Connecters, facilitators, and providers of essential resources.
The Cultural Alliance connects with artists, creative entrepreneurs, arts and cultural organizations in the region, and we provide support to them. We love to engage with the public, businesses, and government leaders to advance the arts and to integrate creativity in communities. We are an independent 501C-3 nonprofit organization and designated regional arts organization for DECD CT Office of the Arts and Western Connecticut Council of Governments.
Unique culture adds value to our lives.
The Cultural Alliance is committed to ensuring equity and diversity of voices represented in all policies, programs and initiatives. We seek to foster an appreciation and understanding of the broad spectrum of individual differences cultural, racial, religious, socio-economic, or based on sexual identity, gender, physical, developmental or intellectual ability as well as a spirit of collegiality among those who participate in our activities and initiatives.
Creative expression makes everything better.
Any challenge can be solved creatively and worth exploring. More growth and fun things to do. Creativity connects us. It relieves stress and promotes openess and more understanding.
Partnerships keep us relevant.
You don’t need to be an artist to love the arts. The relationships we build is directly tied to our success. We endeavor to develop a network of effective partnerships statewide, with local universities, and stakeholders in both public and private sectors.
Energy and Innovation
Fast is better than slow. Innovation plays an increasing role in our culture and economy. We strive to cultivate an environment that boosts innovation within the Cultural Alliance; encourage new ideas and optimize the creative processes with best practices locally and across the country.
We serve some of CT's most historic towns.
The Cultural Alliance serves Western Connecticut and is comprised of Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. Our region falls within the larger geographic area of Connecticut and Massachusetts– and watershed of the Housatonic River.
Situated in the Greater Danbury metropolitan area, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, we serve Danbury, and its surrounding towns, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield and Sherman. We are only 60 miles outside the cultural and economic capital of the world, New York City.
Danbury is the birth home of Charles Ives, one of America’s greatest composer, as well as the place where the infamous Marion Anderson lived for many years.
The creative and cultural community is vast.
We have many artistic and cultural resources as Allies. Writers and film producers. Art venues and theaters. History museums, libraries, and bookstores. You will find makers of products and photographers on the list. Musicians and dancers find their way to us. Commercial business types are part of the fabric as well, such as, interior designers, commercial illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, framers, and more. Our flourishing creative economy is enriched by Western Connecticut State University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, a long time partner cultivating world-class talent in the visual, performing, literary arts, and historians, to enjoy and to support jobs.