Subject: Tune In to WPKN for SPOTLIGHT Noon Today + CT Artist Fellowships: Info Session ZOOM Recording Available + Please Sign up for Anti-Racism Workshop Series

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MONDAY SEPT 14, 12pm WPKN 89.5FM
Join us today at noon on WPKN 89.5FM / for our next monthly SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE interview show Great Discoveries of Going Virtual. Hear the stories of artists, teachers, arts marketers, performers, radio hosts and more, sharing the silver linings they have discovered when they have transferred what they do online, or have invented new ways of performing, teaching and collaborating online, necessitated or inspired by the technology they need to use to survive.

Hear from Miggs Burroughs, Alicia Cob, Holly Danger, Joseph Dermody, Mark Hannon, Nadia Martinez, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Shanna Melton, Paige Miglio, Adelka Polak, Rob Silvan, and Lou Ursone.
$5,000 - $3,000 - $1,000 AWARDS

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Includes Artist Winners:
Lori Glavin  (Painting, 2019)
David Ryan  (Fiction, 2020)
David Green (Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County)
Tamara Dimitri (CT Office of the Arts)

The CT Office of the Arts is offering Artist Fellowship awards of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 to CT artists. Last year 51 awards were made (but only 2 to artists in Fairfield County!) Apply! Apply! Apply! The deadline is Sept. 22. On this Info Session,  David Green went through the application, former Fellowship winners Lori Glavin (Painting, 2019) and David Ryan (Fiction, 2020) shared their application experiences and advice, and COA's Tamara Dimitri answered questions. 

If you missed this info session on Friday, a Zoom recording is available here. (Password: a@BGe3ZF)

Thurs. Sept 17, 6pm

Please participate in our three-part progressive workshop series, "Collective Action Against Racism and Inequity" for all members of CAFC. These working sessions will progress from guided reflection and goal-setting, to planning groups, to meaningful individual action.  The workshops will interweave with a separate series of three public conversations, conducted by Valeria and Andrea Lopez, launching Tues. Sept. 15, 6-7:30pm with the conversation, “Race, Power and Privilege in the Arts.” 

The workshops are working sessions designed for our member artists, organizations, their staff and board members, who commit to undertake specific action against racism and inequity. The working sessions are organized in three “progressions” (see details on registration page) supported by peer collaboration, additional resources, and consulting support. The Cultural Alliance seeks members who are ready to commit to participate by registering for the first working session on Thursday, September 17, 6pm, two-days after the first public conversation. 

Session facilitators will include Valeria and Andrea Lopez, John Cusano, and other guests. Register on this page for the first workshop. You will be sent the Zoom registration link for the first meeting and we will remind you of the second meeting.

Participation will involve personal reflection, mutual learning, peer and professional support, and the achievement of specific, self-determined action that measurably eliminates the pervasive racism and inequities in our personal and organizational lives and activities.

Registration is available separately for the conversations and the workshops. Please sign up today:
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