On March 3, 2021

Statewide mural project to help communities create the change they want

Registration is now open for communities to join the Vermont Mural Project. The Community Engagement Lab, Juniper Creative Arts and the Vermont Folklife Center are partners on the statewide project, which features a collaborative mural-making process to guide communities to build vision statements and action plans that address the social and environmental justice issues they care about.

The project brings together community teams of young people, educators and community members to work alongside teaching artists, muralists and local social and environmental justice partners to amplify youth voices, strengthen civic agency, and create a visual story of their collective hopes for a more equitable and resilient Vermont.

“We are excited to be collaborating with the Vermont Folklife Center and the inspiring mural team at Juniper Creative Arts to bring the Vermont Mural Project to life,” said Jenn Wood, managing director at the Community Engagement Lab. “Community mural-making has a long, successful history of bringing people together in a creative process that builds trust and mutual respect for one another.”

The Vermont Mural Project is seeking to have at least one mural created in each of the 14  Vermont counties. All of the murals will be temporarily displayed in Montpelier at the One World Festival of Arts & Imagination, in September 2021.

For more information visit CommunityEngagementLab.org.

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