Subject: Organization Newsletter - May13, 2016

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News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
May 13, 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 illuminate a town through a unique lens. There isn’t a template for what a successful community is supposed to look like. If you’ve seen one community, you’ve only seen one community. The arts help us see what's exceptional about where we live."
Jane Chu, Director, National Endowment for the Arts
❖ Connecting With Schools: Education Summit
❖ ACE Awards Breakfast (Tickets Going Fast!) - May 19
❖ Public Art Opportunities + REGI Grants Info Sessions - May 20
WELCOME NEW MEMBER: Isabella Garrucho Fine Arts Gallery

News from Barnum Museum, Curtain Call, Fairfield Antique and Design Center, Fairfield Museum, Greenwich International Film Festival, Maritime Aquarium, New Canaan Library, Norwalk Parking Authority, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Sacred Heart University, and Westport Country Playhouse. 

❖ Arts Education and the NEA. Infographic to download 
❖ Arts Integration in Schools
❖ NEA Our Town Awardees
❖ New Push for Public Arts; COA's HOT Schools Summer Institute; 2016 Governor's Patron of the Arts Awards; MAY 31 Deadline for Your Opinion on Strategic Plan

❖ Aaron Copland Fund for Music: Performance Awards - June 30 
❖ NEA Art Works Grants in Multiple Categories 
 - July 14
❖ Regional Initiative Grants - July 29
❖ NEA Our Town Grants - Sept. 12

❖ Visitors Bureau: Call for Brochures for Captain's Cove
Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Summer Institute - July 11-15
Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact
❖ CCNA Workshop: Developing Emotional Intelligence in Leaders - June 7

❖ Real Art Ways, Hartford: P/T Grant Writer
❖ New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston: Website Administrator

❖ FCCF: Marketing Director
❖ New England Air Museum: Development Director

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
Sixty educators, artists and nonprofit staff enthusiastically participated in our "Education Summit" at Fairfield Library May 9, to find out the best ways for artists and arts and humanities organizations to connect with schools and their curriculum. Contact us here for our report on the meeting and to find out our plans for next steps
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.
Sign Up for one or two information sessions at Silvermine Arts Center on Friday May 20. 
1. Tamara Dimitri speaking on Public Art Opportunities, (10am-noon). 
2. John Cusano will explain the Regional Initiative (REGI) Grants (12:30-2pm). Featuring Julyen Norman, Jahmane West (2 of last year's 5 judges) and Carole Schweid and one other 2016 grantee. 
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A Creative Business Member
Principal: Isabella Garrucho

Isabella Garrucho who has successfully run her international art consulting company for the last 25 years, is now opening a gallery in Greenwich - at 45 East Putnam Avenue. Isabella Garrucho Fine Art  (IGFA) directly represents over 50 national and international artists and maintains close ties with scores of additional artists as well as galleries and publishers. IGFA also commissions painters, sculptors and weavers to execute specific art works for lobbies, boardrooms, atriums, and sculpture gardens. As founder/president of Art Services International, Isabella was responsible for assembling art collections for private clients and Fortune 500 companies - as well as hiring, training, and managing a highly specialized art savvy team of professionals. During the increased market demand for corporate art investments during the bullish 1980's, Art Service International was recognized as one of the premier art consulting companies in Connecticut and New York. Born in Cadiz, Spain, Isabella studied art history at the Rio de Janeiro Catholic University. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese, all of which she uses in her high-mileage international travels. In her new gallery in Greenwich, Isabella has partnered with furniture dealer, Geoffrey Walsky, a specialist in fine midcentury modern furniture, who displays some of his collection in the gallery to complement the show. CT Post’s Bob Horton has commented that this "combination of fine art and decorative furniture is a microcosm of a two-block section of East Putnam Avenue that has slowly transformed itself over the last few years into a retail center that caters to designers, high-end consumers and the art world." See Isabella Garrucho Fine Art website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
The BARNUM MUSEUM received an NEH grant of $190,000 to create The P. T. Barnum Digital Collection, drawing from its own collections as well as those of the Bridgeport History Center at the Bridgeport Public Library. Executive Director Kathy Maher said the grant would enable the museum to conserve and digitize close to 1,000 items, creating catalog records in electronic databases, and to continue with their preservation. The P. T. Barnum Digital Collection will reside at UConn’s Connecticut Digital Archive, a preservation repository, with free public access. At right, Commodore Nutt Carriage.
CURTAIN CALLrecipient of our 2016 ACE Award for Nonprofit Organization, has raised the highest amount in donations on Giving Day for three years in a row. This year Curtain Call raised $80,000 on Giving Day. On the eve of receiving our ACE Award, we uncovered this recent story in the Stamford Advocate by Curtain Call Executive Director, Lou Ursone (pictured at left) that we'd like to share.
FAIRFIELD ANTIQUE AND DESIGN CENTER is celebrating the arrival of Barclay Fryery as its designer-in-residence. As part of the Center's inaugural Designer Showcase, Barclay has transformed his "vignette" at the Center (see image at right) using finds from other dealers located throughout the building. Named as one of House Beautiful's Top 125 Designers in America for four consecutive years, Barclay will be at his Designer Showcase at a Sip 'n' Shop event May 19.
FAIRFIELD MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER has announced a partnership with Bankwell to support the Museum’s field trips program. Bankwell representatives visited last week with students from Bridgeport's Barnum School (at left) on an educational field trip. This partnership enables the Museum to provide learning opportunities to hundreds of students from Norwalk and Bridgeport underserved schools free-of-charge.
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GIFF) has just announced the program for its Second Annual Festival, running from June 9th through 12th, 2016. A very intensive program includes premieres, 30+ international movie showings, workshops, and seminars.  GIFF was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy. Click here for program/tickets.
The MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK's 17th Red Apple Awards were presented recently to the Burnham family of New Canaan, State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, and Bank of America at its annual Cirque de la Mer fund-raising gala. $625,000 was raised for the Aquarium’s marine-science and environmental-education school programs. The Aquarium also just received a Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice award as Best Family Attraction in CT.
NEW CANAAN LIBRARY is celebrating its first Artist-in-Residence Program, featuring architect Joseph Schott. One of very few in the country, combining the elements of an artist residency with the educational mission of the library, the residency incorporates an exhibition, Studies in Architecture (through Sat. May 28), a TEDx Salon (on community-driven architecture), and a series of drop-in workshops. Come to Schott's closing reception May 28, 3pm.  
NORWALK PARKING AUTHORITY is looking for a concept statement for a new public art lighting project, it has received funding for, on the façade of the Yankee Doodle Garage, located in the Wall Street District (River St/Burnell Blvd). Complete this short sentence to describe the best outcome for this project (that will incorporate light, color, materials and space): "The proposed public art lighting project will change the Yankee Doodle Garage......." and email it here.
The NORWALK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (NSO) will collect food for the Pantry@NCC, which aims to alleviate the barriers associated with food insecurity and hunger, so that NCC students can remain in school, and earn their degree. NCC often partners with the NSO - the NCC choir has performed with the NSO and will be performing with the NSO at its 76th season closing performance of La Boheme, May 21st. Patrons can drop off food items at the concert. More.
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY's Art and Design Department just announced three design winners of the Anti-Smoking Campaign competition sponsored by the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership. Congratulations to Mario Texeira, Jessica Boratko and Kaitlyn Kreitman. Click image for larger version of flyer.
WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE received a $25,000 NEA grant for Money, Power and Belief: Reflections on The Invisible Hand - a series of community events to further explore themes (global finance, global politics, faith, terrorism, power, greed, and corruption) in the gripping play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar this summer, directed by David Kennedy. The play features Nick Bright, an American financial analyst held hostage in Pakistan, who is given a year to raise his own ransom using his market expertise. More.
OTHER NEWS                  
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Students draw in the other half of self-portrait photographs extrapolating from what’s visible. (Courtesy of Ada Leaphart/Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler.)

In an article recently cited by the CT Office of the Arts, Katrina Schwartz, a writer for Mind/Shift, the KQED Education Blog, examines some examples of How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive. While a few schools adopt arts integration wholeheartedly, in others lone teachers work at it themselves. The Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler (IAA) was established in a high-poverty area of Burlington, VT, where elementary schools were failing to produce results. At root arts integration uses the arts to teach other subjects. An example a fourth-grade lesson on geometry examined the work of the famous Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. The class talked about his work and then created their own art using angles in the style of Kandinsky. Students had to be able to identify the angles they’d used and point them out in their art. Already the school is showing results. “Before IAA became an arts-integrated magnet school, only 17 percent of its third-graders were proficient in math on the NECAP test, Vermont’s standardized test. After five years, 66% met and achieved the standards." Art is an equal partner in arts integration: “If you pick a subject area like science, social studies, math or literacy and you integrate it with an art form, what you do is connect the two and find ways to really integrate the two so they lean on each other,” said Judy Klima, an integrated arts coach at IAA. An arts specialist co-plans and co-teaches alongside the general education teacher to help ensure academic learning is happening through an art form and visa versa. Read more here.

This week the NEA announced its Creative Placemaking awards through its OUR TOWN grant program. $4.3 Million was awarded to support 64 projects nationwide. The 2017 program was also announced (deadline Sept. 12 - see information below in FUNDING). Of the grantees, only one was based in CT: Artspace, New Haven was awarded $50,000 to support Game On!, its annual citywide Open Studios festival. The festival will engage artists and community members through commissioned works of art that will explore how the Goffe Street Armory can connect with the surrounding neighborhood. In the NEA's words: "in places as diverse as New York City and Green River, Utah, these projects demonstrate that art and artists are an essential part of building strong communities; as important as land use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety." Including this round of funding, the NEA will have awarded more than $30 million in grants to fund 389 Our Town projects since 2011. The web resource Exploring Our Town features case studies and lessons learned on more than 70 Our Town projects. “For six years, Our Town has made a difference for people and the places where they live, work, and play,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The broad-based partnerships and the focus on leveraging local cultural assets have helped residents engage the arts to spark vitality in their communities.” Click image above for motion graphic celebrating the NEA's Creative Placemaking Program.

COA is seeking qualifications from artists for two public art opportunities, with more rolling out over the next few months. Learn about the Art in Public Spaces program, the registration process, and current and upcoming projects from Tamara Dimitri, the Art in Public Spaces Program Specialist, when she visits our region on Friday May 20th (find out more here).

Registration is now open for COA's 23nd Annual Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Summer Institute. The theme this year is Storytelling: an Artful Journey. More information below (Professional Development) and here.

Established in 2014, the Governor’s Patron of the Arts Awards honor individuals, foundations and companies for their generosity, passion and support of the arts in Connecticut. The following will be honored at a reception on May 24 at the Governor’s Residence: Jack and Pam Baker, Connecticut’s Community Foundations, Floyd W. Green II
, and Harvard Business School of Connecticut Community Partners

To help COA with its five-year statewide Arts & Cultural Strategy, it needs to hear from you. Respond to this simple 3-question survey by May 31 or weigh in on social media using #CTArts on COA's Facebook page and Twitter feed
✖︎ What is the importance of the arts in Connecticut?  
✖︎ How do we move the arts from nice to necessary? 
✖︎ What is it about the arts that moves you? 

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting applications for its Performance Program, a grant program where performing ensembles, presenting organizations, and festivals may seek support (from $1,000 to $20,000) for the performance and presentation of contemporary American concert music and contemporary jazz. Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment or Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming. Eligible organizations include: chamber-sized ensembles of any instrumentation; chamber orchestras; symphonic or other full-sized orchestras; opera companies; dance companies and/or ensembles; vocal ensembles and choruses; presenters; festivals; and presenter/ensemble hybrids. Details hereDeadline: June 30, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting applications for its ART WORKS program in multiple categories. Grant range from $10,000 to $100,000 (the majority are over $25,000).  "'Art Works' refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration." Categories offered (and links to those programs' guidelines) are as follows:
 JULY 29
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. 


The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects. These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry, policy, or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.Note two Application Webinars: How to Apply (July 20) and Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration for a Successful Project Proposal (July 27) 


Janet Serra of the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Bridgeport's Captain’s Cove, one of Fairfield County’s most popular tourism destinations from May to October, has offered the Visitors Bureau free space for an information center at its marina. Janet points out that Captain’s Cove gets several hundred thousand visitors a season, making this an optimal spot to have information distributed. Not only is Captain’s Cove providing complimentary space, they have also included two interns to help track and disseminate the information. Please send your brochures to: Jane Stella Williams, Captain’s Cove Seaport, 1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. For larger attractions, a case of brochures would be great. For other attractions, a quantity of 100 brochures is suggested. Janet says that the Bureau has plans for setting up a visitors survey and will send anyone interested the overview when it is completed. Questions? You can contact Janet here.
JULY 11-15

Registration is now open for the CT Office of the Arts' (COA) 23nd Annual Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Summer Institute. This year's theme is: Story telling: an Artful Journey. Storytelling cultivates imagination as it heightens observation skills and capacities for expression. Through HOT Schools core components of Strong Arts, Arts Integration and Democratic Practice, with Storytelling at the center, 2016 HOT Summer Institute participants will engage in a learning journey of their own - exploring multiple pathways for deep understanding, self expression and healing. The Institute highlights the HOT APPROACH as a reliable keystone for employing instructional practice that cultivates critical, creative and innovative thinkers, inspires and motivates educators, and sparks the joy in teaching and learning. Click here for complete information via the Institute's flyer. Click here to register.


In a recent WILD APRICOT blog posting, Terry Ibele puts what he's learned about managing volunteers into 8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact. Read the whole posting, but here are the key elements:
1. Understand Their Passions: Figure out why each person is volunteering: ASK THEM! Knowing the WHY will help you organize each person into the RIGHT tasks. 
2. Keep Volunteer Profiles: Add volunteers to your membership database, + why they’re volunteering. An accurate list will help you better assign people to jobs.
3. List Out All Possible Activities: Volunteers are passionate AND smart and could be given some of your regular tasks. What unique skills do they have and what can they teach you? Do not train them!
4. Set Tasks: Print a detailed list of all the tasks a volunteer will need to undertake. Give it to them; highlight areas that are key. 4. Set Goals: Always state the goal, or outcome. this will ensure your volunteers stay on track and can make decisions on the spot in unforeseen circumstances. Don’t micromanage. PLEASE don’t micromanage!
5. Form Groups: Group your volunteers into groups, putting like with unlike. They'll solve problems faster when they have different skills+meet new people, try new things, and be more engaged.
6. Have a Designated Volunteer Area: Set up a table and chairs for them to mingle and get to know each other.
7. Know Your Role: Step back and watch from above. Don’t do all the work for them! 8. Reward: Tell them a story where they’re the hero. That is the best recognition. 


The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, as part of its professional development series, is offering a 3-hour workshop, June 7 on "Developing Emotional Intelligence in Leaders." Emotional Intelligence or EI describes our ability to perceive, assess and manage our emotions and interpersonal interactions in order to maximize our influence and impact. In this highly interactive workshop, participants are provided with the opportunity to evaluate their current level of EI competence while also exploring a wide range of methods for increasing their capacity to lead and influence in all of their relationships both in and out of the workplace. The program includes all materials and assessments including the EI Insights Inventory and the Leadership Trust Survey. The Trainer is David O'Brien, of WorkChoice Solutions. The workshop will be held at the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, One Hamden Center
2319 Whitney Ave, Hamden, on June 7, 9:30-12:30pm. Cost: $90 ($70, members of CCNA). For more information and to register, click here.  Click here for other workshops in this series (including Purposeful Boards, Powerful FundraisingGrant Proposal Certificate Series; The Nonprofit Bookkeeping Certificate Series; and Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace).


Real Art Ways, Hartford, seeks a Part-time Grant Writer to manage its grant applications. The right candidate will produce grant applications and reports in accordance with the organization’s development plan and research new prospective funding sources. Specifically, this person will: gather information that will easily allow him/her to grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought; acquire and maintain knowledge and understanding of Real Art Ways, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought; research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs; compile, write, and edit grant applications -must have excellent expository writing skills; keep in contact with grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material; and manage the process of supplying progress reports when required by a grant-making organization that has funded a project or program. Qualified candidates will possess strong expository writing skills, attention to detail, research ability, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Previous grant-writing experience required. Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume, in a single PDF to Resumes will be reviewed until the job is filled. Details here.

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) seeks a website administrator for CreativeGround to maintain and promote usage of NEFA’s New England-wide online directory that enables users to find and connect with the region’s cultural nonprofits, creative businesses, and artists of all disciplines. CreativeGround is in its third year and is the evolution of NEFA’s prior websites aimed at quantifying and spotlighting New England’s creative community, CultureCount and This position requires excellent communication and technical skills, experience with databases, and a passion for the New England creative economy. The CreativeGround Website Administrator reports to the Research Manager and works with other NEFA staff and programs to adhere to NEFA’s standard of excellence. Essential functions occur in the areas of  Marketing and Customer Service, Website Tech and Data and Program Coordination. Full details here.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) seeks a Marketing Director who will have overall responsibility for the Foundation’s marketing, public relations and communications strategies. The Marketing department at the Community Foundation is seen as the creative and storytelling arm of the Foundation, directly serving the needs of the Program and Development teams to help connect, with greater resonance, our mission to more supporters throughout Fairfield County. The Community Foundation recently went through a rebranding effort, launched a new website and over the past year worked to enhance its marketing efforts and ensure consistent branding. FCCF is in need of a Marketing Director who can share its story and engage others. The Marketing Director is a critical role in helping the Foundation reach its strategic goals. In applying, please provide examples of programs/campaigns for which you were directly responsible and describe your role. More information here. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements here. 


The New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, seeks an experienced development professional with a proven track record in not-for-profit fund raising. NEAM is the largest air museum in the northeast with over 100 aircraft in six hangars on 56 acres of land adjacent Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. The current annual budget is 1.5M but this will grow in 2016. Approximately half of the budget is raised through development that includes private donors, corporate partners and sponsors, foundations, grants and membership. It will be the task of the development director to manage and grow the existing revenue streams as well as develop new sources of support working closely with the executive director, the staff and the board. The Museum is in the process of modernizing and expanding and the need is clear for a skilled manager to help meet our growing operational needs as well as expansion that will require a capital campaign. The Museum will consider both part-time and full-time applicants. Details here. Please send resume to Executive Director Jerry Roberts at
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

AMS Planning & Research: Analyst
Connecticut State Library: Traveling Archivists
Fairfield Museum: Visitor Services Manager
Fairfield County Chorale: Executive Director
Isabella Garrucho Fine Art: Gallery Interns
Wesleyan University: The Interim Associate Director for Programs
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
Yale Press: Publicist
MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds:

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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
May 31: Deadline for Your Opinion on CT Arts & Culture Strategic Plan

June c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
June c3: Advance Registration Deadline for Americans for the Arts Convention, Boston
June c7: CCNA Workshop: Developing Emotional Intelligence Workshop, 9:30-12:30pm
June 15: NEH: Chronicling America Contest Deadline
June 30: Aaron Copland Fund: Performance Program Application Deadline

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 c1: Registration Deadline for COA HOT Schools Summer Institute
July 11-15: COA HOT Schools Summer Institute
July 14: NEA: Art Works Grant Application Deadline
July 20: NEA Our Town, "How To Apply" Webinar, 3pm. Register.
July 27: NEA Our Town, "Tips, Tricks and Inspiration..." Webinar, 3pm. Register.
July 29: CT Office of Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Application Deadline

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

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
Sept. 12: NEA Our Town Grant Deadline
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