The Arts Revitalize the Economy
2021 Online Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting the arts!

The arts turns a bedroom community into a destination.” Dr. Missy Alexander, Provost of WCSU

The community wants more exposure to the arts.” First Selectman, Patricia Del Monaco, New Fairfield

The arts brings balance to a community between those who are visiting and those who live there.” Mayor, Pete Bass, New Milford

What a wonderful time we had at The Arts Revitalize the Economy forum. We chose this theme for our 2021 annual fundraiser to help advocate for arts and culture and for the economy of our communities. Like many nonprofits, we rely on the support from our community to keep doing what we’re doing. If you gave a donation, thank you so much for your support! Your contribution enables the Cultural Alliance to promote and advocate for the arts to help build infrastructure and get creative workers back to work. To lead creative stakeholders on social justice health. To support technology upgrades to stay competitive. To conduct an economic Impact study and Cultural Asset Mapping for the region

If you haven’t already contributed, please consider making a tax deductible donation today. Any amount, will help us to continue serving the region and stay mobilized. Thank you!

Have a Crazy Idea?

Town leaders want to know how you think art can add life to your community. We’re collecting ideas through October 30th. Submit your ideas by clicking the link below to fill out a short form. No idea is too big or too small — if you think art plays a vital role in the economy, just let us know how. Maybe you have an idea on how to sustain art in your community. Or perhaps you’re focused on expanding and growing art and culture around you. Think your idea is too outrageous? Try us.

Business Talks Art

We know that the arts help to spur economic growth. But don’t take our word for it — listen to the local business leaders who’ve seen it firsthand. Then, help support the arts by donating to the Cultural Alliance of Western CT.

1% For The Arts Campaign

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut teamed up with the CT Arts Alliance to advocate for 1% of ARP funding to municipalities. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) sends money directly to municipalities in Connecticut for leadership to use in ways that will best help their community. We are asking local leadership to reserve 1% for the arts in our region. Ridgefield is the first to commit at least 1% to the arts in our region.

CT Cultural Sector

From 2.4 billion in lost revenue and 33,000 creative workers without jobs in Connecticut, the cultural sector was among the hardest hit during the pandemic. Executive Director, Lisa Scails, talks economic recovery.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the people, businesses, and organizations that share our passion for the arts.

CT Office of the Arts
Union Savings

Resilient Sponsor

People's United Bank

Resilient Sponsor

Engraved Products

Resilient Sponsor

rmedia

Resilient Sponsor

Map Agency

Resilient Sponsor

REI Property Management

Resilient Sponsor

REI Property Management

Resilient Sponsor

Western Connecticut State University

Impact Sponsor

Savings Bank of Danbury

Allied Sponsor

Cynthia Merkle

Allied Sponsor

Lew_Wallace

Allied Sponsor

Dennis_Daugherty

Allied Sponsor

REI Property Management

Allied Sponsor

Greenberg

Allied Sponsor

Greenberg

Allied Sponsor

Lew_Wallace

Allied Sponsor

REI Property Management

Support Sponsor

REI Property Management

Support Sponsor

Norman Urquhart

Support Sponsor

at home design

Support Sponsor

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