The Cultural Alliance serves Western Connecticut and is comprised of Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. Our region falls within the larger geographic area of Connecticut and Massachusetts– and watershed of the Housatonic River.
Situated in the Greater Danbury metropolitan area, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, we serve some of the state’s most historic towns, including Danbury and its surrounding towns, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield and Sherman. We are just across the border of New York and only 60 miles outside the cultural and economic capital of the world, New York City.
We have many artistic and cultural resources. More than 450 organizations, annual events, festivals, and projects go on here each year.
Thousands of artists of all disciplines live in the area. There are countless commercial businesses engaged in creativity like graphic design, architecture, and photography. Danbury ranks 6th in the country for its “artistic wealth”, according to Richard Florida (The Atlantic, 2011). We are the birth home of Charles Ives, one of America’s greatest composer, as well as the place where the infamous Marion Anderson lived for many years.
Our flourishing creative economy is enriched by Western Connecticut State University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, a long time partner cultivating world-class talent in the visual, performing, literary arts, and historians, to enjoy and to support jobs.