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.

Ridgefield Library – Seeks Full-time Adult Program Coordinator

Ridgefield Library – Seeks Full-time Adult Program Coordinator

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 …

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Ridgefield could be the first town in CT with an official cultural district

Ridgefield could be the first town in CT with an official cultural district

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.

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Bills Affecting Arts and Culture

Bills Affecting Arts and Culture

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.

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