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.

Join us in October to learn how to create high-quality video content on a budget

Join us in October to learn how to create high-quality video content on a budget

Creating a quality online program does not require you to have the most expensive, top-of-the-line equipment. Whether a museum is interested in creating videos, virtual hands-on activities or interactive video lessons, there’s no shortage of production tools to assist. This module will offer training and guidance on where to begin and cover available video production tools to move education programs and tours (pre-recorded and 360 videos) to a virtual realm.

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NEA grant supports Syrian-American artist’s Home Project at WCSU

NEA grant supports Syrian-American artist’s Home Project at WCSU

Connecticut artist and architect Mohamad Hafez will bring his acclaimed skills in sculpture, assemblage and installation to Western Connecticut State University this fall as he shares his deeply personal exploration of the concepts of home and displacement with WCSU and Danbury students as part of “The Home Project,” sponsored by a $13,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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US All Exhibition: Call for Art

US All Exhibition: Call for Art

The fabric of the United States is and was always made of many-colored threads. Lately these threads are frayed. There is outrage and fury emanating from people in response to inequality and injustice which have increasingly revived calls for civil rights, cultural sensitivity, and for protecting vulnerable groups from discrimination and hate crimes. Art can be a powerful catalyst, both for social protest and for promoting harmony and unity among us.

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Make Music Ridgefield – June 21

Make Music Ridgefield – June 21

Make Music Ridgefield is joining over 1000 cities worldwide in a global celebration of music inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique on Monday, June 21, 2021. There will also be limited pre-festival events held on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Ridgefield is open to anyone — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion. Performers can register on the website at www.makemusicday.org/ridgefield. All Make Music Ridgefield day events are free and open to the public.

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