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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
April 29, 2016
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through 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  400 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
Quote of the Week
“The arts open people up, giving them new vehicles for self-expression, a chance to tell their stories...These programs  for the aged capitalize on assets that remain, not on what’s been lost.”
Janine Tursini, Director, Arts for the Aging, Rockville, MD
CONTENTS
OUR NEWS
❖ Last Gallery Tour: browngrotta arts, Wilton - May 4 
❖ Connecting With Schools: Education Summit - May 9
Art is Everywhere Discussion - May 9
❖ ACE Awards Breakfast (Tickets Going Fast!) - May 19
❖ Public Art Opportunities + REGI Grants Info Sessions - May 20
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: AMS Planning & Research, India Cultural Center of Greenwich, Town of Fairfield, Trattoria 'A Vucchella

YOUR NEWS
News from Artists' Market, Coastal Arts Guild, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Greenwich Historical Society, India Cultural Center of Greenwich, The Mighty Quinn Foundation, New Paradigm Theatre, Save our Stepney, Westport Astronomical Society and Westport Country Playhouse. 

OTHER NEWS
❖ More Private Money Supporting Public Art
❖ How the Arts Can Promote Healthy Aging
NEWS FROM CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS
❖ Endowment Awards; Strategic Plan Calls for Your Input; Kristina Newman-Scott's CT Main Street Center Presentation

FUNDING
❖ CT Trust Revolving Loan Fund 
❖ Regional Initiative Grants
 - July 29

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ TANGO Webinar: An Essential Board Plan - May 3
So You Want to Become a 501(c)(3)?
Why the Most Successful People are Great Collaborators
❖ FCCF/Sacred Heart Workshop: Effective Project Management - May 12

JOBS
❖ AMS Planning & Research: Analysts
❖ g. a. macura: Art Preparator, Fairfield

❖ Isabella Garrucho Fine Art: Interns
❖ Coastal Arts Guild: Marketing Intern
❖ Yale Press: Publicist
❖ New Canaan Library: P/T Administrative Assistant


CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
BROWNGROTTA GALLERY - MAY 4
Sign up for the 8th and last stop on our 2015-16 Progressive Gallery Tour, Wed. May 4, 6-8pm at browngrotta arts, known for their internationally famous once-a-year Art in the Barn shows in Wilton. Click here for details and to sign up. The tour brings members out to mix and mingle while exploring our different private galleries - from Greenwich to Bridgeport.

CONNECTING WITH SCHOOLS - MAY 9
Interested in connecting more effectively with schools and their curriculum? What is the best route to contacting local schools? What have the most experienced cultural nonprofits learned from their work with schools? Find out more and sign up for our Connecting With Local Schools & Their Curriculum Education Summit at Fairfield Public Library Mon May 9, 10-12:30pm.
ART IS EVERYWHERE PANEL - MAY 9
Join Cultural Alliance Program Director, David Green as he moderates From the Point of View of the Artist  a discussion at the Westport Arts Center with four artists about art – what inspires it, how it evolves, and how it is core to who we are and what we do. One of several activities related to the two art-related plays in rep at the Westport Country Playhouse: Art and Red in Repertory
ACE AWARDS BREAKFAST - MAY 19
Tickets are selling fast for our first Arts & Cultural Empowerment Award Breakfast. Come celebrate the success of the Westport Artists’ Collective, Curtain Call, Bank of America, The Bruce Museum and Richard J. Wenning. Read more here. Buy seats and raffle tickets for May 19 Award Breakfast here.
REGI GRANTS + PUBLIC ART - MAY 20 
CT Office of the Arts, will make two presentations at Silvermine Arts Center on Friday May 20. First, Tamara Dimitri will speak about Public Art Opportunities, (10am-noon). Them, after a break, John Cusano will explain the Regional Initiative (REGI)Grants (12:30-2pm) assisted by last year's panelists and grantees
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             
AMS 
PLANNING & RESEARCH

A Creative Business Member
Principal: Steven Wolff


AMS Planning & Research provides arts management services to the performing arts and cultural sector. Services include facility planning, strategic planning, consultation on policy-making, audience and market research, and benchmarking. Founded with a deep commitment to the role of the arts in our communities, AMS has, for over 25 years, dedicated itself to working with arts and community leaders to develop ventures that are both effective and vital. Each year, AMS measures and analyzes the operations of hundreds of arts organizations and facilities across North America. It is deeply involved in innovative change to help producers, presenters, artists and service organizations succeed, and develops and applies sophisticated consumer and audience research methodologies to assess market behavior and preferences throughout the nation. A recent initiative, Rethinking Success, presents articles, insights, resources, and examples of how AMS assists leaders rethink success, and what the group is learning as they do. Examples include: The Evolved Performing Arts Center, Nine Essential Innovations, and The Strategic Triangle. See the AMS websiteFacebook page and LinkedIn account.












INDIA CULTURAL CENTER OF GREENWICH

Executive Director: Margie French

India Cultural Center (ICC) Greenwich is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote Indian culture and arts in the Lower Fairfield and Westchester areas. It was founded in September 2012, with a mission to organize Indian cultural programs and events on a secular basis, with programs targeted towards both the Indian American diaspora and the community at large. Some 7,000 people call themselves Indian Americans (both first and second generation Americans). As there is a wide dispersion in their practice and consumption of Indian arts and culture, ICC Greenwich endeavors to be as inclusive as possible, to bring programs to all: children, adults and seniors, with events that bring the community together. Programs have a wide diversity of offerings, including, for example, for adults, a lecture series on Indian history & politics, on Buddhism, a culinary program, and an art program focused on bringing art exhibits and lectures to a wider audience. Children's programs range from classical Indian dance and the Hindi language to games, songs and food. ED Margie French says that Indian arts and culture is undergoing a wonderful awakening in the US, pointing to an immense increase in interest recently in Indian food, fashion, music etc. ICC Greenwich endeavors to bring the best of Indian culture and arts to the community. See ICC website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
TOWN OF FAIRFIELD

A Municipal Member
First Selectman: Michael Tetreau Director of Economic Development: Mark Barnhart

Fairfield was founded in 1639 by Roger Ludlowe. Town lines were set with Stratford in 1631 and with Norwalk 1685. Over the years other towns broke off (Redding, 1767; Weston, 1787; Westport, 1835; Easton, from Weston, 1845; Bridgeport, 1821; Black Rock, 1895). As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404. It has a total area of 31.3 square miles, of which 1.3 sq miles is water. The Mill River, the waters of which feed Lake Mohegan, flows through the town. In July 2006, Money magazine ranked Fairfield the ninth "best place to live" in the United States, and the best place to live in the Northeast. Fairfield is home to more than 20 organizational and creative business members of the Cultural Alliance, including Fairfield and Sacred Heart Universities, Fairfield Theatre Company, the Fairfield Museum and History Center, the
American Chamber Orchestra, Fairfield County Chorale, Mendelssohn Choir of CT, Connecticut Dance School, Southport Galleries, Art/Place Gallery, WSHU Public Radio, and many more. For more information on the town go here. For the Town of Fairfield's website, go here.
TRATTORIA 'A VUCCHELLA

A Creative Business Member
Owners: Jennifer Galletti and Pasquale De Martino

Trattoria 'A Vucchella (“a sweet mouth” in Neapolitan dialect) is a key component of the Bridgeport renaissance in "Bijou Square." The restaurant opened in 2014, featuring the simple and authentic dishes of traditional southern Italian cuisine. Owned by cousins Jennifer Galletti and Thomas Bepko, both of the Bridgeport area, and Pasquale De Martino, of Sorrento, Italy, Trattoria `A Vucchella focuses on the preparation and quality of the ingredients used in each meal. "We offer seasonal dishes based on what's available in the market," says Jennifer. "We want to offer incredibly tasty food, made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, but also want to give the feeling that guests have been invited to our home." Jennifer and Pasquale have run a successful business renting villas in Italy, and providing private culinary tours, for the past decade. Jennifer said they unanimously chose to open Trattoria 'A Vucchella in Bridgeport to become a part of the city's revival. "There's so much attention being paid to the downtown area right now. It's like watching an area come back to life." See 'A Vucchella's website, Facebook page, (and Yelp recommendations!).
YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
ARTISTS' MARKET's Jeff Price always knew about and enjoyed those "Ex Libris" book plates that you sometimes see in older first editions. But it wasn't until he fell into a collection of 50 beautiful examples last year that he realized how amazing they can be. This trove led him to purchasing other collections over the last year, so he now has close to 1000 book plates in his own collection. Of these he has chosen 100, now beautifully framed, for the exhibit Something Personal.
COASTAL ARTS GUILD has an interesting, perhaps unique, idea for a workshop, community-builder (and small fundraiser). Linking up with Stratford's Winemakers Boutique, they invented a 2-part winemaking and art-making workshop. Participants taste wine, decide which to make, start the process and then create a painting, guided by an art instructor. Six weeks later, participants bottle the wine, receive their painting, and 2 bottles of wine, with labels made from their art. Interested? Then find out more.
The FERNANDO LUIS ALVAREZ GALLERY is celebrating that the space housing its current Sprouting Space, located at 485 Summer Street, Stamford, has just been leased. The property, owned by MarLo Associates, was part of the Clementina Arts Foundation's temporary studio program working with landlords to fill commercial vacancies with active artist studios to drive traffic and interest to the space and enrich the surrounding community. John J. Bedoya worked in the studio, developed a sold-out solo show and worked on a museum piece. A closing celebration is tonight, Friday, April 29, 6-9pm.
GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY welcomes two staff members: Victoria Boffola, far left, Special Events Manager, and Stasha Healy immediate left, Communications Associate. Victoria will be working on Antiquarius and other special programs. Stasha also co-chairs the Letters arm of Greenwich Pen Women.
Our new member INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF GREENWICH (ICC) has joined forces with Stamford's AVON THEATRE for a collaborative project, Discover Indian CinemaThe series kicks off May 11 with KAPOOR & SONS (SINCE 1921), the first of three films being shown. The other films in this first series are NEERJA (Aug. 11), and Finding Fanny, (Sept. 28). The series is curated by ICC’s Discover Indian Cinema Advisory Board.
Congratulations to INTAKE's Native instrument Academy for being recognized by the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities as one of 50 finalists in the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards - for organizations "whose artistic programs throughout the country promote excellence in the arts and humanities and offer learning opportunities to young people." 
THE MIGHTY QUINN FOUNDATION has adopted the In the Spotlight musical theater program for 7th -12th graders, based in Stratford. The program has been in existence for over 25 years and Quinn loved being a part of the program. The Foundation has committed to transforming In the Spotlight into a privately supported program for young theater artists. See more at the In the Spotlight website.
NEW PARADIGM THEATRE reports that it performed to a sold-out crowd to benefit Habitat for Humanity April 23rd. Broadway performers, Gwendolyn Jones, Fred Rose, Matt Shephard and Kristin Huffman sang all-time favorite tunes to help Habitat raise much needed funding. One of NPT's mission points is to help other nonprofits, using their "star power" and this show was sold out a week in advance which helped to drive the fund raising efforts.

The SAVE OUR STEPNEY TASK FORCE (SOS), working with the town of Monroe, has launched its first Art on the Green sculpture exhibition (intersection of routes 25 and 59) with works by Cultural Alliance artist member Ziggy Bober. Ziggy is the first of three artists to show their work this year (reception May 15, 3-5pm). SOS, organized to preserve and enhance the character of the village of Stepney, developed this program to draw attention to the Green and to showcase and introduce public art to the community.  
WESTPORT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (WAS) is celebrating the approval by the Westport Board of Selectmen of another 3-year lease extension at 182 Bayberry Lane. WAS "has been bringing the universe and the night sky to the thousands that have ventured to the observatory and looked through their telescopes" over the last 41 years - and president Dan Wright sees the recent "exponential" increase in membership as testament to the importance of science in the community.
The WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE has deployed an array of community events and activities to complement its two art-related plays in repertory: Art by Yasmin Reza, and Red by John Logan. Collaborations with The Glass House, Westport Arts Center and others explore the relationship between art and the world around us. See complete Art is Everywhere program here.
OTHER NEWS                             
MORE PRIVATE MONEY SUPPORTING PUBLIC ART

Looking mostly at Britain, but seeing the same pattern in the U.S., Scott Rayburn in an April 15 story in the New York Times, Getting the Art out on the Streets, discusses how "public art is becoming more of a private enterprise." As we can all attest, public arts funding is in many places being drastically cut (spending by local government fell by 19% in the UK between 2010 and 2015). But entrepreneurs, private galleries and developers are stepping into the breach and "some of the biggest players in the commercial art world are looking to the public realm as a place to diversify their revenue streams." FutureCity a private "placemaking agency," is working with six commercial galleries on Culture Line to create permanent art installations on what will be the busiest stations on London's new 70-mile Crossrail line. Pace Gallery's Michal Rovner is building a $1.4 million digital evocation of migration, funded by the Canary Wharf Group. Other galleries include Gagosian, Lisson Gallery, Victoria Miro , Sadie Coles HQ and White Cube.  A separate project with Pace, Future/Pace that includes work such as Janet Echelon's 1.26 (above) has ambitions for building: "a ‘gallery without walls’, art for skyscrapers and city blocks, schools and hospitals, parks and squares, embedded into bridges, energy centres and transport hubs. We see opportunities for meaningful collaborations with everyone interested in the idea of a cultural city." Meanwhile, Art Basel has announced its Art Basel Cities business that will help cities compete to become successful cultural destinations partly through building public art and gallery districts using cities'  economic development funds. Read more.
HOW THE ARTS CAN PROMOTE HEALTHY AGING

In the New York Times of March 7, Jane E. Brody discusses several projects that bring life and vitality to those who otherwise might be aging in misery. She tells of how iPods bringing music of their youth back to many in their 90s provided by The Music and Memory project enliven and rejuvenate. The iPods are cheaper than “potent drugs that can turn old people into virtual zombies,” but they are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare. Brody points to other projects funded by the NEA and the National Institute on Aging, by which dedicated people have established programs that bring music, dance, painting, quilting, singing, poetry writing and storytelling “to add meaning, joy and a vibrant sense of well-being to the lives of older people.” EngAGE, a program in Southern California, enables residents of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony to paint, take part in classes, write and direct screenplays that they then perform. Brody tells of the 2006 Creativity and Aging Report of an NEA study at 3 sites, that showed after only a year that the health of elders in cultural groups stabilized or improved, in contrast to a decline among those in the control groups. At one of the sites, Janine Tursini, director of Arts for the Aging in Rockville, Md., seeks to “get at what best jazzes up older adults.” She said the N.E.A. study showed that "when older people become involved in culturally enriching programs, they experience a decline in depression, are less likely to fall and pay fewer visits to the doctor." In another study among people with Alzheimer’s disease, a sculpting program improved the participants’ mood and decreased their agitation even after the program ended. “The arts open people up, giving them new vehicles for self-expression, a chance to tell their stories,” said Tursini. “The programs capitalize on assets that remain, not on what’s been lost.” Read More
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARTS

1. ENDOWMENT AWARDS ANNOUNCED
COA just announced the award of 130 Connecticut Arts Endowment grants totaling $385,301. With an average of $3,000 (ranging from $164 to $24,801), this was the lowest amount available since the Endowment was established in 2010 (with one-third of the amount available in 2010 available today). See complete list

2. STRATEGIC PLAN CALLS FOR YOUR INPUT
Embarking on a process to create a five-year strategic plan - to move the arts from “nice to necessary,” COA has engaged Public City to guide the discussions around the directions the Office should take. Part of the planning needs to come from the constituents, and so COA and Public City have a simple 3-question survey asking your opinion. The survey asks: What is the importance of the arts in Connecticut?
How do we move the arts from nice to necessary? and What is it about the arts that moves you? Please think about the questions and answer them here.

3. KRISTINA NEWMAN-SCOTT'S MAIN STREET PRESENTATION
CT's Director of Culture, Kristina Newman-Scott gave an important presentation to Connecticut Main Street Center, as part of its BRIDGE series. Her talk covered her vision for the department, including a "deeper, inherent place" in the state's economic development, and the ability to effectively teach artists to see themselves as small business owners. Her presentation is available here.
FUNDING                            
CT TRUST
 REVOLVING LOAN FUND
ROLLING

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation's Revolving Loan Fund helps to finance and transform underutilized historic buildings and assets that contribute to community character and have the potential to serve as catalysts for economic development. The Revolving Fund focuses on development and investment in neighborhoods and communities that are distinctive and inspiring. There are three kinds of loan programs: Construction Loans: Short-term construction loans to assist with the repair and rehabilitation of historic buildings listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places; Pre-Construction Loans: Short-term loans to support project planning including feasibility studies, preservation consultant fees, architectural and engineering services, and nomination to the State or National Register of Historic Places. Pre-Purchase Loans: Short-term loans to assist with the cost of inspections, appraisals, and capital needs assessments prior to the purchase of historic properties. Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis with loan disbursements beginning July 1, 2016. To request application materials or for more information, please contact: Gregory Farmer, Revolving Loan Fund Director at 203-464-7380; Email: RLF@cttrust.org
REGIONAL INITIATIVE GRANTS
 JULY 29
INFO SESSION 
MAY 20

The Regional Initiative Grant Program (REGI) awards grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. The REGI program is designed to support smaller projects that create access to the creative process and/or creative experience, and especially those that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. Projects can take many varied forms: engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, bring neighbors together, etc. These grants are for collaborative, innovative projects that use the arts to impact community life. Eligible applicants include: artists, arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status with annual operating income under $300,000, arts programs of a 501(c)(3) non-arts organization, municipal arts departments, pre-K-through-12 schools, and Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs). The grants are administered by the designated regional service organization (DRSO) for each region of the state. The DRSO for this region is the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Guidelines available for download here. Interested? Then sign-up for an information session, that will include panelists from last year's process: Friday May 20, 12:30-2pm at Silvermine Arts Center. 

RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
TANGO/ESSENTIAL WORTH AN ESSENTIAL 
BOARD PLAN
WEBINAR 
MAY 3 

TANGO (The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity) is offering a free webinar through its partner EssentialWorth on May 3, 11am. The Why, What and How of an Essential Board Plan, will be presented by EssentialWorth Founders, Jay W. Vogt and Judy A. Ozbun, who will share:
  • Why an Essential Board Plan is Important for all Nonprofits
  • The Benefits of an Essential Board Plan
  • 3 Key Components of an Essential Board Plan process
  • 6 Elements of the Essential Board Plan
  • How to Get Ready for Your Essential Board Plan
Participants will receive: The 5 Steps to an Essential Board Plan workbook and
A TANGO-exclusive special introductory invitation to the Essential Board Plan process. 
Click here to register.

FRACTURED ATLAS
SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A 501(C)(3)?

This week’s Fractured Atlas blog, features an interview by Program Director Dianne Debicella with legal expert Gene Takagi, So you want to become a 501(c)(3)?  Together, they review the key questions to be asked when a group is considering become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Gene is the managing attorney of NEO Law Group where he has represented over 400 nonprofit organizations on corporate, tax, and charitable trust law matters. He is also a contributing editor of the Nonprofit Law Blog. Takagi reviews the basic steps any group, or even an individual artist, needs to consider, from forming a board and creating bylaws, to planning and assessment, drafting and filing articles of incorporation, and completing tax forms. An initial question all groups or individuals should ask is "whether they will advance their mission most effectively and efficiently by running an independent non-profit, taking care of all the compliance and administrative issues as well, or if working with a fiscal sponsor is a better option." See the whole, very practical, interview here. Recommended.

MORE REASONS FOR REAL COLLABORATION
FAST COMPANY

In an April 7 Fast Company piece, serial entrepreneur Faisal Hoque, author of Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability (McGraw-Hill) and other books gives us Four Reasons Why The Most Successful People Are Great Collaborators.  Read the short article, but here are the bones of the piece.
1. GROWTH COMES THROUGH SHARING: When decision making and risk taking are shared among a group of people striving toward the same goal, it's typically easier to achieve the optimal outcome faster.
2. WE CAN FIND UNEXPECTED ALIGNMENT: Highly successful people understand the potential as well as the limits of becoming a specialist; they know that by engaging with each other—and trading specialized knowledge—we can become more than the sum of our parts.
3. FLEXIBILITY TAKES COOPERATION: As more people work remotely, and as external contractors drive the gig economy, important ideas are coming more and more from people who don't work in the same physical space as you do. Embrace collaboration and use flexible talent clusters. 
4. COLLABORATING FORCES US TO MOTIVATE EACH OTHER: To collaborate with others, we often need to inspire and influence them, not just share information back and forth. "In order to succeed, we need to effectively create partnerships with many others around us. That way, when we put our heads down and push through a solo task, we'll know exactly what it's for—and that we aren't really alone in our work at all."

FCCF - CENTER FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE
WORKSHOP
EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
MAY 12

In its popular Essential Business Skills series, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Fairfield County's Community Foundation is offering a workshop on Effective Project Management, May 12, 9:30am-12:30pm. The workshop will be held at Sacred Heart University's Martire Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. In the workshop, you will learn how to plan, organize and execute your next project successfully. Geared for staff members who are part of a project team or responsible for leading a project within their organization, the workshop will teach the basic concepts associated with project management and the five key processes for effective project management. Attendees will also leave equipped with project management tools and templates to use at their organizations. Presenter Dawn Ciambriello, MBA, is described as a project management guru and an engaging presenter. Dawn is the Director, Managed Markets Marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University in the School of Management, and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. FCCF staff gratefully point out that due to a special partnership with Sacred Heart University they are offering this workshop at the reasonable price of $25. Register here.

JOBS                             
AMS PLANNING & RESEARCH
ANALYST


AMS Planning & Research Corp., a leading international consulting practice serving the arts, culture, and entertainment industries, has immediate openings in our Southport office. Join a team of recognized thought leaders, professional management consultants, and researchers, serving arts and culture organizations, service agencies, funders, and government entities across North America and, occasionally, around the world. Responsibilities include: provide administrative and research support for Principals, Directors, and Project Managers on a wide variety of client-related project tasks; assist in project planning, coordination, and client communication; conduct industry research including interviews, literature reviews, and case studies; analyze and synthesize client financial, sales, activity, and other relevant data to answer questions, identify trends and support project decision-making; and more. Details and requirements here.
WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

Westport Country Playhouse seeks a Database Administrator (DA) who will manage and support the use and analysis of patron and ticketing data contained in the Tessitura and QuickBooks databases. This position reports directly to the General Manager and works closely with the systems, box office, marketing, development, and finance departments. This position requires a flexible schedule and the DA must be available on nights and weekends in order to maintain the ticketing system. Ideal candidates will possess either a college degree with a focus in information technology or comparable professional experience. As this position will interact with staff members who may not be as proficient with computer systems, excellent communication and documentation skills are required. Familiarity with Tessitura, SQL and InfoMaker is a plus. Details and requirements here.
g. a. macura
ART PREPARATOR


g a macura inc. is looking for a Fairfield-based, two-to-three-day-a-week art handler whose primary tasks will include installing and packaging art. Potential work hours will increase starting in May at least through the end of the year. Candidate should have knowledge of: installation hardware; various hanging techniques and systems; packing materials; safe handling methods with artworks of various size and medium. Candidate should have the ability to: install artworks; create portfolios and boxes for artwork shipment; work both independently and as part of a team; manage and maintain accurate paperwork for the projects executed; having the ability to use inventory software, Excel, Photoshop, & InDesign is a bonus, but not required. Candidate does not need experience driving a truck, but should have a car for transportation to our facility and occasional off-site locations. This is a part time position, with some flexibility in schedule. Full description here. g a macura inc. will provide competitive compensation based on experience and expertise. Please submit a resume to info@gamacurainc.com

ISABELLA GARRUCHO
FINE ART
INTERNSHIPS

Isabella Garrucho Fine Art (IGI Fine Art) has been in business for 35 years and as a fine art dealer has pioneered the world of investment art. Recently opening a Greenwich gallery, IGI Fine Art is now looking for interns to work directly with management in that location. Interns'  duties will include both assistance with clerical gallery procedures and events, as well as research, development, and implementation of multiple self-initiated projects. One of the primary roles of the intern will be to help staff Isabella Garrucho Fine Art Gallery in Greenwich CT and help maintain the daily operations of the gallery. This includes engaging with visitors to the gallery when appropriate, participating in online and gallery art sales and minor/routine maintenance. Interns will also be involved in maintaining inventory records and digital / online management systems, updating and producing content for all social media platforms, and participating in the installation of exhibitions. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a number of projects during their internship that are developed in conjunction with the gallery director. These projects are expected to be in line with the interests of the intern as well as those of IGI Fine Art. Projects should result in a deliverable that can directly contribute to the needs of IGI Fine Art while also benefiting the personal development of the intern. Full details here.
YALE PRESS
PUBLICIST

Yale University Press (YUP) seeks a Publicist to plan and execute the entire publicity strategy for select YUP titles, focusing on Art and Architecture titles but also including trade, scholarly and academic, and/or paperback reprints, as seasonally appropriate. Manages author and publishing-partner relations for select campaigns. Represents YUP to select media and museum partners, including initiating, developing, and maintaining strong business relationships with editors, producers, and critics across a range of media outlets. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field and three years of book publicity or public relations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information and application click here.
NEW CANAAN LIBRARY
P/T ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The New Canaan Library seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to be responsible for providing primary administrative support for the Programming Librarian and the Adult Services team with regards to programs and classes created for the adult population of the New Canaan community, participating in cross departmental project teams as required, and providing some administrative support for the Executive Director and the Manager of Adult Services. The assistant would work with the Programming Librarian to provide external communication regarding upcoming programs. Full description here. 19 hrs/week including evenings and weekends as needed$17-$20/hour. Send cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services at New Canaan Library.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Coastal Arts Guild: Marketing Intern
Connecticut State Library: Traveling Archivists
Fairfield Museum: Visitor Services Manager
Fairfield County Chorale: Executive Director
Hartbeat Ensemble, Hartford: Managing Director
Wesleyan University: The Interim Associate Director for Programs
Westport Arts Center: Education Assistant
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator and Facilities Manager.
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CALENDAR                             
MAY
May c2: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
May c2: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines
May c3: TANGO: The Essential Board Plan, Free Webinar, 11am
May c4: NEH Humanities Access Grants Deadline
May c4: Progressive Gallery Tour: browngrotta arts, Wilton, 6pm
May c5: Ultimate Block Party, Mathews Park, Norwalk
May c9: Connecting With Schools, Education Summit  Fairfield Library, 10am
May c9: Art is Everywhere: From Point of View of Artist, Westport Arts Center, 6pm
May 11: ProBono Partnership Webinar: Copyright Law and Fair Use. 12pm; $20
May 12: FCCF/Sacred Heart Workshop: Effective Project Management, 9:30am
May 16: Early Bird Registration Deadline for CLHO Conference (June 6)
May 19: Cultural Alliance ACE Awards BreakfastShore & Country Club, 7:30am
May 20: CT Office of Arts Info Sessions: Public Art 10am; REGI Grants, 12:30pm
May 28: National Storytelling Network Brimstone Awards Deadline

JUNE
June c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
June c3: Advance Registration Deadline for Americans for the Arts Convention, Boston
June 15: NEH: Chronicling America Contest Deadline

JULY
July c1: Museum Assessment Program Application Deadline
July c1: Connecticut Dance Alliance: Dance History Project Submission Deadline
July c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Deadline (for events post-Sept. 1)
July 29: CT Office of Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Application Deadline

AUGUST
Aug.c1: Terra Foundation: American Art Exhibitions, LOI Deadline

SEPTEMBER
Sept. c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Deadline (for events post-Dec. 1)
Sept. c1: J.M. Kaplan Fund: Furthermore Publishing Project Grants Deadline
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