Updated news and information for the arts industry related to the coronavirus. Find federal, regional, and state resources, economic impact assessments, emergency relief efforts, and guidelines for re-opening. We’ll keep compiling the news as we get it and updating this page.

Cultural Alliance Local Survey

Live or work in Greater Danbury? Help us understand the impact of COVID-19 for the Arts Sector in Western Connecticut. It only takes 3 minutes!

Americans for the Arts National Survey

Collecting data about the impact of the spread in the Art sector across the country. Help make sure Western Connecticut is counted!



The Arts Action Fund updated information on the CARES Act Funds. Great for nonprofit arts org, a governmental arts agency, a commercial arts company, a self-employed individual artist.

CT's Arts & Culture Industry Guidelines for Operating

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with CAA and our state’s nine Designated Regional Services Organizations, has developed COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for Connecticut’s Arts & Culture industry.


A comprehensive listing of organizations that provide frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Artists, Arts Organizations

In addition to the catergorized alerts below, look here for a compiled listing of resources for Artists and Arts Organizations. Worthwhile to take a look.

COVID-19 Alerts

Since mid-March, 2020 we’re sending COVID-19 related information to the arts sector as we get it.  Not receiving the alerts? Get on list!  In the meantime, check out what you’ve missed down below in date order and in the following categories.

Make Music Day Connecticut

Make Music Day Connecticut

Communities across Connecticut will be participating in Make Music Day once again! Sign up to be part of the upcoming information and planning sessions. If you’ve participated in past Make Music Day events or if you are just hearing about Make Music Day for the first time and want to learn more, these sessions are for you. It’s a time for communities to come together to share ideas and plan for the big day.

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Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Expands Events Calendar with Civic Lift!

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Expands Events Calendar with Civic Lift!

Starting April 5th, 2024, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut will be migrating to the Civic Lift Calendar Platform. This change marks an exciting and welcome shift towards a more dynamic and advantageous system for events management. Creative resources in Western Connecticut will expand their reach to promote events.

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