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.

To see upcoming events with 3CVT, visit and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CornerstoneCreativeCommunity/

For more information please contact Kimberly Gilbert- kgilbert@trorc.org 802-457-3188 Extension 112.

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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.

Steering Committee Members

Tom Ayres, Art Administrator (retired), Randolph Economic Development Council

Seth Butler, Vermont Photojournalist & Documentary Photographer

Carrie Caouette-De Lallo, Founder, Chelsea Arts Collective

Sarah Danly, Network Manager, Farm to Plate

Karen Dillon, Executive Director, Chandler Center for the Arts

Mindy Fisher, Artist

Kimberly Gilbert, Planner, Two Rivers- Ottauquechee Regional Commission, 3CVT Zone Agent

Paige Greenfield, Planner, Two Rivers- Ottauquechee Regional Commission

Robert Haynes, Executive Director, GMEDC (Green Mountain Economic Development Corp.)

Nicholas Kekic, Artist, Tsuga Studios

Anni Mackay, Owner & Director, BigTown Gallery

Tracy Penfield, Artistic Director and Founder, SafeArt

Otto Pierce, Founder and Executive Director, The Sable Project

Liz Sunde, Co-founder, Music to Life

Chris Wood, Director, BALE (Building a Local Economy)

 

WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

• 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.

• 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.

• RESULTS BASED ACCOUNTABILITY (RBA) – initial training in the RBA system from Marlboro College to achieve coherent language, measurable outcomes, and a system of reflection for the committee.

• SURVEY OF CREATIVES- Responses from ~40 creatives in the 3CVT region, discussion marketing and branding experience. View the executive summary of the survey results here.

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

• VERMONT CREATIVE NETWORK ALL-IN GATHERING

 

Mashup Agendas

Mashup 1: 10/1/2017

Mashup 2: 3/25/2018

Mashup 3: 6/7/2018

Mashup 4: 9/18/2018

Mashup 5: 11/9/2018

All-In Gathering Agenda: 4/17/2019

 

Meeting Minutes

2019

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 2/20/2019

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 1/2/2019

 

2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 10/30/2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 7/24/2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 5/15/2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 5/11/2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 3/14/2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 2/28/2018

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 1/9/2018

 

2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 12/6/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 10/23/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 8/28/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 8/21/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 8/15/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 6/20/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 5/30/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 4/12/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 2/8/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 1/20/2017

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 1/18/2017

 

2016

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 12/12/2016

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 11/28/2016

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 11/15/2016

VCN 3CVT Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 11/1/2016