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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
March 4, 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 more than 360 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
Celebrate (and use) Our New Logos
❖ Preservation Network Meeting, Guide to Alphabet Soup - March 7
❖ Progressive Gallery Tour: Next Stop, Framemakers - March 16
❖ Common Ground @ Grace Farms: New Date - March 22
❖ Save the Date for ACE Awards - May 19
❖ Welcome New Members: Arts for Healing and Horizons Enrichment Program

YOUR NEWS
News from The Art Spot, Bruce Museum, Fairfield Museum, The Klein, Pequot Library, Project Music, Silvermine Arts Center, and Westport Historical Society. 

OTHER NEWS
❖ CT Arts Day Was A Tremendous Success
❖ Call for Young People in Bridgeport for Youth Summit - April 1
❖ CT Budget: Arts & Culture Testimony
❖ CT Office of Tourism: Marketing Outreach Meetings

FUNDING
❖ Braitmayer Foundation: Innovative Practices in K-12 Education - March 8
❖ NEH: Humanities Access Grants - May 4
❖ National Storytelling Network: Brimstone Award - May 28
❖ Museum Assessment Program - July 1

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ ArtsU Webinar: Local Arts Agencies and Businesses -  March 16
❖ TANGO Workshop: 16 Trends Nonprofits Need to Know - March 22

JOBS
❖ Pequot Library: Executive Director
❖ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum: Manager, Museum Services

❖ The Glass House: Visitor Center & Design Store Manager
❖ Greenwich Historical Society: Storytellers - April 1

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available (scroll down)

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
OUR NEW LOGOS
We are delighted to introduce our new logo, together with a modified logo for FCBuzz. Members will be receiving copies of the modified FCBuzz logo to place on their websites to show their support of this unified marketing platform for our cultural community.
PRESERVATION ALPHABET SOUP
Our Fairfield County Preservation Network hosts a meeting, in partnership with the Norwalk Arts Commission, Monday March 7 at Norwalk City Hall with Mary Dunne and Jenny Scofield (State Historic Preservation Office) clarifying the alphabet soup of terms and organizations for preservationists. Click here for information and to RSVP.
FRAMEMAKERS GALLERY - MARCH 16
If you've never attended a stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour, please join us Wed. March 16, 6-8pm at FRAMEMAKERS, 3004 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock, Bridgeport. Designed to encourage members to mix and mingle while exploring our commercial gallery members, the tour has progressed month-by-month from Greenwich to Bridgeport. Sign up; enjoy the party - and bring your business card!
COMMON GROUND @ GRACE FARMS - NEW DATE MARCH 22
All cultural nonprofit and creative business members are strongly encouraged to join us for our popular, monthly COMMON GROUND Meet-Up to discuss, test and give feedback on collaborative, creative project ideas. This month at Grace Farms, New Canaan, share ideas about the Rebirth Arts Festival, test a debut One-Stroke Calligraphy workshop and give feedback to Amy Oestreicher's Detour-ist Workshop. Read more.
SAVE MAY 19 FOR ACE AWARDS
Thank you for the more than 500 nominations received for our Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. Now, save the date for the awards ceremony at Norwalk's Shore and Country Club, May 19, 2016, 7:30-9am, with keynote speaker Arthur Levitt, the longest serving Chairman of the SEC. He will be introduced by Karen Brooks Hopkins, President Emeritus of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             
ARTS FOR HEALING

Executive Director: Karen Nisenson

Arts for Healing is a unique, nurturing community-based center in New Canaan that helps people with communications disorders improve the quality of their lives through music and creative arts therapy. Founded by Karen Nisenson, Arts for Healing has been working with special needs children, adolescents and adults, and their families, in Fairfield and Westchester Counties since 2000. Integrated music therapy and art therapy is a clinical process used to address a variety of individual therapeutic goals. While many children find traditional therapy hard work, integrated music therapy and art therapy is fun - students emerge with increased communication, attention span, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, and language development. Founder, Karen Nisenson, holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Juilliard, Bachelor of Science from Hunter College, and a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy from NYU, where she has been an adjunct professor, affiliated with the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy since 1978. Karen developed the integrated music and art therapy methodology (IMAT) and the Adaptive Music Teaching Curriculum. She has also created early childhood academic programs specifically designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. She contributes to Special Parent Magazine and The Motor Story blog, consults with schools across Fairfield County, and frequently presents talks and workshops to parents and professionals on the impact of the arts in education. Arts For Healing serves the special needs population of children and adults at its center, 24 Grove St, New Canaan, and at Grace Farms, New Canaan on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. AFH also provides services to New Canaan Public Schools, Waveny Care Center, the New Canaan YMCA, First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Norwalk Hospital, JumpStart and Stillmeadow School in Stamford, Saint Catherine's School in Fairfield, and River House, an adult day-care center in Greenwich. See Art for Healing's website, Facebook page and YouTube video celebrating its 10th anniversary.
HORIZONS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

An Affiliate Member of Sacred Heart University

Executive Director: Jeffrey Rumpf

‌‌Horizons at SHU is a tuition free, academic summer enrichment program serving low-income students. Together Horizons National and Sacred Heart University are helping inner city Bridgeport students overcome the achievement gap. The arts are a core learning component for the Horizons students and will be a continued emphasis under Horizons SHU new executive director Jeffrey Rumpf. Rumpf, who, as executive director for Clearwater, worked not only with Pete Seeger but with many other musicians, from local youth artists to Bruce Springsteen, to drive its message of green cities and sustainability, has testified that “the Power of Song was our strongest card to generate change and action.” To date he has developed two arts collaborations: one with the SHU arts community, including the theatre, music, dance, choral and marching band departments; and the other with Cultural Alliance member KEYS, with whom they have already brought in guest artists and educators. Horizons is also working with STRIVE Bridgeport that is working to use the arts to drive a social justice, education reform message. Rumpf is focusing on developing and enhancing relationships between Sacred Heart and Horizons students and their families and also with Bridgeport public and parochial schools and other community organizations. “I’m most looking forward to working with the kids,” said Rumpf. “It’s all about providing them with opportunities so that they can have the ‘American Dream’ just like the rest of us. Sacred Heart is the perfect place to cultivate such a leading-edge program because of its emphasis on social justice.” See SHU Horizons webpage.
YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
THE ART SPOT is expanding its corporate team-building projects. These projects enable self-expression and imagination to flow, build team spirit, and create an impressive permanent display in the corporate office. One of Art Spot's latest projects offered over 2,000 employees and their guests the opportunity to each create a metal leaf. The leaves were then assembled into a dramatic 12-foot tree, and installed in a major NYC tech company. 
Congratulations to the BRUCE MUSEUM for receiving one of only 87 $8,000 Creativity Garden grants, awarded by the ASTC, and funded by Disney. The grant will support Brucemobile Outreach for 500 students in Stamford Public Schools’ ROSCCO after-school program. The project will increase students’ access to, and achievement in, STE(a)M disciplines through hands-on arts activities reinforcing the subjects presented in a fun, creative experience. Corinne Flax teaching students during a Brucemobile Outreach program. 
The FAIRFIELD MUSEUM has won two grants from Connecticut Humanities: $5,000 for the design and fabrication costs of the upcoming exhibition, Fabulous Animals! The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson (Lawson was a Westport resident and a distinguished children' book illustrator (Ferdinand the Bull; Mr. Popper’s Penguins); and $21,000 for the planning of a reshaping of Fairfield's historic Town Green, where the Museum plans to create an integrated exhibit and for three historic properties adjacent to the Museum. More..
Congratulations to THE KLEIN for its recent award of $25,000 from The Rotary Club of Bridgeport. The funds will be dedicated toward the purchase of a digital projection system. Once installed, the system will enable The Klein to present films, videos and live broadcasts in its 1,447 seat theater.
PEQUOT LIBRARY has announced the imminent departure of its executive director, Heather-Marie Montilla. Heather's husband has been promoted and the couple are relocating to Michigan. We would like to publicly extend our heartfelt wishes for success and happiness to Heather, who has brought so much passion, dedication and expertise to our community. All the best, Heather! Until a new executive director is found, the organization will be led by Alison Barry, President of the Board.
PROJECT MUSIC conducts a collaborative program, Tues. March 29, 7pm at Stamford's King Performing Arts Center on El Sistema: Building and Connecting Communities through Music. PROJECT MUSIC students will perform alongside peers from the Baltimore Symphony OrchKids, Bravo Waterbury! and select King students. Dan Trahey (OrchKids), Calida Jones, (Bravo Waterbury), and Mauricio Carneiro, Conductor of Orquestrando A Vida, in Campos, Brazil, will discuss how El Sistema works in their different contexts.
SILVERMINE ARTS CENTER has announced the retirement of Executive Director Leslee Asch, effective April 5, after 6 years of leading the famed Center through a time of growth and transformation. A hands-on director, she balanced the needs of the School of Art, a five-acre campus, the Art Partners outreach education program, and Fairfield County’s best-known Guild and Gallery (which won Moffly Media’s Best Galleries for five straight years. Leslee's signature achievement, among many, may have been her creation of programs that unified visual and performing arts, funded by prestigious grants from the NEA, NEFA, and others. See complete release.
WESTPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY has received an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations for its book, The New Yorker in Westport. Andrew Bentley and Eve Potts wrote the book to commemorate the 2014 show, Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport, celebrating the 767 New Yorker covers published by seventeen Westport artists between 1925 and 1989. Fifty iconic scenes accompany Westport facts and stories. 1,000 additional copies are now being printed - you can get yours here!
OTHER NEWS                             
CT ARTS DAY
A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

A crowd of more than 350 arts workers, arts advocates, high-school students, performers, legislators and government officials celebrated the power of the arts to transform individual lives and stimulate the state's economy at the first CT Arts Day in 20 years. Kudos to Kristina Newman-Scott, our new Head of Culture for the State of CT, for pushing the concept of this gathering and the indefatigable team at the Office of the Arts for making it happen with the polish and pizzazz that this event had in spadefuls. One of the outstanding and unforgettable aspects of this day-long gathering was hearing passionate testimony from our elected representatives about the transformative power of the arts. From DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith to LT. Governor Nancy Wyman (both pictured above), who declared March 2 CT Arts Day permanently, to Senators Bob DuffTony Hwang, and Rep. Matt Ritter - all testified to the power of the arts in their lives, to its key instrumentality in the state's economy and the critical importance of intensifying the presence of the arts in our schools. Lt. Gov. Wyman in particular strongly endorsed the concept of STEAM (adding the arts to STEM curriculum). For a compelling account, in pictures and words, of the day, see our compiled Storified version of participants' Tweets here.
CALLING YOUNG PEOPLE IN BRIDGEPORT
YOUTH SUMMIT
APRIL 1

The Bridgeport Youth Summit, Port of Opportunity, is fast approaching on April 1st. United Way, Strive Together, local businesses and organizations have been working hard to bring opportunity to Bridgeport's youth. The Youth Summit has a track specifically for out-of-school youth ages 17-25, arriving at 4:30 pm and leaving at 7:30 pm. This is the hardest group to engage since referrals do not come from schools. 200 spots are still available. The event is free. Young people receive a free T-shirt, backpack, and food, along with the opportunity to engage with a dynamic industry panel, an extensive group of businesses and help develop Bridgeport's Youth Policy Agenda. There will also be exposure to job opportunities, training, apprenticeships, secondary education, and entertainment. This track is designed for networking and connection to employers as requested by young people. Click here for the registration form: young folks can fill it out online (the directions to do so are on the form) or return the paper copy. Click here for an updated flyer with all of our sponsors noted. For more information go to www.bridgeportprospers.org. Questions? Contact Rina Bakalar.
CT BUDGET
ARTS & CULTURE TESTIMONY

Julia Wilcox, Senior Public Policy Specialist, at the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (formerly CTNonprofits) reports in a recent release on the Public Hearing related to the DECD Budget that took place on February 10th. Click here to review all testimony. Julia selected some testimony of particular interest to our community, notably that of Julia, herself, Cindy Clair, Lisa Scails, Amy Wynn, Ryan Odinak and, specifically on line-item funding, the Discovery Museum. Also to be noted is the testimony of Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum director, Susan Gilgore (pictured above, courtesy of the Fairfield County Business Journal). Salient points Julia pulled from the testimony: Connecticut's Arts & Culture sector is a $653 million industry, supporting over 18,000 full-time-equivalent jobs that generate $462.5 million in household income. Industry organizations spend $455.5 million annually, leveraging $197.5 million in additional spending on restaurants, parking and hotel rooms. Julia urges us all, as we continue to speak with legislators and the public about the impact of the governor's proposed budget upon our organizations, to emphasize the following: 
Restore funding lost both through the proposed cuts and annualized rescissions.
Reinstate line items within the Arts & Culture Budget moving forward.
Support the Office of the Arts in terms of resources and staffing capacity.
Protect the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund - return to investing annually at least $500,000 a year. 
Contact Julia here with any questions, for further information or advice. 
CT OFFICE OF TOURISM
CT VISITS
 MARKETING OUTREACH MEETINGS

All paid-up members of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) have an exclusive meeting with The Connecticut Office of Tourism at our next Marketing Roundtable meeting, April 13. (Interested in joining so you can be included in this and other Marketing Roundtable and Executive Director meetings? contact David here)Members will learn about Connecticut’s new official tourism website and how they can partner with the State and its marketing effortsThe agenda will  includes: new marketing efforts, research and partnership opportunities; a preview of the new CTvisit.com launching in April, which will inspire visitors in bigger and better ways, The new website, CT Tourism promises, is: more visually exciting; easier to navigate;
has double the partner listings, more stories and content, with five new regional destination sections. Members will learn how to best take advantage of CTvisit’s new, free options to enhance your listings including: the ability to add in your Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and/or Facebook posts, to pull in your TripAdvisor reviews, your events & deals right on your listings page, and the flexibility to display more photos. Members: save the date: April 13. Non-members may participate in a similar event Thursday, March 10, 10 – 11:30 am at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford. Register by the end of today, March 4  by emailing: Jennifer Haag.
FUNDING                            
REMINDER
MARCH 15 is the deadline to register your INTENT TO SUBMIT for the one grant you choose to apply for with the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Details here.
BRAITMAYER FOUNDATION INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN K-12 EDUCATION
MARCH 8

Have some ideas for using the arts to innovate K-12 education? Consider the opportunity afforded by the Braitmayer Foundation. The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. It is particularly interested in:
  • Curricular and school reform initiatives.
  • Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.
The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books. PLease note: This grant cycle takes one full year from submission of a Letter of Inquiry to notification and may include a site visit. The Foundation awards grants up to $35,000. Online applications accepted until March 15th. Guidelines here. Apply here
NEH
HUMANITIES ACCESS GRANTS
MAY 4

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced a new grant program to strengthen and sustain quality humanities programs that benefit youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations. Humanities Access Grants offer matching grants toward term endowments for programming at cultural institutions that broadens access to excellent humanities content for underserved groups. Eligible organizations include public libraries, museums, historical societies, community colleges, historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges, and Hispanic-serving institutions. These grants will allow institutions to build capacity and fundraising capabilities, expanding resources for populations with fewer opportunities to participate in quality humanities programs.” Over the first two years of the grant period, successful applicants will receive either $50,000 or $100,000, to be matched 50:50. In the remaining three years of the five-year grant period, these term endowments must be fully expended in support of programming for youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations. The application deadline for the initial cycle of Humanities Access Grants is May 4. NEH program staff from the Office of Challenge Grants will conduct a webinar for interested applicants on Tuesday, March 15 at 2 P.M. Click here to register. Application guidelines here.
NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK
BRIMSTONE AWARD
MAY 28

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2016 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling. Taking its name from brimstone, the elusive element medieval chemists believed would transform base metals into gold, this award focuses on the transformational properties of storytelling, and aims to increase understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and are replicable (to some extent) in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project, so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience. Areas of interest include health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels. Click here for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

 MUSEUM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
JULY 1

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance of Museums. It is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future. Since its inception in 1981, MAP has helped over 4,600 small and mid-sized museums of all types strengthen operations, plan for the future and meet standards. Through a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities and consultative peer review, your museum emerges with: a greater alignment of activities, mission, and resources; an analysis of its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities; a prioritized roadmap for improving operations and meeting standards; its practices benchmarked to standards; enhanced credibility with potential funders and donors; improved communications between staff, board and other constituents; expert advice, recommendations, and resources; and increased capacity for strategic planning.
A MAP assessment requires members of the museum staff and governing authority to complete a self-study. Then, a site visit is conducted by one or more museum professionals, who tour the museum and meet with staff, governing officials, and volunteers. The reviewers work with the museum and MAP staff to produce a report evaluating the museum's operations, making recommendations, and suggesting resources.
The three types of MAP assessments:
Organizational Assessment: Reviews all areas of operations.
Collections Stewardship Assessment: Focuses on collections policies, planning access, documentation, and collections care within the context of the museum's total operations.
Community Engagement Assessment: Assesses the museum's understanding of and relationship with its communities as well as its communities' perceptions of and experiences with the museum.
For application details click here.

RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
ARTSU WEBINAR
LOCAL ARTS AGENCIES & BUSINESSES 
MARCH 16

Americans for the Arts' new ArtsU webinar series presents Local Arts Agencies and Businesses, Wed. March 16 at 3pm. While know that developing ongoing everyday relationships with business is key to building communities where both the arts and business sector thrives, how do we best do that? Distracted as we are as conveners, programmers, and supporters, it is essential to make time to foster these important relationships with the business communities. Learn from two local arts agencies about what has worked for them. The two presenters in this live webinar are: Alexandra Urbanowski, Associate Director and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Silicon Valley Creates, San Jose, CA, and 
Steve Knight, Director of COCAbiz, COCA-Center of Creative ArtsSt. Louis. Learn why and how they prioritized working with busines, how they incorporated the work into their existing programming, and how it's helped to move the work of the rest of the organization forward. Free; $35, non-AftA members. Register here.
TANGO
16 TRENDS NON-PROFITS NEED TO KNOW
MARCH 22

TANGO, The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity is offering a free workshop, The Fiscal Storm is Brewing - 16 Trends Non-profits Need to Know to Make it in 2016! The workshop, to be held in several CT locations, is being hosted in Fairfield County at the offices of Fairfield County's Community Foundation (First Floor Conference Room, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk) on Tuesday, March 22, 8:30am-11:00am. Five speakers will reveal 16 key trends that we all need to address: "Industry experts from TANGO Partners, Schuster Driscoll and CohnReznick, will discuss ways to manage financial obligations while balancing compliance, cost and talent management. The "old way of doing business" has to change - join us to learn how leading non-profit organizations are managing these challenges. FREE, but please register here.


JOBS                             
PEQUOT LIBRARY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pequot Library seeks an Executive Director who will provide strategic vision, leadership and management of all aspects of the library. The ED is responsible for the creation of innovative programming, effective operations and aggressive fundraising. Overseeing four full-time staff, eight part-time staff, 750 programs that bring 100,000 people to Pequot annually, the ED will be dedicated to Pequot's mission to educate and enrich people of all ages through literature, music, art, science and the humanities. As a dynamic leader, the ED will serve as the face of the library and must be 
comfortable with public speaking and sharing Pequot's mission throughout the community. Pequot Library is committed to bringing people to the library from all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities and ages. It is essential the ED is passionate about Pequot's School Outreach Initiative that provides students from under-served communities with special hands-on library and art experiences. The ED will develop synergistic partnerships that result in a positive collective impact on the community. Click here for a complete job description. Candidates may apply by sending a letter of interest, addressed to the Head of the Search Committee, together with a resume, to montilla@pequotlibrary.org.
LOCKWOOD-MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM
MANAGER, MUSEUM SERVICES

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum seeks a Manager, Museum Services. A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States. The Manager, Museum Services is a leadership position with a high degree of responsibility reporting to the executive director. The Manager will be responsible for the general management and oversight of events, meetings, staff supervision, tours, membership database & website, as well as for venue inquiries and office management. A Bachelors or Associate degree, or equivalent, with excellent organizational and administrative skills is required. 3-5 years of non-profit experience is a plus. Salary range between $45-55,000, commensurate with experience. Submission by mail only. No emails or attachments will be accepted. Please send resume with cover letter to: Executive Director, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850.
GLASS HOUSE
VISITOR CENTER & DESIGN STORE MANAGER

The Visitor Center and Design Store (VC/DS) Manager is an important position at the Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The manager is responsible for ensuring that visitors, members and special guests receive essential information and attention from the first personal contact—whether on site, over the phone or via the internet--through the end of any visit. The position has additional responsibility for managing some community relations and participation by the site in selected local events. This position is responsible for the selection and buying of merchandise for the Design Store. The Visitor Center and Design Store Manager reports to the Glass House Executive Director.  In general, the VC/DS Manager will work alongside VC Associates while managing in the shop 2-3 days per week and will spend the remainder of the work week on administration and planning in the Glass House offices. The Manager will also have community relations and membership duties, including generating and soliciting ideas to increase the Glass House profile within the community, working closely with development, programming and communications, and managing the implementation of new membership programs, including training VC staff in both marketing and fulfillment. For full details and application click here.
GREENWICH HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
STORYTELLERS
APRIL 1

The Greenwich Historical Society is seeking storytellers for its upcoming Story Barn on April 1. Story Barn is a biannual favorite, an entertaining twist on oral history, where a given theme is explored through personal stories. As in life, these thought-provoking tales run the gamut from humorous to heartwarming, wistful to "wow-some." This time around, the topic will be Any Port in a Storm, selected to connect with the Historical Society's newest exhibition Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History (opens March 30). Storytellers are welcome to creatively interpret the given theme with only two caveats: stories must be true (okay, a little embellishment is allowed), and they must be told within a five- to ten-minute time frame. No experience is needed; an interesting yarn and a positive attitude are the only requirements, and if you're game but would like to polish your narrative, a practice session with MC Bonnie Levison is offered prior to the program. Story Barn is modeled on a format developed by The Moth, where storytellers offer personal insights into the human condition by sharing engaging stories, lessons learned and moments of self-discovery via story slams, live performances, radio broadcasts and workshops. Any Port in a Storm will take place in an informal, cabaret-like setting, and wine, beer and light snacks will be served. If you would like to share a story, please contact Anna Greco at: agreco@greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer;
 Manager, Academic Programs
Arts Council of Greater New Haven: P/T Development Director.
Connecticut State Library: Traveling Archivists
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Greenwich International Film Festival; Festival ProducerMarketing; Graphic Design; and Programming Interns
Heartbeat Ensemble, Hartford: Managing Director
New Canaan Historical Society: P/T School Program Director
Real Art Ways: Communications Specialist
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Box Office Supervisor and Database Administrator
Yale School of Music: Design Manager
MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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CALENDAR                             
MARCH
March c6: John Cotton Dana Awards for Public Relations Extended Deadline
March c7: Preservation Alphabet Soup: A Guide, Norwalk City Hall, 7pm (Reception, 6pm)
March 7-8: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC - Sign Up Now.
March c8: Braitmayer Foundation: Innovative K-12 Practices Application Deadline
March 14: Jim Henson Foundation: Puppet Theatre Application Deadline
March 15: Intent to Apply Deadline for CT Office of the Arts Grants
March 15: Webinar for NEH Humanities Access Grants, 2pm. Register
March 16: Progressive Gallery Tour: FrameMakers, Black Rock, Bridgeport, 6pm. RSVP
March 16: ArtsU Webinar: Local Arts Agencies & Businesses, 3pm. Register
March 22: Common Ground at Grace Farms, 6:30pm. RSVP
March 23: Connecticut Heritage Rally Day, State Capitol

APRIL
April c1: Bridgeport Prospers Youth Summit, Call for 17-25-year-olds
April c1: Amphion Foundation: Music Performance Grants
April c8: Early Bird Registration Deadline for Americans for the Arts Convention, Boston
April 14: NEA Challenge America $10,000 Grants Application Deadline
April 27: Connecticut Governor's Conference on Tourism, Hartford

MAY
May c2: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
May c2: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines
May c4: NEH Humanities Access Grants Deadline
May 19: Cultural Alliance Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards Breakfast, Shore & Country Club, Norwalk, 7:30am
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
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