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The Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN) is coordinated by the Vermont Historical Records Program, based at the Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, and the Vermont Arts Council.  Developed with funding from the Performing Arts Readiness Project, VACDaRN builds relationships among people involved with arts and cultural heritage. The network provides resources and training in readiness and in how to respond in the event of an emergency to mitigate the impact of disasters and ensure that our communities recover quickly and grow more resilient.

VACDaRN builds off of the former Vermont Cultural Heritage and Art Recovery Team (VCHART), an outgrowth of the Vermont Alliance for Response Forum held in Woodstock, Vermont, in 2009 that brought together staff from interested cultural institutions and first responders to discuss the need for collaboration and preplanning prior to emergency situations.

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Rachel Onuf and Amy Cunningham 

Vermont Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum

August 31, 2009
Billings Farm and Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Agenda (PDF)
Summary (PDF)
Speaker Biographies (PDF)
Planning Committee (PDF)
Participant List (PDF)