ABOUT US - A Brief Look
Executive Director - Martha Fitch
Mailing Address: PO Box 938, Montpelier VT 05601
Phone: (802) 223-3380 Fax (802) 223-7974
Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10:00 - 6:00
The Vermont Crafts Council is dedicated to the advancement of Vermont crafts within Vermont and nationally, through education of the public, and the visual arts and crafts community.
Founded: 1990 by a group of crafts people and representatives of craft organizations from around the state.
Annual membership fee: $60
Number of members in 2011: 390
Member Profile: Visual artists and craftspeople including novices and veterans working with clay, wood, metal, fiber, glass, painting, drawing, printmaking, and paper. Teachers of art or craft. Craft and Visual arts organizations. Galleries and shops.
Membership Guidelines: Anyone can be a member of the Vermont Crafts Council.
Event Calendar - General
Web Site Updates Ongoing
Annual Craft Arts Marketing Conference April
Preparing Your Studio for Visitors April & September
Open Studio Weekend Memorial Day Weekend, last weekend in May
Foliage Open Studio Weekend - first weekend in October usually, but confirm dates to be sure.
Services and Benefits
Member Web Page with picture and website link, on vermontcrafts.com
Reduced Fees on conferences
Network of referrals and information about business services for visual arts businesses
Advocacy at the state level for the visual arts community.
The Vermont Crafts Council is governed by a board of directors drawn from its membership. The board meets five times a year.
The annual meeting of the organization is held at the same time as the annual marketing conference in April.