News & Updates

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.

Welcome to Our New Board of Directors!

With the new fiscal year underway, we are thrilled to welcome five new board members; Emily Anne Carney, Writer; Dennis Daugherty, Chairman of the Western Connecticut Chapter of SCORE; Joe Keneally, Technical Director, Sherman Chamber Ensemble; Vicki Taylor-Bloch, Interior Designer; and Paula Woodhouse, Head of Business Banking at Union Savings Bank.

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Call to Artists at Ives 2019

Calling all artists: Art at Ives is back for its 4th year! This juried fine art and crafts show brings artists from all over the region and nation to showcase a great variety of high quality original works representing every major category for a weekend celebrating visual arts and more.

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Nominate Your Arts Hero!

The Connecticut Office of the Arts introduced Arts Hero Awards to honor and celebrate Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary work in the arts, for the arts, or through the arts in Connecticut.

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2019 Arts Workforce Initiative Program

2019 Arts Workforce Initiative Program: Now Accepting Applications for Host Organizations!
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is excited to launch its 2019 Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI) Program! AWI provides internship opportunities for Connecticut college students, emerging creative professionals and military veterans at Connecticut not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations.

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Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum

Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum Posted by Antonia Schachter | January 9, 2019 To our Non-Profit and affiliated Members:Fairfield County’s Community Foundation will host its Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum, which is consistently one of...

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R.E.A.D.I Talk with Christopher Brown

R.E.A.D.I Talk with Christopher Brown Posted by Antonia Schachter | January 8, 2019 R.E.A.D.I Talk with Christopher Brown, The State House, 310 State Street, New HavenWednesday, January 16, 20197:00 - 9:00 pmOn January 16 at The State House in New...

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Make Music Day

Make Music Day!! Posted by Antonia Schachter | January 9, 2019 Make Music Day will return to Connecticut on June 21, 2019! If you are interested in administering a Make Music Day program in your area, please register now to attend an informational...

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Creative Conversations: A Professional Development Series

Creative Conversations is a professional development series being offered by the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) that will focus on five (5) strategic initiatives (listed below). COA will convene a session(s) focused on each initiative, each designed in various formats including invitation-only meetings, open registration sessions, fishbowl-style conversations, workshops, and panel presentations.

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