Catamount Film and Arts
Catamount Arts was founded in 1975 with a mission of enhancing the cultural climate of northern Vermont and New Hampshire (one of the poorest areas in country). Integration of the arts into community life has been our guiding principle and we attempt to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the arts through a diversified schedule of film, music, theater, dance, and the visual arts. Catamount’s role as the Northeast Kingdom’s primary source of arts and culture vastly expanded with opening of its new Community Arts Center in 2008 which features two movie theaters, allowing Catamount Arts to present a regular schedule of acclaimed foreign-language and independent films; two state-of-the-art classrooms, which are used for art, computer and music education; an 80-seat performance space dedicated to regular performances by local artists; and a gallery showcasing local and area artists’ work. Today, Catamount annually presents an extensive series of performances in the Arts Center and at venues throughout Northern Vermont and New Hampshire bringing in nationally known touring artists as well as accomplished local performers. Serving as the Regional Arts Organization for the area, one of Catamount’s key objectives is to assist local performers and arts organizations expand their administrative, marketing and promotional capacity. Catamount partners with many outstanding arts organizations to bring world class performances throughout the region, open eyes to different cultures, boost the local economy and serve as the heart-beat of our community. Catamount has a long history of working with local schools and is implementing a new arts education program throughout the region that will bring the magic of the Arts to low income kids via summer camps, after school programs and classroom instruction.