Robert McBride

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The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project engages in the community by developing awareness of the arts, creating vitality in the community with the arts,and demonstrating that the arts favorably impact the local economy.

Art Makes a Difference! is our theme.

Discover the many events and projects happening in the greater Rockingham, Vermont community and beyond here on our website. The arts in our community have grown exponentially, contributing to the revitalization of our community.

Perhaps you have your own ideas that you would like to see put into action. Whether you are a doer, a contributor, a supporter, a visitor, or just an observer, it’s hard to deny that…art makes a difference! Sign up to be on our RAMP Google Group (above) to be informed of all the latest happenings, from community events to artist announcements.     –Robert McBride, Founding Director

 Southern Vermont Creative Meeting: Crash to Creativity

Thursday, August 23, 9:30 a.m.-Noon at the Bennington Museum, Bennington VT

Please register here

The event is a follow-up to the creative meeting held in Putney on April 9, 2018, which brought together state officials, artists and others affiliated with the creative economy for a discussion of ongoing creative placemaking initiatives in Southern Vermont, as well as data on the creative economy recently compiled by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

In convening this second summit, we are drawing inspiration from the Bennington Museum’s summer exhibition, “Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont” to ask how government and creatives can partner together to revitalize the community and economy of Southern Vermont. We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker for the event is artist, legislator, and Chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, Rep. Bill Botzow, whose exhibition “Cambium” is also on view at the museum. 

The link to the registration page, which includes additional details about the event, is provided above. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the event or the logistics of getting to Bennington. Please also pass the word along to others who might be interested to attend.

RAMP truly believes that art makes a difference! For over twenty years, RAMP has initiated and collaborated creatively in order to involve artists and the arts in community revitalization. RAMP strives to: make art accessible for all, promote affordable housing for artists, organize town meetings, act as fiscal agent for start-up art groups, maintain an open door policy to share ideas and offer support, identify and create venues for public art.  RAMP collaborates with many organizations and is supported by generous funders – First Light, Windham Foundation and Vermont Arts Council.