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!

CARES Act

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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.

RESOURCES

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.

LEF accepting Letters of Inquiry for Production and Post-production funding

LEF accepting Letters of Inquiry for Production and Post-production funding

The goal of LEF New England is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. It also supports programs that highlight the rich history and ongoing legacy of innovation within New England’s independent film community. LEF accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for Production and Post-production funding through the Moving Image Fund. Deadline is January 21st. Is part of your film’s team based in New England? Are you working on a long-format documentary that will be in production or post-production after May 2022? Now might be the time for you to submit an LOI!

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2022 Complete Guide to Artists Opportunities

2022 Complete Guide to Artists Opportunities

New Year = New Opportunities! Each year Artwork Archive sends our team on a mission to find the best art opportunities, grants, and calls-for-entry for the upcoming year. We make it as easy as possible for artists to find the right opportunity for them—all in the same place and updated regularly throughout the year as new opportunities become available. Below you will find a list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that we believe will benefit artists during the upcoming year!

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Workshops for Artists, Arts Administrators, and Creatives Businesses!

Workshops for Artists, Arts Administrators, and Creatives Businesses!

Legal Entities 101: Legal Entities for Creative Businesses. Friday, January 21, 2022 | 10am – 12:00pm on Zoom. Whether you’re a new art school grad or a seasoned veteran, managing the business of your creative practice can be overwhelming, and maybe even a little scary. In this workshop, we aim to take some of the mystery out of being a small business owner by introducing you to basic, common legal entities.

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CT Humanities provided $16M statewide and close to 1 million in Western Connecticut: General operating support grants to help museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations

CT Humanities provided $16M statewide and close to 1 million in Western Connecticut: General operating support grants to help museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations

CT Humanities provided $16M statewide in General operating support grants to help museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations: $961,800 awarded to arts and culture groups in Greater Danbury economic region. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is glad to see nearly a million dollars awarded in the Western Connecticut region; an unprecedented amount of funding for the creative sector. In partnership with CT Humanities and the CT Office of the Arts, the Cultural Alliance worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure the arts and cultural resources in our region were informed, gained access and the support they needed to apply. We thank all of our local partners: Danbury Cultural Commission; Newtown Cultural Arts Commission; Ridgefield Arts Council; Bethel Arts; and Brookfield Arts Commission; for their help with outreach, sharing the opportunity with as many as possible in our local community.

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