ABOUT US

Creative Sector Survey now open!

We need your voice!  To better understand needs and to better serve the creative community, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has launched a regional survey and invite the Creative Sector  of all disciplines in Western Connecticut, Putnam and Westchester counties, to give input.  We hope to benchmark the needs of those who give so much back to our region. 

              OPPORTUNITIES

What We Offer

EMERGE by Hannah Munroe

Our Programs

Arts and culture should be accessible for everyone. It’s an important way for people to connect. It is an important part of thriving communities.

Sova Theater

Cultural Leadership

We work in collaboration with community businesses and organizations to harness creative resources to make an impact.

287 Gallery

Economic Impact

We have evidence that nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in Fairfield County—.

Hal Tweedy Photographer

Professional Development

Our Professional Development Series is directed to arts leaders, arts-related businesses, non-profit arts groups, and artists.

Create Impact with Us

Ridgefield Library
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Become A Member

When  you become a member, with us,  you join a network of creative thinkers, art lovers and makers, economic and cultural influencers.
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Get Involved

The Arts has an essential purpose in shaping a community’s
culture and business markets. There are many ways you can help advance art and culture.
              WE THANK OUR SUPPORTERS

Major Sponsors

The Cultural Alliance receives major funding from COA and serves as a regional partner for Western Connecticut.

Events

Sat 04
Sat 04

Born on the Fourth of July

July 4 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sun 05

Akhnaten (Philip Glass)

July 5 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

News & Updates

REOPENING CT ARTS VENUES: SCIENCE-BASED SAFETY Preparedness, Consumer Confidence, Clarity for Constituents Site Visit Findings Outdoor Venues, Audience/Visitor Safety & Museums

Public Health researchers and leaders, Drs. Sten Vermund and Krystal Pollitt, will offer arts organizations, venues, staff and boards science-based guidance and share the findings from site visits to and with arts leaders from the CT College Arboretum, Flock Theater, Florence Griswold Museum, Hill-stead Museum, Mark Twain House, Real Art Ways and New London’s waterfront stages and outdoor venues. This state-wide convening offers clarity, practical scientific advice, and an opportunity for you to ask questions related to risk-reduction strategies for Outdoor Venues, Audience/Visitor Safety & Museums.

$415,000 Awarded to CT Cultural Orgs – CARES Act Relief Grants

– Connecticut Humanities (CTH) recently awarded a total of $415,000 in operating support grants to fifty-six (56) organizations from across the state through its CARES Act Humanities Relief Grants. The CT Humanities CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant program is made possible with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ask Congress to Extend Pandemic Unemployment and the Paycheck Protection Program

The Coronavirus has had a devastating $8.4 billion economic impact loss on America’s arts sector with a 67% unemployment rate among artists and gig workers. Since the first U.S. case was reported in January, 96% of arts and culture organizations have cancelled events—some as far out as 2021—resulting in a loss of 325 million ticketed admissions and billions of dollars more lost in event-related spending by audiences at local businesses (restaurants, lodging, retail), impacting 533,000 jobs.