Vermont
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Cardboard Teck Instantute

Professors Ben t. Matchstick and Pete Talbot comprise the Cardboard Teck Instantute.  We are designers, puppeteers, makers, and go-getters.  We are the inventors of the PinBox 3000, a cardboard tabletop customizable pinball kit.  We are the creators of Grottoblaster, a hip hop infused fantasy adventure interactive puppet spectacle.  We create giant ephemeral cardboard sculptures and parade puppets.  We are award winners from the World Maker Faire and National Maker Faire.  We host summer camps and are frequent makers-in-residence at schools and after school programs.  We are members of the Generator maker space in Burlington.   We work in street show styles like Japanese kamishibai and medicine shows.  We make comics and music.  We are interdisciplinary.  We are always excited to create and collaborate.  Our mission is to Tilt the Future.

 

Additional Links: 
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We make our own media!

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ben t.
Job Title/Position: 
Professor of Cardboard Teck
Mailing Address: 
1 Court St #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Physical Address: 
1 Court St #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Last Name: 
Matchstick
Phone: 
8022798500

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - General
Design - Game
Media - Digital
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Band
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Cartooning / Graphic Novel
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
2015
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Art Studios
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Funding
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College
Awards: 
Ten Ribbons of Merit and three of Best in Education from World Maker Faire, Queens NY 2015
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Design
Literature
Media
Music
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000