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August 06, 2012

Vermont State Craft Center Standards Group Seeks Members

- The Vermont State Craft Center Overview Commission (VSCCOC) is seeking new volunteer representatives from the Vermont crafts community to develop, administer and review applications for State Craft Center or State Craft School designation.

Working with the Overview Commission, the Standards Group promotes crafts throughout Vermont and helps to grow and nurture the network of Vermont State Craft Centers statewide.

“Whether a gallery or an education center, Vermont State Craft Centers deepen the public’s understanding of the connection between the process of making something by hand and the beauty of the finished product through craft education. Galleries that have been designated as Vermont State Craft Centers demonstrate a commitment to quality Vermont made crafts while Vermont State Craft Schools provide a hands-on craft educational experience,” said Anne Majusiak, Chair of the Standards Group.

Vermont State Craft Centers and State Craft Schools that promote broader participation in crafts and raise the visibility of Vermont’s craft artists through education and exhibition may receive Vermont State Craft Center or State Craft School designation through an application process. The Standards Group facilitates the application process for designations and the annual review of designated State Craft Centers and State Craft Schools, and makes specific recommendations to the Overview Commission.

Standards Group committee members will:

Have knowledge of the Vermont crafts community

Attend routine Standards Group meetings

Attend subcommittee meetings as needed

Complete follow-up work between meetings as needed

Facilitate/organize at least one jury per year

Review jury committee recommendations

Present jury recommendations to the VSCCOC

Members must be comfortable working collaboratively both in person and online. Members of the Standards Group are reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their functions to the extent funds are available.

Please consider contributing your experience and leadership to serve the Vermont crafts community. Contact Martha Fitch at Vt1crafts@aol.com or complete the online Standards Group member questionnaire at: http://vermontcraftcenters.com/volunteer.html.

Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: August 06, 2012 11:23:09