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.

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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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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