Making a Living in the Arts in Vermont

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Vermont ranks
fourth in the number of artists living here per capita. That’s according to a new survey by the
National Endowment for the Arts. The
group used census figures to compile its data.
Vermont consistently ranks
high— it has the most writers per capita, and also the most fine artists per
capita. But are all of those artists
making a living? We look into the
advantages and challenges of being an artist in Vermont.
Our guests include Vermont Arts Council
Executive Director Alex Aldrich, and we hear from writer David Budbill and artist Alisa Dworsky. (Listen)


Then, we continue our series of interviews with Vermonters
who are finding innovative ways to change how we all think about energy and the
environment. We talk with UVM Engineering Dean
Domenico Grasso, about how science and engineering should be retooled to deal
with environmental challenges. Governor
Jim Douglas has chosen Grasso to help devise green-oriented economic
development strategies for Vermont.  (Listen)


Photos: Vermont artist Bob Dikon in Northfield, VT, AP Photo/Alden Pellett; Fused glass platters by Underhill artist Meryl Goldfarb


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