Statement of Solidarity
BarnArts stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all people standing up against the systemic racism and white supremacy embedded in our country since its founding. We believe in the power of art to confront wrongs and speak truth and are dedicated to that higher purpose in the art we create and present.
Art can provoke and it can heal, but it can not stay silent, and we at BarnArts are committed to walking the talk and actively support healing through truth and justice. We will continue to educate ourselves, educate others and take responsibility. We acknowledge that we are living and working on land taken from the Abenaki and commit to righting wrongs within our own community as well as throughout our country.
Please lend your support to Vermont organizations fighting for social justice: Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington, Clemmons Family Farm, JAG Productions, Justice for All, Migrant Justice, RISE!, Root Social Justice Center, Vermont Abenaki Artist Association.
JAG Productions is founded and led by BarnArts founder Jarvis Green and is dedicated to revealing and validating the black experience through the power of theater. We stand with JAG and support JAG’s Statement in Response to the Murder of George Floyd.
BarnArts is beginning to organize a summer social justice music and speakers event to give voice and offer support amid our community. More info soon!
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What’s next for BarnArts?
The vision of BarnArts is to foster and continuously support a community that views art as essential to social well-being, a community where a thriving arts culture and a thriving rural economy are mutually supportive, where the careers of artist, teacher and farmer are equally valued, and where time is set aside for the pursuit of creativity and shared learning.