallery, classrooms, and a separate building for arts education. With a small paid staff and an enthusiastic group of board members and volunteers, so much is accomplished. We host the Met HD Live as well as HD theater and ballet performances. Monthly live bluegrass jams and folk music evenings are offered free of charge in our Cabaret. Collaboration with other non-profits in our town allow for a rich experience. For example this week an art opening was held in our gallery with the artist speaking about her paintings which have a theme related to old growth New England forests and ecology. That same evening, Elizabeth Kolbert, correspondent for The New Yorker Magazine and author How fortunate we are to live in this beautiful area with these marvelous opportunities.
The cultural enrichment that Catamount brings to our community is outstanding. Not only do they offer wonderful films, fantastic gallery showings and educational opportunities but they collaborate with community partners to bring arts and culture to the NEK! We are so fortunate to have such an amazing non profit organization serving individuals from youth to elderly.
St Johnsbury is so fortunate to have this amazing organization,located right here.. I have volunteered for a couple years now and look forward to many more..Can't say enough about the quality of ALL their programs and events
Professional with expertise in this field,10/01/2015
Catamount is really exceeding expectations for the services it provides to the community - in serving as a ticketing hub, educational activities provider, performing arts presenter and venue, and more. As a resident of the area who lived for a time in NYC before returning, I'm thrilled to have this as a resource so close to where I live.
Operating in one of the most rural areas of the United States, and one with fierce beauty but tough economics, Catamount Arts has provided top notch cultural and artistic expression, experiences, and collaboration for many years. World class artists. Inspiring arts. Manages to stay solvent and even thrives. Partners and collaborates readily with others. A model for how an arts organization - even a general non profit - should be.