Robert McBride

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For over twenty years, RAMP has initiated and collaborated creatively in order to involve artists and the arts in community revitalization. RAMP is committed to integrating the arts in the long-term sustainability of the community by creating effective partnerships that initiate and support: Accessibility, Affordable housing, Artist Town Meetings, Public Art Initiatives, and Policy Making.

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, and identify and create venues for public art.

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 (below) to be informed of all the latest happenings, from community events to artist announcements.     --Robert McBride, Founding Director

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Recent News

The Andrews Inn Historical Marker was recently installed in downtown Bellows Falls. Click here to read about the Inn and Out in the Open’s Andrews Inn Oral History Project.

The RAMP 2020 Art Raffle will be a Virtual Raffle this year, date to be determined.. Artwork can still be viewed here and tickets can still be purchased online via PayPal.

Black Lives Matter: Resources for Action

Click here to see a list of resources for potential action in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.




RAMP interviewing people making a difference in the community.

The Vermont Arts Council effectively supports artists and arts organizations.


RAMP acknowledges the land it works upon was stolen from the Sokoki Abanaki people, who had stewarded the land for generations before European settler colonialism.

RAMP collaborates with many organizations and is supported by generous funders, like the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chroma Technology, and individuals like you. Thank you.