Subject: ORGANIZATION NEWS SEPT 25, 2015

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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
September 25, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 300 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
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OUR NEWS
❖ Join the Gallery Tour - Launches Sept. 30 at C. Parker Gallery, Greenwich
❖ Regional Initiative Grant Awards
❖ Welcome New Members: Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Picture This/Wendy Nylen Gallery

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member News from: The Avon Theatre, The Barnum Museum, Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Sacred Heart University, The Stamford Symphony and Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic.

OTHER NEWS
❖ Rescissions, CT Nonprofits Offer, and the CT Arts Caucus 
❖ How Will You Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month
?
The Wall Street Takeover of Nonprofit Boards
❖ PAVE Program in Arts Entrepreneurship: Survey of Artist Professional Development Programs

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ CT Humanities + CLHO: Money Matters Workshop - September 29
❖ NEFA CreativeGround Webinar: Find Collaborators - October 13
5 Things To Know about Millennials and Emai Solicitation
❖ AASLH Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals - Oct. 19-Nov. 13

JOBS
❖ Greenwich International Film Festival: Executive Director
❖ Greenwich International Film Festival: Programmer

❖ Bruce Museum: Museum Educator (p/t)
❖ Long Wharf Theatre: Director of Finance and Administration

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
REGIONAL INITIATIVE GRANT AWARDS
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has announced the award winners of the Regional Initiative Grants for the coastal Fairfield County region. Eight awards (totaling $35,000) were made to the following applicants and projects: BackCountry Jazz (Greenwich, with a project serving the Bridgeport Public Schools); Connecticut Chamber Choir (Trumbull); James S. Curiale School (Bridgeport); Greenwich Alliance for Education (Greenwich); Jay Misencik (Bridgeport); JIB Productions (Westport); The Kennedy Center’s Maggie Daly Arts Co-op (Bridgeport); and Stratford Academy PTSA (Stratford). The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), developed the Regional Initiative Grant program in partnership with its nine Designated Regional Service Organizations (of which the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is one). This pilot grant program (with grant amounts between $1,000 and $5,000) was designed for grant seekers interested in the creation of small cultural projects that expand equitable access to the creative process and/or creative experiences, especially projects that experiment with new ways to apply the arts to the local community. Congratulations to all awardees.
GREENWICH GALLERY KICKS OFF MONTHLY GALLERY TOUR
Our Progressive Tour of member Fairfield County Commercial Galleries starts next Wednesday, September 30 with a celebration at the C. Parker Gallery, in Greenwich.  Come out to 174 Putnam Ave. East, in Greenwich, 6-8pm, and enjoy good company, meet other Cultural Alliance members, while exploring the character of the different galleries. Next month: the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford; November: Heather Gaudio Fine Art, in New Canaan - then more galleries right through May 2016.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             
FERNANDO LUIS ALVAREZ GALLERY

A Creative Business Member
Owner: Fernando Luis Alvarez

The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery opened on Bedford Street, Stamford, in 2009. The gallery was the fruit of a long-held dream of artist, entrepreneur and former corporate executive, Fernando Luis Alvarez to be able to grow emerging and established contemporary artists' careers alongside building the local community, through the agency of a flourishing gallery. Gaining ground internationally, the gallery is the sponsor of the Joseph Kosuth exhibition, ni apparence ni illusion at the Louvre—the largest single exhibition of art work at the museum. The Gallery actively nourishes artists' careers, represents and positions collectors’ and artists’ estates to the best possible advantage, and has built its own estimable collection - works by Diebenkorn, Dine, Fishman, Frankenthaler, Longo, Motherwell, Rosenquist, Stella, Scully, and others. The Gallery is currently in the process of producing a catalog for the late Valerie Jakober Furth, a Holocaust-survivor, artist, and collector of some of the 20th-century’s best artists. It has also established the nonprofit Clementina Arts Foundation (CAF), designed to support artists’ career development. For example, the just announced Clementina Frieze Tate Fund purchases work at the Frieze Art Fair for the private collection of the Tate Modern, giving emerging curators and artists an opportunity to have their work positioned there. Kid+Contemporary and Sprouting Spaces are local programs of the Foundation that seek to alter the fabric of the community through outreach in the arts. Kid+Contemporary exposes school children from low-income communities or under-funded school districts to the world’s best private art collections, and instructs them on the power of collecting and how to use artistic practices in everyday life. Sprouting Spaces establishes studios for emerging artists in vacant storefronts, working with landlords and developers to negotiate use of the space as an active artist studio that encourages the community to visit. Gallery artist John J. Bedoya recently benefitted from this program on Summer Street in Stamford, which led to his securing an artist residency through the Centro Selva program that brings artists to work in the Amazon. See FLA Gallery's website; Facebook; and Twitter pages.
PICTURE THIS/
NYLEN GALLERY

A Creative Business Member
Owner: Wendy Nylen

Wendy Nylen is Westport born and bred. A graduate of Staples High School and Harvard University, with a degree in art history, her neighbors growing up were Westport cartoonist Curt Swan, painters Pete Landa, Herctor Garrido, Verne Bowman and Marge Clay, filmmaker Gordon MacNamee and illustrator Erik Blegvad. She has said: “I had wonderful and memorable art teachers in Westport’s schools: Barbara Lawless, Julius Douglas, Neil Bittner and Jim Wheeler. My uncle Peter Clarke’s paintings hung on the walls at home.” Wendy returned home and managed Picture This for 9 years (1990-1999) and then bought the gallery, returning as gallery owner in 2007, after working in digital printing at Image Works of Westport with Cultural Alliance member, Don Sigovich and Mark Bunger. Last year, the gallery moved down the street, from 606 to 772 Post Road East. Wendy takes pride in connecting the community to the fine artists and craftspeople of the region, providing a hub for artists, collectors and anyone interested in art and design. She feels a hallmark of her gallery is being approachable - one offering excellent and liveable art. This year, she has shown work by Cultural Alliance member, Jennifer Drolet of Westport and Wendy Everett of Southport. Wendy is also an artist working in pastel, acrylic and oils. The Picture This/Nylen Gallery is featured in the Cultural Alliance Progressive Gallery Tour of coastal Fairfield County (see above). Please come join the crowd to celebrate and explore on Wed. Jan. 13, 2016! See Nylen Gallery's website, and Facebook page.
YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS NEWS
THE AVON THEATRE FILM CENTER in Stamford has a new Director of Public Relations. Jeanne Ronan came to the Avon in July 2014 as the Membership Coordinator and now, as of October 1, 2015, she will take on the PR position. Jeanne had been a practicing Licensed Acupuncturist in Westchester County, NY, for ten years, and left her practice to study documentary filmmaking - taking classes at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.

THE BARNUM MUSEUM has received a $9,995 grant from Connecticut Humanities to present a public program in partnership with the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (Sat. Nov, 7 at the Peabody) in which a rare and unusual artifact, in storage for decades, will be revealed for the first time while it is thoroughly examined by a team of experts with the whole process being documented on film. Experts from Yale University and The Barnum Museum’s Curator, Adrienne Saint-Pierre will be talking with the audience about what they discover. More...
The CHAMBER PLAYERS OF THE GREENWICH SYMPHONY are partnering with the ALLIANCE FRANCAISE OF GREENWICH to open their 44th season October 11-12 with Vive La France!, a salute to French composers. Works by Saint-Saëns, Jolivet, Jongen, Devienne, Satie and Albert Roussel will be played. The Alliance Française of Greenwich, headed by Renée Amory Ketcham (3rd from left in picture), will add to the French flavor by providing French wines and hors d’oeuvres following the opening concert on Sunday. Pictured with Renee above are Christine Boies, president, Krystof Witek, violinist and David Creswell, violist.  Allons-y!
Join us in welcoming Carol Guernsey, to the new post of Arts & Culture Fund Manager at FAIRFIELD COUNTY'S COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. Carol has held positions in corporate and foundation relations, development, and events planning at the World Monuments Fund, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and Americans for the Arts. Carol has worked extensively as a volunteer in local schools on arts projects. Carol lives in Fairfield with her husband and two children. She has a BS in Art from James Madison University and an MA in Visual Arts Administration from NYU.
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY is establishing a new School of Communication and Media Arts, located in the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center, under the direction of Professor James Castonguay. The Center includes a TV studio, film production soundstage, motion capture lab, media theater and multimedia classrooms, post-production labs and screening rooms. Said Castonguay, “Our educational goal is to graduate ethical practitioners, critical thinkers and creative professionals who are well-versed in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual traditions and have the skills necessary to compete successfully for the most coveted jobs in the communications and media industries.”
THE STAMFORD SYMPHONY has announced 8 new board members and a new board chair.  Leading the board will be Alan McIntyre, a financial consultant and senior partner for Oliver Wyman. A Scot who lives in Darien, Alan also sits on the Board of the League of American Orchestras. The eight new board members are: Stephen Alpert, Colette Chestnut, Tomas Handler, John Charles Jove, Robert Lardon, Arnold Rutkin, Andres Siefken, and Damon Vocke. More...
STAMFORD YOUNG ARTISTS PHILHARMONIC (SYAP) announces several changes at the start of its 4th season under Music Director Christian Capocaccia (pictured left). Among the changes: providing music lessons in partnership with Cultural Alliance member The Suzuki Schools of Westport, Orange and Stamford for children ages 3 and up; providing chamber music instruction for older students, in partnership with the Stamford Music and Arts Academy; moving SYAP’s regular rehearsal venue from Trinity Catholic to the big stage of Westhill High School (made possible by a donation from Al Barbarotta, of AFB Construction); and lastly - the student musicians will be making their debut in Carnegie Hall in May 2016. More...
OTHER NEWS                             
RESCISSIONS 
CT NONPROFITS OFFER + 
ARTS CAUCUS

BUDGET RESCISSIONS
As you probably all know, last Friday, Governor Malloy announced $103 million in rescissions (funding cuts to the current fiscal year's CT budget), due to low revenue projections. Reductions included $64 million in reduced Medicaid payments to hospitals, and $15 million in cuts to cities and towns (see a list of cuts here). DECD took a cut of $700,000, including cuts to the Office of the Arts and to all line items. CTNonprofits strongly suggests that we all determine the potential impact of these cuts on our programs, services and bottom-line and relay this to the governor and legislators, and "mobilize advocates to rally against the profound harm this type of budget practice cause nonprofit organizations and the people we serve." Contact Governor Malloy at 800-406-1527; Governor.Malloy@po.state.ct.us; on online at Share Your Opinion With The Governor. See suggested talking points here on the CTNonprofits website.

NOT A MEMBER OF CT NONPROFITS?
This state-wide advocacy and collective benefits organization with over 500 members, is offering a special 25% discount off membership rates for Cultural Alliance members. See benefits here and membership rates here. Interested? Then contact David Green
ARTS CAUCUS MEETING
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County was well represented at a meeting this week, convened by Julia Wilcox of CT Nonprofits, with Kristina Newman-Scott and Office of the Arts staff to discuss ways forward out of the now-regular impasse of cut State budgets, that are then somewhat restored, only to be subject to regular 5% rescissions. One proposal was to form an legislative arts caucus with a clear vision of a future arts funding structure that was fair to all and actively promoted a healthy, connected arts ecosystem. There was lively discussion of the future of line-items in such a scenario - as well as a commitment by attendees to meet regularly to build such an arts caucus. See Julia Wilcox's earlier statement on such a caucus. Contact Julia here to indicate your interest in future meetings.

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH

Have you decided how your organization might celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month? You might participate in Americans for the Arts' New Community Visions Initiative in exploring the role of the arts in keeping communities thriving. You might demonstrate your art’s community impact on social media. You might proclaim the importance of the arts with your local elected officials. Americans for the Arts has a toolkit of material to help you organize a 3-hour visioning and planning conversation: it's the New Community Visions workbook and toolkit (click here to download a copy). The DIY Community Visioning Forum, part of the larger New Community Visions Initiative, is designed for you to gather your friends from both inside and outside the arts to think about how the arts can help make healthier, more vibrant, more equitable communities over time. You might convene a Creative Conversation - that "gathers community leaders to discuss local arts, culture, and creativity to generate partnerships and increased energy around the grassroots movement to elevate the arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month." One thing that's easy to do is participate in the Instagram #ShowYourArt campaign. Upload photos and videos to your Instagram account with the tag #ShowYourArt and share to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more!  Click here for other ideas for celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month from Americans for the Arts.
THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER OF NONPROFIT BOARDS

Garry W. Jenkins, in the Summer 2015 issue of (subscription-only) Stanford Social Innovation Review, says financiers may be growing too dominant in the nonprofit world, bringing values and priorities that may not be in the best interests of charity. In "The Wall Street Takeover of Nonprofit Boards," Jenkins writes: "Over the past 25 years, the composition of the boards at some of America's most important non-profit organizations has dramatically changed. Without much notice, a legion of Wall Street executives (investment bankers, hedge fund managers, and others) has taken a growing number of seats in non-profit boardrooms. Not only that, they hold a disproportionate share of the leadership positions on these boards. One of the obvious reasons for this shift is undoubtedly the pressure that non-profit organizations are under to raise more private funds. A more subtle reason ... is likely the growing popularity of using business approaches (and talent) to run non-profit organizations."  While nonprofit boards have long been filled with the rich, says Jenkins, "What's new is the increased concentration of directors drawn from one narrow sector of business and industry: finance." Further, he notes that, "Practices such as data-driven decision-making, an emphasis on metrics, prioritizing impact and competition, managing with three- to five-year horizons and plans, and advocating executive-style leadership and compensation have all become an essential part of the nonprofit lexicon." Put simply, Wall Streeters are running nonprofits more like Wall Street, aiming for greater returns on their charitable dollars. As a CNBC report on the article puts it, how do we decide what is an acceptable level of influence: "what about 50 percent? Sixty percent? Is there a tipping point?" Nonprofits no doubt benefit from thinking more about efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, data and measurement.
Yet as the study makes clear, simply "following the money" may not be the best long-term strategy for today's most important charities. More...

PAVE PROGRAM IN ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SURVEY OF ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University is conducting artist professional development research, funded by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The Foundation seeks to uncover the professional development needs of working artists in order to create a body of knowledge from which new resources can be developed. The Pave Program will also attempt to draw conclusions about best practices in field-based arts business training and professional development. Arts organizations are asked to please help support the survey and the Foundation in the following ways:
1. Complete a short survey here about artist professional development training and/or information that your organization provides to individual artists and your assessment of the importance and efficacy of this training. Completing the survey will take no more than 15 minutes. 
2. Recruit individual artists for a 15-minute phone interview about their needs and experience with professional development training. Artists will be selected based on city and state of residence, ensuring a national sample. Please use the following announcement on your website, social media, and/or in your next newsletter: We are assisting Arizona State University in gathering data about professional development for working artists by posting this notice. Their research is funded by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, which seeks to empower artists with the tools to help them succeed in their field without being strictly reliant on patrons, grants or federal funding. If you are an artist who has recently participated in a professional development program or would like to do so and are willing to spend 15 minutes in a phone interview, please send your name, artistic discipline, and email address to pave@asu.edu no later than October 1, 2015 with the subject line “survey.” Thank you for assisting in this research endeavor.
REMINDER: Coming Up - October 8 FAIRFIELD COUNTY ADVOCACY DAY
RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
CT HUMANITIES + CLHO MONEY MATTERS + DEMYSTIFYING INSURANCE
SEPTEMBER 29

Connecticut Humanities and the Connecticut League of History Organizations present a workshop on Money Matters, Tuesday, September 29, 9:30am - 4:30 pm at Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford. "Is your organization’s budget your key planning document? Are the organization’s institutional priorities – funding for new programs, equipment, staff raises – illustrated in your yearly budget? Do you know what types of insurance nonprofits and museums usually have and why you would want them? Do you know if you have the right kinds of insurance—or if you’re over-insuring? Financial management isn’t only about the “how,” but the “why” as well. It’s not just about the math; it’s understanding what the math means." Scott Wands,  Connecticut Humanities, and Liz Shapiro, Connecticut League of History Organizations, will lead a full-day workshop designed to provide the hands-on experience and techniques to improve your organizational budget: from analyzing how you spend funds to building a budget that accurately reflects your organization's goals.
For more details and to register, click here.

NEFA WEBINAR
FIND COLLABORATORS AND EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE COMMUNITY
OCTOBER 13

The New England Foundation for the Arts' (NEFA) CreativeGround database helps New England cultural nonprofits, creative businesses, and artists of all disciplines promote their activities and services to a broad audience. The regional directory of 30,000 profiles also enables those listed to find collaborators in New England for program development and cross promotion, performers for booking, venues for event rehearsals, and more. Find out more about finding collaborators in a free 45-minute webinar coming up Tuesday Oct. 13, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. How to Use CreativeGround to Find Collaborators and Explore Your Creative Economy will explore CreativeGround’s extensive search functions that help users hone in on exactly what they’re looking for as well as browse the directory to get a bigger picture of the creative people and places at work in New England. Whether you’re looking for touring artists, performance venues, designers, videographers, or teaching artists, there are many ways to find just what you’re looking for. Register for this free webinar, here.

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MILLENNIALS AND EMAIL

In an NTEN blog post, Derrick Feldmann advises how to fundraise with millennials. First three facts in mind (courtesy his study: The Millennial Impact Project):
  1. Reading emails is Millennials' top activity with nonprofits on their smartphones.
  2. 65% of Millennials receive e-newsletters and email from 1-5 nonprofits.
  3. Millennials give via email more than by any other common fundraising channel. 
The big discovery of the Project: Email is still the highest mechanism for online giving. Millennials prefer emails - and respond to them at much higher rates than other communications. Feldmann lists the 5 key things to know about reaching Millennial donors through email:
1. Use sequential emails to build a larger narrative. Each message should tell a small part of a larger narrative. Make your ask in the final email. 
2. Tailor learning experiences and take your donors on a custom journeyAllow readers to select the aspect of your cause they are most interested in. Set up an email learning series based on their selection. Then, ask them to share on social media or forward an email. Then have them attend an event or volunteer. Finally, make the ask.
3. Compelling email content inspires actionMillennials are drawn into solicitations when they are enticed to read more. This means personalization (using first names), pre-header text and a one-line reason why the narrative applies to them. 
4. Just because they didn’t react, doesn’t mean they don’t care. It takes ongoing communication and involvement in to get a reaction. 
5. Email copy is really badEmail copy is quick, powerful, and focused on the reader as a hero in the giving scenario. Copy needs to maintain a "construction of learning statement" followed by importance to the reader, and ultimately why that application should happen now to help the individual.
Millennials are the giving generation. The question is how you and your organization can engage them.  More...
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR HISTORY PROFESSIONALS 
ONLINE COURSE
OCT.19-NOV.13

The American Association for State and Local History sponsors Project Management for History Professionals - an online course that teaches the basics of successful project management. Project management is used by professions and industries worldwide. It is defined as, “A set of learned skills and processes which, when artistically and consistently applied to projects, improves results.” If your work involves exhibitions, programs, strategic planning, fundraising, special events, collections work, or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will benefit from this course. Project management is valuable training for staff at all levels and an investment in your institution’s ability to successfully complete projects and serve your community. This recently redesigned course includes four modules that include assignments, quizzes, and other activities. Each weekly module is accompanied by a live chat with instructor Steven Hoskins. Work within each weekly module is self-paced. Participants should expect to spend five to eight hours per week on the course. The workshop is taught by Steven Hoskins, Ph.D., author of AASLH’s Technical Leaflet (#260) “Calculating Risk: A Guide to Project Management for History Professionals.” Project Management for History Professionals will teach you the basics of successful project management so you can wear the hat of project manager with confidence and sharpened skills. October 19-November 13, 2015.  Cost: $350 members/$425 nonmembers. Register here.

JOBS                             
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL 
FILM FESTIVAL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for leading the organization to a new level of acclaim and success. This position is responsible for meeting and exceeding the Festival’s strategic goals for programming, development, fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, strategic partnerships, event planning, annual planning, financial management and administration, while conducting the festival in an efficient, effective manner that is consistent with policies set by the Board and Upper Management. The Executive Director position is full-time, year-round with a salary that is negotiable and commensurate with level of experience. Primary Responsibilities include: programming; fundraising; human resources; volunteer management; strategic partnerships; board development; event planning; filmmaker Relations; special events; marketing; box office supervision; and business management. Please contact Chief Operating Officer, Ginger Stickel, to apply, at ginger@greenwichfilm.org or 203-717-1800

GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
PROGRAMMER


The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that celebrates the art of film in Greenwich, CT, with a world class festival in June and supporting events throughout the year. The Festival’s mission is to provide filmmakers with an effective platform to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing and distribution. Additionally, GIFF will harness the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting an important cause. GIFF is seeking a Programmer who will help program the Festival films, screenings, panels, workshops and other programs. Additionally, the Programmer will help to conceive, develop, budget and implement the artistic and programmatic focus of the organization in consultation with the three founders and COO. Click here for details. Please contact Chief Operating Officer, Ginger Stickel, to apply, at ginger@greenwichfilm.org or 203-717-1800
BRUCE MUSEUM
MUSEUM EDUCATOR

The Bruce Museum seeks a part-time, temporary, highly-motivated, energetic Museum Educator for its Interpretive Services and Audience Engagement Department. The Museum offers on-site and outreach programs in art, science, and natural history for visitors of all ages. The Museum Educator will teach onsite and outreach programs in all subject areas in addition to assisting with program preparation. This person will also assist with large-scale evening and weekend events, like family days and lectures, as necessary. The Educator will receive training from Museum staff before leading programs and tours. o apply, send resume and cover letter to Kathleen Holko kholko@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls please. More... 
LONG WHARF THEATRE
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre of New Haven seeks an experienced Director of Finance & Administration to manage finance, human resources, and operations functions. Qualifications: five or more years of non-profit financial management experience (performing arts experience a plus), bachelor's degree required (masters or CPA preferred), mastery of non-profit accounting software (experience with AccuFund a plus), and ability to read, analyze and interpret financial data. Please send resume and cover letter to human.resources@longwharf.org. EOE.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: General Theatre Technician (seasonal, full-time)
New Haven Museum: Collections Manager
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Pequot Library: Special Events Coordinator
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: Director of Development and Patron Services
Stamford's Palace Theatre: Guest Experience Manager
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
MEMBERS: Remember to post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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CALENDAR                             

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 30: Progressive Gallery Tour: C. Parker Gallery, Greenwich, 6-8pm 
Sept. 30: Application deadline for Target Field Trip Grants

OCTOBER National Arts and Humanities Month
Oct. c1: Letter of Inquiry Deadline for Grammy Preservation or Research Grants
Oct. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Oct.
c1: CT Humanities Public Presentation Grants ($1,500 - $9,999)
Oct.
c1: CT Humanities Public Presentation Planning Grants (under $10,000)
Oct.
c1: IMLS Leadership Grant for Libraries: Preliminary Proposal Due
Oct. c3: Prepare for History Day: Old State House, Hartford
Oct. c8: Fairfield County Advocacy Day (Trumbull Marriott) $55
Oct. c8: CT Nonprofits Workshop: Strengthening the Relationships Across Your Board
Oct. c9: Craft Research Fund
Oct. 13: NEFA CreativeGround Webinar: How to Use CreativeGround to Find 
                   Collaborators and Explore Your Creative Economy, 1pm
Oct. 14: FCCF Workshop: Board Chair Roundtable, 8am
Oct. 15: Shubert Foundation Grant Deadline-Dance, Arts-Related & Education Support
Oct. 16: CT Trust Annual Conference, Hartford
Oct. 19: Styart of AASLH Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals
Oct. 20: NEA Art Works Application Deadline
NOVEMBER
Nov. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Nov. c2: Impact Fairfield County: Letter of Inquiry Submission Opens
Nov. 4-7: Museum Computer Network Conference (Minneapolis)
DECEMBER
Dec. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Dec.
c1: NEH: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections: Application Deadline
Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Grant Deadline for Theatre Operating Support
Dec. c2: Impact Fairfield County: Letter of Inquiry Submission Closes
Dec. c3: Nonprofit Legislative Forum: Greater Norwalk

2016
MARCH
March 16-17: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC
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