All across Connecticut, young artists are moving into rehabbed old buildings, setting up creative new businesses and bringing new life to their communities. I’d like to share two examples.
In Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood, factories and warehouses have been converted into apartments and commercial space. A new CPTV series called “The Parkville Sessions” tells this story through the eyes of some of the musicians who now call Parkville home.
But it’s not just a city thing. In Litchfield, the former Bantam Switch Factory has been renovated and converted into commercial space for artists and artisans. Today, the occupants of the Bantam Arts Factory are helping draw younger people to this rural town. “Arts means business,” says Jocelyn Ayer of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments.
Click the links below and get a sample of the exciting things arts are making happen in our communities!
All across Connecticut, young artists are moving into rehabbed old buildings, setting up creative new businesses and bringing new life to their communities. I’d like to share two examples. In Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood, factories and warehouses have been...read more
Community coalescence: Danbury artist’s Mosaic heART Project finds a perch at Dorothy Day Amy Salerno | October 28, 2018 It’s an art whose power lies in the sum of its parts, made whole through a creative medium, or bond. The process behind mosaic...read more
An art teacher from Fox Lane High School in Bedford is lifting the spirits of another community, Danbury, where she resides.read more
Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund Program Antonia Schachter The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is pleased to release the guidelines for the FY19 Connecticut Arts Endowment program! Eligible Applicants An applicant must be a Connecticut arts...read more
The Department of Economic and Community Development is recruiting for a Arts & Culture Administrator position. This is a unique management position suitable for a creative individual who has a passion for the arts, culture or preserving the historic assets of Connecticut.read more
On October 13, 2018 from 12-5 pm, art enthusiasts can visit northwestern Connecticut’s historic Brookfield Craft Center (BCC). Explore over a dozen fine crafts and meet artists on the faculty.read more
We are still accepting applications to the Access category of the Arts Learning grant program. Arts Learning: Access grants provide funding, from $500 up $1,000, for exposure to the arts through field trips, school or classroom visits, performance(s), and/or lecture demonstrations by artists or artist groups or arts venues.read more
Music Learning Center 25th Anniversary Celebration: Our Faculty & Friends in Concert Jeff McGill | September 28, 2018 MUSIC LEARNING CENTER’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: FACULTY AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT All Proceeds to Benefit Dream Come True of...read more
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut will celebrate arts from around the region at the 12th annual awards breakfast on Oct. 11 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The Business Supports the Arts Award goes to Makery Coworking on Bank Street in New Milford. The Makery Coworking began as a …read more
I have always been happy with my decision to transplant my family from New York to raise my son’s in Danbury, Connecticut. I have enjoyed relationships with many local organizations over the years.read more
Amid today’s publishing pressures and challenges, what are the writer’s best sources of inspiration, and how can they rekindle their imagination when inspiration wanes? The fall 2018 Ridgefield Writers Conference explores these and other tough questions through the author/editor relationship.read more
While candidates spend lots of time talking about jobs, the economy, and education, they rarely talk about arts and culture as part of their vision.read more