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Born in Marlborough, Connecticut, in 1843, Mary Hall had no idea, growing up the daughter of a farmer, that she would one day revolutionize the legal profession in Connecticut.
Considered one of the great singers of the 20th century–and her life spanned nearly the entire century–Marian Anderson was an artist who did not seek to become a symbol of civil rights, yet the times and her country made her so.
The Waterbury Clock Company experienced an increased demand for watches after the First World War, and to turn a profit, they hired women at low wages to work seven days a week.
Letters in the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden archives are addressed to “Ma Chere Marainne” (My Dear Godmother).
A tireless supporter of Puerto Rican culture and education, Maria Colón Sánchez became a leading community organizer in Hartford and was known as la madrina (the godmother) of the capital city’s Puerto Rican community.
This course provides all Connecticut’s high school students an exciting opportunity to understand the scope of African American, Black, Puerto Rican and Latino contributions to United States history, society, economy, and culture.
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 …
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has partnered with Aquila’s Vineyards of Newtown to present outdoor art show inspired by the world of birds. Artists from Connecticut and New York are asked to submit proposals for two exhibits, “Nesting,” which will run from June to September, and “Migration,” running from September to November.
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.
The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN) is seeking twelve (12) Teaching Artists
(especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color) to participate in a specialized Kingian Nonviolence Training Series, co-sponsored by the CT Office of the Arts and geared toward Artists, interested in teaching in schools and other settings throughout their communities.
The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship provides funding to individuals to pursue professional development opportunities in field of arts administration. Arts administration is the field that concerns the business operations of an arts organization, including but not limited to staff management, public relations, marketing, budget/fiscal management, board development, fund-raising, program development and evaluation.
For the second year the Cultural Alliance will sponsor the “Walk in Their Shoes” program for entrepreneurs and other members of the business and art communities who are ready to commit to increasing racial justice.