Creative Sector Survey 2020 open soon!

A Survey of Western Connecticut Artists, Creatives and Makers on their work, Well Being, Professional Development Needs, Socioeconomic  Status, Access to Healthcare and Demographics.


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

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.

Major Sponsors

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


Sat 22

“There Must Be Some Way Out of Here”

November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - May 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
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Inter-District Strings Project

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - March 24, 2020 @ 8:30 PM
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Color in Winter Art Show and Sale 

January 3 @ 8:00 AM - February 28 @ 4:30 PM
Sat 22

ART CLASS – Painting Essentials

January 6 @ 10:00 AM - February 24 @ 1:00 PM
Sat 22

Open Studio: Monthly Painting & Drawing Studio Session

January 8 @ 1:00 PM - November 11 @ 4:00 PM

News & Updates

Accessible Art program 2020 kicks off in Danbury

are inspired by the art our member-artists are exhibiting this year! You can view work that portrays the world both naturally and surrealistically at several non-traditional venues in Danbury that will host the individual exhibits from Feb. 24 through Apr. 17. 

Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship for Professional Development

Are you, or do you know of, an arts administrator who needs money for professional development? If your answer is yes, take a moment to learn more about the Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship. Applicants may request up to $2,500. Funds may be used for registration fees for conferences and workshops and travel, working with a career coach, and much more!

CT Arts & Culture Organizations…Be a Host Organization

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is seeking host organizations for its Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI). AWI is a paid apprenticeship program that provides Connecticut college students, emerging creatives and military veterans an opportunity to gain high-level professional work experience with non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state.