Flynn support for artists and the creative process takes many different forms.
The Flynn annually presents a season of performances and student matinees, featuring local, national and international artists.
Local Performing Artists
The Flynn is committed to serving local performing artists through commissioning, presenting and offering special rates for artists looking to rent space. The Flynn also offers local and regional artists opportunities to teach as members of the FlynnArts faculty and to take masterclasses with visiting artists.
Vermont Artist Space Grant
The Vermont Artists' Space Grant (formerly known as the New Arts Space Assistance (N.A.S.A.) Grant) provides Vermont artists or groups with the opportunity to create, rehearse, and perform new work at the Flynn. The grant offers free studio space and the opportunity to present an informal public showing of the work in FlynnSpace or one of the Flynn's education studios. Recent recipients include: Heather Bryce, Toby MacNutt, and Angela Albeck and Marianne DiMascio.
In recent years, with support from the National Performance Network, the Flynn Center co-commissioned new works by local and national artists including: Nora Chipaumire, Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Burlington Taiko, Ain Gordon, Lucky Plush Productions, So Percussion, Robin Fawcett, Joan Robinson, Susan Sgorbati, Paul Asbell, AXIS Dance Company, Jennifer Higdon, John Jasperse, Pomo Afro Homos and more.
Many local and touring artists further engage with our community by offering residency activities such as masterclasses, workshops, pre-performance discussions, talkbacks, listening sessions and more; including extended residencies with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with Last Super at Uncle Tom’s Cabin; and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange with the Hallelujah Project.
The Amy E. Tarrant Gallery’s mission is to support regional visual artists and the community by presenting quality artwork and in some cases context for selected performances, in our gallery space. The exhibitions rotate approximately four times a year and are open for viewing on Saturdays, First Fridays, for the annual SEABA Art Hop weekend, and to patrons on performance nights. The gallery has supported a wide variety of Vermont artists including Gary Hall, Mikey Welsh, Harry Bliss, Alison Bechdel, Hal Mayforth, Corliss Blakely and many more.