Arts Council Of Windham County Inc

Rating: 4.69 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 69 Main St Brattleboro VT 05301 USA

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Arts Council of Windham County serves as an umbrella organization for a variety of arts entities in the Windham County, Vermont area — including Gallery Walk, the first (and best!) downtown First-Friday gallery event in Vermont; Art in the Neighborhood, bringing art to underserved parts of the community; the Art of Breastfeeding; and many other projects.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the form of Gallery Walk and other community arts events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it enough money to hire an executive director so it could be even more effective in keeping Brattleboro one of the best Arts Towns in the country.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Back in 2001, the Arts Council of Windham County procured a grant to fund a year of my services as promotional coordinator of Brattleboro's monthly first-Friday Gallery Walk, a community project for which they had assumed responsibility when its founder moved away. I expanded venue dues and advertising revenue for the project to become generally self-sufficient, but the Council's ongoing commitment and advocacy has been a vital support, too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have participated in gatherings the Council organized to explore the needs of artists and arts organizations in the area. I served as a board member in the early 1990s and helped with other Council publications: a quarterly journal celebrating area arts and a calendar of events and other arty resources published each season. I have also assisted with promotional materials for their long-running annual Student Art Month and Arts & Humanities Month celebrations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Council has been in the habit of regularly reexamining its role in the community and changing its focus and its efforts in response to what they find most needful -- no small feat with so many strong and self-directed arts organizations in their purview.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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What is unique about this organization?

It is located in a county with an extraordinary number of artists, writers, musicians, actors, and arts organizations per population.

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