About Us...

Upper Valley Arts is a small non-profit organization based in the Upper Valley area of Vermont and New Hampshire. Our goal is to promote the performing and cinematic arts in the region. We support local filmmakers, writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians by holding readings and performances, sponsoring projects, providing instructions, and lending filmmaking equipment.

We recently worked with a group of award-winning Vermont filmmakers to make the celebrated 6-part film series: Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie. This collaborative film weaves together history, politics and culture, resulting in a rich tapestry that connects Vermont's present, past and future. Our current projects include a short film contest for young Vermonters, aged 14-25: What does Vermont mean to them? What are they passionate about? What are their dreams and aspirations?

The contest deadline is April, 2015. For more information go to: Freedom & Unity TV.

Festival sponsors include the Vermont Arts Council, Bay and Paul Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation.

We also hold occasional critique sessions and music jams, where artists present work-in-progress and get feedback from other artists. Please contact us if you would like to participate; currently through David Ferm or Nora Jacobson.