Art with Ambition

We empower the arts community to grow the economy and enrich people’s lives. 

Call to Artists

Color Blind

It isn’t enough to be neutral in the fight against racism. To overcome the cloud of social stereotypes and to get beyond emotional response to someone of another race, we must unify.  As a society, we have grown up surrounded by racism, we know the stereotypes, and we share, in part, in the prejudices. How we got to this point may not be our fault, but making things better most certainly is our responsibility.  Deadline for entries March 31st.

Nesting and Migration

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has partnered with Aquila’s Nest Vineyards of Newtown to present two outdoor art shows inspired by the world of birds. Artists from Connecticut and New York are asked to submit proposals for exhibits, “Nesting,” which will run from June to September, and “Migration,” running from September to November.  Deadline for both exhibitions is April 30th.

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Small Business

Find out how we provide training opportunities for small businesses to grow and prosper in the region.

DEI and social justice

Social Justice

Learn why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Social Justice is at the core of everything we do.



Fact: when you partner with local cultural and arts organizations, you impact the entire community.

Regional Marketing

Regional Marketing

Looking to contrubute to a social and vibrant community? Let’s work together to get the word out.

Walk in Their Shoes

Answer the call to be antiracist, and Walk in Their Shoes will provide a pragmatic approach to finding your own, sustainable journey to learn and grow as an individual.

Take Action

Ready to be a part of a growing creative community? Here’s how:

Be Greater Than

Become a member, and join a network of creative thinkers, artists, makers, and cultural influencers.

Keep the Arts Alive

Help support the Cultural Alliance of Western CT by donating in the amount that works for you.


News & Updates

Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference

The 40th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference brings together people of different cultures, ages and backgrounds, and allows them to discover and react to stories together, share emotions and bridge differences.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the people, businesses, and organizations that make us Greater Than.

CT Office of the Arts
People's United Bank

Foundation Sponsor

Engraved Products

Foundation Sponsor

Map Agency

Foundation Sponsor


Foundation Sponsor

Union Savings

Unifier Sponsor


Unifier Sponsor

Western Connecticut State University

Unifier Sponsor


Allied Sponsor