Ethnography

Ethnography

ETHNOGRAPHY The goal of ethnographic inquiry, the research methodology we employ, is to understand human experience from the perspective of the people to whom that experience belongs. Ethnographic principles of mutual respect, collaboration and partnership guide the outreach programs you make possible.

Archive

Archive

ARCHIVE Private contributions by individuals like you are a primary source of support for our Archive infrastructure, which preserves the cultural legacy of Vermont through more than 20,000 historic and contemporary photographs, 5000 audio and video recordings of interviews and music, transcripts, field notes, photographs and family memories.

Exhibits

Exhibits

EXHIBITS Your donations help to make people visible to one another by sharing the experiences of Vermonters past and present through multi-media exhibits in our Middlebury gallery and traveling exhibit program - such as The Golden Cage: Mexican Migrant Workers and Vermont Dairy Farmers, pictured above.

Education

Education

EDUCATION Support from many individual contributors is pooled to underwrite the cost of our work with educators and students in designing place-based learning experiences that get students out of the classrooms to explore their communities.

Events

Events

EVENTS Public programs including lectures, panel discussions, and community events at our headquarters in Middlebury, VT are made possible with your generosity - such as our annual Day of the Dead celebration; altar pictured above.

7 Apprenticeships

7 Apprenticeships

APPRENTICESHIPS Private gifts from individuals like you are combined with federal funding from the NEA to make grants to master artists engaged in the intergenerational teaching of traditional arts, such as blacksmithing, Yankee fiddle music, Bosnian dance, and more.

8 Sustainability

8 Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY We sustain the cultural practices that make us who we are by together supporting artists like A2VT - a group of New American musicians who combine traditional forms with hip hop - connecting past and present to ensure a vibrant future. Above, A2VT at ArtsRiot.