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Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
BURLINGTON CITY ARTS

Burlington City Arts’ mission is to nurture a dynamic relationship between art and community that makes quality arts experiences accessible to all regardless of economic, social or physical constraints.

Originally conceived as an all-volunteer organization, BCA has championed arts accessibility as necessary component of civic life since its inception in 1981. BCA became incorporated as a City department in 1990, and established a 501c3 in 1998, the BCA Foundation. Using its dual status to leverage private donations through public investment, BCA has become a force for improving the quality of life for all in our region, reclaiming underused parks by promoting family-friendly arts events; nurturing a small gallery into a top regional destination for contemporary art; steering the Discover Jazz Festival into a nationally renowned event in partnership with the Flynn; integrating public art into the built environment; providing studio spaces for all abilities, and creating an education and scholarship program that puts learning in the arts within every community member’s reach. In recent years, BCA has turned attention and resources to preserving rapidly disappearing space for the arts in Burlington and meeting increasing demand for community art studio and education opportunities.  In December of 2019, the BCA Foundation purchased a 33,000 square foot building in the heart of Burlington's arts and enterprise district, securing expansion space for BCA's arts education programs and setting a permanent footprint for the arts for future generations.

 

Additional Links: 
Burlington's unique street performer's festival produced by BCA
Burlington's New Year's Eve celebration produced by BCA and Signal Kitchen
Presented in partnership with community member's who are passionate about design
BCA's online home for art and activities, established during the pandemic

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Doreen
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Fax: 
802-865-5839
Mailing Address: 
135 Church St
BURLINGTON, VT 05401
Physical Address: 
135 Church St
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
Kraft
Phone: 
802-865-5356
TTY Phone: 
802-865-7142

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Architecture
Design - Fashion
Design - Graphic
Media - Film
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Cartooning / Graphic Novel
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
1981
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Councils / Agencies
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Funding
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
225
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Americans For the Arts Member
I am a Creative Communities Exchange Presenter
Awards: 
NEFA CCX Creative Economy Award - 2019

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities