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Stay updated with information and news relating to arts, history, culture, social movements, business and the arts, innovation, projects, collaborations, and articles from all over. We pass these stimulating, provocative, and inspiring news on to you–  to continue to raise the level of conversation and action in the arts community.
COVID-19 Update | An Open Letter from the Executive Director

COVID-19 Update | An Open Letter from the Executive Director

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is getting information from federal, state, and regional networks to help us keep abreast of this fast-moving situation. According to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the links below will be updated dynamically as the situation evolves.
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Paid Internship Apprenticeship Opportunities

Paid Internship Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in an intern/apprenticeship through the Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI). AWI is a paid intern/apprenticeship program that provides Connecticut college students, emerging creatives and military veterans an opportunity to gain high-level professional work experience with non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state.
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Accessible Art program 2020 kicks off in Danbury

Accessible Art program 2020 kicks off in Danbury

are inspired by the art our member-artists are exhibiting this year! You can view work that portrays the world both naturally and surrealistically at several non-traditional venues in Danbury that will host the individual exhibits from Feb. 24 through Apr. 17. 
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CT Arts & Culture Organizations…Be a Host Organization

CT Arts & Culture Organizations…Be a Host Organization

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is seeking host organizations for its Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI). AWI is a paid apprenticeship program that provides Connecticut college students, emerging creatives and military veterans an opportunity to gain high-level professional work experience with non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state.
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Teaching Artists Workshops

Teaching Artists Workshops

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with Oddfellows Playhouse, is offering three (3) professional development workshops for Connecticut Teaching Artists of all ages, art forms, regions and levels of experience.
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The Lucy Prince Prize

The Lucy Prince Prize

In December 2019 we announced our first writing contest, the Lucy Terry Prince Prize for rural poets of color, which honors the legacy of the first known African-American poet in English literature.
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