Cornerstone Creative Community (3CVT): a Zone of the Vermont Creative Network (VCN)

Cornerstone Creative Community (3CVT) is a committee of working volunteers convened by Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation, and the Vermont Council on the Arts. Operating independently, the goal of this committee is to broaden and build the future partnerships that will be needed within the creative economy at all levels.

In 2016 the Vermont Council on the Arts created the Vermont Creative Network. We are one of 6 zones — supported by a small stipend to cover administrative costs.

The 3CVT coverage area that is a forty-town region that stretches from the Connecticut River in the east to, Rochester, Stockbridge, and Bridgewater in the west. From Newbury and Topsham in the north, to Springfield and Chester in the south.

For more information please contact Chris Damiani- 802 457 3188

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3CVT Working Mission Statement

To boost the economic prosperity and interdisciplinary connections for the creative sector in the east central Vermont region.

3CVT Draft Bylaws

3CVT Draft Bylaws

Current Board Members

Anni Mackay (Big Town Gallery)

Caitlin Christiana ( Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Chris Damiani (Two Rivers- Ottauquechee Regional Commission)- 3CVT Zone Agent

Christopher Piana (Fable Farm)

Kimberly Gilbert (Two Rivers- Ottauquechee Regional Commission)

Nicholas Kekic (Tsuga Studios)

Otto Pierce (The Sable Project)

Bud Venturini (Big Town Gallery)

Seth Butler ()

Tracy Penfield (Safeart)




• MAP, Clearly defined & effective display of the 40 town region.

• EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, entitled Artists, Artisans and Entrepreneurs: Creative Economy of the East Central Vermont Region, prepared for TRORC & the East Central Vermont Economic Development Districtby Michael Kane Consulting, Inc.

Creative Economy Full Report ECV-Creative Economy Executive Summary-2016

Creative Economy Executive Summary-2016

• PLANNING PROCESS DETAILS, established a steering committee of volunteers meeting regularly to plan concrete action steps.

• CreativeGround PARTNERSHIP, populating an effective database of individuals and organizations working in the creative sector/economy.

Creative Ground

• RESULTS BASED ACCOUNTABILITY – Marlboro College, initial training in the RBA system to achieve coherent language, measurable outcomes, and a system of reflection for the comittee. FOR MORE INFO: www.bbvt.marlboro. edu

• MASHUP CONCEPT, relationship building & getting to know your neighbors in an effort to strengthen the creative economy

Agenda for Next Meeting

VCN 3CVT Board Meeting Agenda 10-23-17

Meeting Minutes