Ear to the Ground is part of an extensive network of creative professionals supporting healthier, more resilient places to live, learn, work and play. We work with Vermont schools, towns, state, regional, and local organizations. Here are some of the amazing changemakers we have been honored to team up with:
"Ear to the Ground brings enthusiasm, creativity, and technical expertise to all of their work. Claire is supremely effective at unleashing the potential of engaged community members to get great things done." - Jon Copans, Program Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD)
"Ear to the Ground was incredibly organized and patient as we sought funding for the project...Claire was able to take a raw idea and help shape it into a concept for what it could look like in the school, while allowing for flexibility in the evolution of the project". - School Principal, Artist-in-Residence project
“Claire is energetic, intelligent and fun to work with. She truly impressed me with her passion for helping the community succeed by managing a robust planning process, with innovative community engagement which led the community to action.” – Richard Amore, VT Department of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD)
"Ear to the Ground is brilliant at making spaces where people of all types and talents can come together to create. Claire is a gifted artist who is patient, welcoming and encouraging. She celebrates the process as much as the product. My children and I have loved the opportunity to work alongside her. She is a valuable contributor to the creative scene.” – Andrea Ward, Workshop Participant
"Claire's attention to details in any planning process have blown me away - she has the patience for deep listening and holds creative space to allow for the emergence of a community's hopes and dreams. her clarity within structured and messy processes inspires me." - Nadine Canter Barnicle, Community Engagement Specialist, The New Perennials @ Middlebury College
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