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.
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.
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.
Arts & Culture Roundtable
U.S. Representative Joe Courtney
This course provides all Connecticut’s high school students an exciting opportunity to understand the scope of African American, Black, Puerto Rican and Latino contributions to United States history, society, economy, and culture.
The Ridgefield Library seeks a creative, energetic, focused self-starter with strong communication and technology skills to join our staff as the full-time Adult Program Coordinator. This position supports the successful operation of the Library by planning, organizing, promoting, and executing a wide variety of high quality, diverse and relevant programs and classes — generally more than 600 each year — for adults that reflect the Library’s mission to be “an essential partner and the place where people go to discover, question, learn and connect …
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has partnered with Aquila’s Vineyards of Newtown to present outdoor art show inspired by the world of birds. Artists from Connecticut and New York are asked to submit proposals for two exhibits, “Nesting,” which will run from June to September, and “Migration,” running from September to November.
The Connecticut Office of the Arts instituted the cultural district legislative statute in October 2019 to define “regional provider(s) of arts and cultural leadership for the support of state and municipal economies.” State officials defined a cultural district as a “specific area of a city or town identified by the municipality that has a number of cultural facilities, activities and assets — both for-profit and nonprofit,” located in a central, walkable area.
For the next week or two only HamletHub is running a Creativity series in which it will feature you on your hometown page if you answer 3 (or more) of the following 5 questions:
Nuevos cambios en el Programa de Préstamos PPP
Brookfield Craft Center is planning to host an exhibition to provide artists in the BIPOC community the opportunity to display and sell their works. BCC is eager to work with an individual from the black or indigenous community to curate this exhibition.
Preparedness, Consumer Confidence, Clarity for Constituents
Keeping track of all the bills during the legislative session can be difficult. To help, we’ve put together a list of priority bills that we’ll be monitoring closely as well as other bills that are important to the arts & culture sector.
Sector Rules and Certification for Reopening
The Connecticut Office of the Arts is pleased to open registration for three (3) upcoming capacity building workshops, presented in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).