Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - December 9, 2016

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ORGANIZATIONS' NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
December 9, 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 500 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
OUR NEWS
❖ Space-Use Summit: Videos and Presentation Slides Now Available
❖ Radio Show: Artists Continue Space Discussion on WPKN 89.5 - Mon. Dec. 12 
❖ NEWS12 Connecticut: Catch Us on Our Lives - Sat. Dec. 10; Sun. Dec 11
❖ Save The Date for PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NORWALK - Wed. Jan. 18
❖ Giving Day 2017: Sign Up By Feb. 1
❖ Help Cultural Alliance Through AmazonSMILE
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Diane Lauricella and EverWonder Children's Museum

YOUR NEWS
 News from Beechwood Arts & Innovation, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Gordon Fine Arts, The INTAKE Organization, The Klein, Pequot Library, Sacred Heart University, Stamford Arts, Westport Arts Center, and The Westport Downtown Merchants Association

OTHER NEWS
❖ Looking Forward: Arts Action News from Americans for the Arts
❖ NEA Report: A Guide to Community-Engaged Research in Arts & Health
NEWS FROM CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS: Welcome Adriane Jefferson; CT Arts Day, March 2, 2017; CT Arts Endowment Fund Application Deadline: Dec. 15; FY18 Grant Opportunities to be Announced mid-January.

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Vans Custom Culture Grants for Schools: Deadline Extended - Dec. 16
❖ Fractured Atlas: Arts Entrepreneurship Award Nominations - Jan. 9

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ Strategic Planning: Finding the Right Questions
❖ CT League for History Organizations: Call for Conference Proposals - Jan. 17

JOBS
❖ Pequot Library: Finance & Administration Manager
❖ International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven: Grant Writer


OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
Speakers at the last session, "Policies and Incentives to Release Commercial Space for Cultural Use," at the Creative Spaces for the Creative Economy conference held at the Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, Nov. 12, 2016. Speakers from left to right: Kim Morque, Tod Bryant, David Genovese, Erin Wilson, Robert Orr and Jackie Lightfield. Click image for the video of this session.
SPACE SUMMIT: VIDEOS + SLIDES AVAILABLE
Close to 100 artists, nonprofit workers, business owners, real estate developers and others gathered together at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport Nov. 12 to focus on the issues of finding and accessing better, more affordable spaces for the work we all do. From how to learn from our experiences with temporary spaces, to how best to share space and back-office services, to accessing the new SpaceFinder Connecticut database (to be launched March 2, 2017), to using tax credits, zoning and the art of persuasion on sympathetic landlords and developers to find affordable, creative and sustainable spaces, and more, speakers and audience engaged in a lively debate about how to best organize for the locating and optimal use of real estate for our community. You can see videos of all the sessions here, and all the slide presentations of the speakers here. A full report with follow-up activities will be released shortly.
ARTISTS CONTINUE SPACE DISCUSSION ON RADIO SHOW
Join us for our LIVE radio show Spotlight on Arts and Culture, LIVE on WPKN 89.5 FM, this Monday, Dec. 12, 12pm - 1pm to hear three of our artist members continue and expand the conversation at our Space Summit. Join Jennifer Bangser in this conversation with three artist members committed to creating space for art: Holly Danger, owner of Danger Gallery, Stamford; Liz Squillace, owner of Paradox Ink and resident at Read's Artspace, Bridgeport; and Jahmane West, Norwalk-based artist, teacher, mentor and designer.
CATCH US ON NEWS12 OUR LIVES
We were invited on to TV News12 Connecticut to discuss what we do at the Cultural Alliance. Tune in to hear our own Jennifer Bangser in conversation with News12 Connecticut's Gwen Edwards on the Our Lives show this Sat. Dec. 10, 5:30am and 11:30 am and on Sun. Dec. 11 at 4:30pmAlso see our 10-minute segment online.
PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR PROGRESSES WELL
Some 25 Cultural Alliance members joined us on the night of the New Canaan Holiday Stroll, December 2, for our PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NEW CANAAN. We visited and enjoyed talks by gallery owners about their galleries and current shows. We visited our member commercial galleries: Sorelle, Handwright and Heather Gaudio Fine Art. In addition we also visited our nonprofit member Silvermine Art Center's holiday pop-up show in the former Joseph A. Bank store. Now SAVE THE DATE for our next Gallery Tour - PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NORWALK - Wed. Jan. 18
GIVING DAY 2017
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County acts as a community partner for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation's GIVING DAY, scheduled this next year for March 9, 2017. This one-day, regional effort harnesses the collective power of individuals, friends, families, businesses, employee groups, school groups, and others to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in giving. If your organization is not registered, sign up here by February 1, 2017.

CULTURAL ALLIANCE JOINS AMAZON.SMILE
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has signed up with the AmazonSmile program. If you sign upAmazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County. It's easy to help us keep things afloat and keep FCBuzz full of great arts and culture events! Please choose the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County as your AmazonSmile charity of choice! Click here to participateThank you!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
DIANE LAURICELLA

An Individual Preservationist Member

Diane Lauricella is a land-use consultant specializing in environmental impact and regulatory review. She is a founding member of Save Cranbury that has been involved, since 2006, in the effort to preserve the iconic Lucille Lortel White Barn Theatre and its natural setting. As part of the initial campaign to save the historic urban farm known as Fodor Farm, Diane helped organize community-wide support in the form of petitions and provided environmental management advice. As an environmental professional, Diane is interested in preserving industrial buildings after all contamination has been evaluated and remediated properly. She is a former Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum board member and is also interested in repurposing historic buildings to welcome small business, cultural and educational programs, such as is the vision for the White Barn Theatre, should it be preserved. A past President of the Norwalk River Watershed Association, Diane created educational programs that included kayak trips that discussed Norwalk's urban industrial history. See Diane's Facebook page
EVERWONDER 
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Founder & President: Kristin Chiriatti
Business/Program Manager: Stefani Reyes

EverWonder Children's Museum, Newtown, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in January 2011 by a group of mothers who enjoyed bringing their children to other children's museums and who wanted to create a similar experience closer to home for everyone in the surrounding communities to enjoy. For the first years of its life, EverWonder Children's Museum existed as a mobile entity without a physical location.  The Board of Directors and volunteers brought science and art programming to the community through the local library and various community events in an effort to fulfill their mission and create awareness of the organization.  In April 2013, EverWonder Children's Museum opened a physical location called The EverWonder Experience. Packed with hands-on exhibits and activities, this small space served over 6,000 visitors.  In April 2015, EverWonder Children's Museum re-opened in its current location on Peck's Lane. This new larger space enables us to provide additional exhibits and activities as well as dedicated space for birthday parties and field trips. EverWonder’s mission is to cultivate a lifelong love-of-learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them and by offering hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. See the EverWonder webpage, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
YOUR NEWS
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
BEECHWOOD ARTS & INNOVATION is again stretching what it means to be an arts venue. This Sunday at 5pm, Beechwood is staging a worldwide performance centered on its Facebook page: the WE event. The worldwide audience will only be online and Facebook LIVE will allow them to share comments throughout the hour. Performers to date include pianist Frederic Chiuviolin star Igor Pikayzen (2011 Horizon Award Winner), pianist Orin Grossman, saxophone virtuoso (and rabbi) Greg Wall, and jazz pianist David Morgan. See you online.
The CARRIAGE BARN ARTS CENTER is expanding access to the many photographers in its 37th Annual Photo-graphy Show. The idea is to have a series of Saturday morning Coffees with the Artists at 10am on each of Dec 10, 17, Jan. 7 and 14. On each Saturday around a dozen different photographers will gather and the public is invited to drop by, see the show and talk with the photographers about their work. Said ED Hilary Wittmann, "Many visitors, particularly on the weekends, are interested in learning more about the artists exhibiting here. Our new Saturday “Coffee with the Artists” series creates an opportunity for artists to connect with each other and galley visitors at the Carriage Barn Arts Center."
GORDON FINE ARTS has had a very successful year and they are ending it with a bang! The art festivals they run (from May through November) have all turned out well and David Gordon and Sue Brown Gordon are adding four new shows for the 2017 season. These include relaunching the SoNo Arts Festival in August and running the Westport Arts Festival for the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. To top it off they were asked to open a holiday store in the Stamford Mall (on the 5th floor near Macy's) and signs point to the lease being extended. Congratulations, Sue and David!

The INTAKE Organization proudly announced that its board chair, Lisa Petno, recently received Moffly Media's 2016 Ninth Annual Light A Fire Award for Outstanding Patron of the Arts. Said Angie Durrell, INTAKE's CEO: "Lisa's dedication and hard work on behalf of our children and families inspire us every day."
THE KLEIN had immense expertise at hand when it was preparing its big 75th Anniversary show last year: Prof. Susan Katz' Advertising and PR Campaign class at the University of Bridgeport's College of Public and International Affairs. A new article by Lisa Calderone in UB News details how the students pulled off an extremely professional job. Says Katz: "It’s all about giving students a real-life, hands-on, meaningful experience. What lands us jobs in media is what we can do, what we can put on the table." What they did put on the table was very impressive: see the article for examples of the class' work - and more detail about how they pulled it off. 
PEQUOT LIBRARY was pleased and proud to have its Board of Trustees member Doug Fried given the 2016 Fairfielder of the Year Award. Pequot Library's Adair Heitmann writes: "This extraordinary volunteer has been chair or co-chair of Pequot Library's Book Sales for at least 15 years and has been volunteering at Pequot Library since 1992. Congratulations to Doug Fried on being a hard-working, dedicated volunteer, and for being an all-round nice guy!" At right, Fairfield's First Selectman, Mike Tetreau (l), and Selectman Chris Tymniak (r), give Doug Fried (c) the "2016 Fairfielder of the Year" award, on Dec. 7 at Sullivan Independence Hall, Fairfield.
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY is buying the 66-acre former General Electric global headquarters in Fairfield: ”a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo, “that also reflects our long-standing relationship with GE that includes former GE CEO Jack Welch, for whom our College of Business is named.” SHU plans to use the property as an innovation campus, including expanding its new School of Computing, and incorporating some elements of its Jack Welch College of Business. Also to be moved will be the Isabelle Farrington College of Education, the Art & Design Program and other programs. Future plans could include a performing arts space/recital hall, a swimming pool and incubator space to allow students to develop their creative ideas for new products and programs. More...
STAMFORD ARTS  All arts organizations, and artists, are invited to attend a meeting focused on the Arts in Stamford on Tues. Dec. 20. A small group met this fall and began discussions on how to increase communication among arts groups and to more effectively communicate to the community what is going on in the Stamford arts and culture world. The meeting on December 20th is at 4pm at the Franklin Street Works, 41 Franklin Street. Please RSVP here.
The WESTPORT ARTS CENTER announces the appointment of a new Director of Education, Lillie Fortino, responsible for managing and growing the Arts Center’s Education programs, including Youth & Teen art classes and camps, adult education, special arts, continuing education at local schools, the Teen Advisory Council, and community service programs such as Connections and WAC Gives Back. Lillie has a 2010 UConn BFA with a concentration in Photography. Previously, she was an Arts Enrichment Program Coordinator for the Norwalk Housing Authority, serving over 150 low-income K-12 students. “Growing up in Westport," she said, "I know how important the creative arts are to the community, and it thrills me to be here and to help build an accessible enrichment program for our younger generation."
The WESTPORT DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION has announced that Kami Evans is now working with them to assist in their social media coverage. For many Fairfield County residents,  Kami is their own local celebrity. Her tireless efforts to connect people and businesses has developed a social media following of over 250,000 people in the last 5 years, including tens of thousands of people in Fairfield County. Follow WDMA on their Facebook page here
 

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OTHER NEWS                  
ARTS ACTION NEWS FROM AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS

Americans for the Arts just released its summary of what's ahead for all of us:
1. Funding: "This week, Congress is expected to approve another kick-the-can-down-the-road funding patch. This funding patch will allow the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to continue to operate under its previous funding levels of $148 million. As you may recall, the House passed a nearly $2 million increase for the NEA this summer and the Senate committee approved an increase of $500,000, but there is no final bill. Instead, the NEA will continue to receive current funding until the next deadline—April 28, 2017. This delay puts on hold agency plans and their proposed budget work for FY 2017. In the meantime, President-elect Trump may put together his own budget plan. Congress will start 2017 by grappling with not only finding a way forward on this year’s funding (the calendar began October 1, 2016) but also next year’s. We will keep you updated as budget news happens.
2. Arts Education: Since passage of the new K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, we’ve been tracking implementation. On November 28, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations pertaining to state accountability plans, and included “arts” in the list of well-rounded subjects. Americans for the Arts called for this inclusion, along with 51 organizations. Our latest federal and state materials are here. Under these final regulations, a state may now opt to submit its consolidated state plan on April 3, 2017, or September 18, 2017.
3. Transition: As the new year begins, a new Congress will be taking seat, and the U.S. Senate will begin confirming appointments to lead the federal agencies—including nominee Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education. She’s a promoter of school choice, but is also a backer of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management in Maryland and her family is involved in Grand Rapid's ArtPrize in Michigan. We will continue to seek and cultivate these connections to the arts with your help. We’re also expecting infrastructure, tax reform, and jobs to receive attention in the first 100 days of the new administration—all of which can impact the arts, from public art and business incubators, to charitable giving and community development. We will keep you updated on actions to take."

GUIDE TO COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH IN THE ARTS & HEALTH

In recognition of a growing movement to integrate the arts with health in community-based programs, the National Endowment for the Arts has published an online guide for researchers and practitioners. The National Endowment for the Arts Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health is a blueprint for collaboration among academic researchers, arts organizations, and artists aiming to study the arts’ effects on health and extend this research to arts programs or therapies. “Artists and other arts practitioners and biomedical or behavioral health researchers have a lot to learn from one another,” said NEA Office of Research & Analysis Director Sunil Iyengar. "This guide can help them partner more effectively in documenting and studying the contributions of community-based arts programs to positive health outcomes." The recent NEA report, Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists, found that “increasing numbers of artists are working as artists in other settings as more sectors are recognizing the value artists can add to their work.” With arts-in-health projects gaining in number and sophistication, rigorous research is critical for better understanding and refining this work and assessing its impact. In contrast to traditional academic research, which might occur in settings foreign to the populations being studied, community-engaged research involves community members in some or all phases of the project, from determining study goals to sharing findings. Arts programs can be particularly well-suited for this research approach because they often are deeply engrained in community solutions. Examples are arts programs in correctional facilities, after-school programs for youth at risk, community venues for older adults and military veterans, and creative placemaking projects. Download the report here. Read More...
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARTS
WELCOME ADRIANE JEFFERSON
Adriane Jefferson has joined the CT Office of the Arts team as its new Program Associate. Adriane has extensive experience working in the arts and cultural sector as an arts administrator, an arts education specialist and a performing artist. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director at the Writers Block Ink in New London, where she oversaw all day-to-day programs, grants and community partnerships. We are thrilled to have Adriane on board and know that she will flourish in this new role. Adriane can be reached by email at Adriane.jefferson@ct.gov or 860.256.2786.
ARTS DAY 2017: SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 2, 2017
GRANTS: ARTS ENDOWMENT FUND 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15 

COA's on-line e-granting portal is now accepting FY17 CT Arts Endowment applications. The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) was established by the State of Connecticut to stimulate the development of private sector funding and help stabilize arts institutions. Interest earned on the Fund’s principal is distributed annually to Connecticut non-profit arts organizations which have received a minimum of $25,000 in contributions in each of the last two years from non-governmental sources. Grant awards are calculated based on a formula that rewards those organizations reporting a substantial increase in the amount of private sector contributions received during the prior year. Organizations may use funds for capital projects, operations, programming or to build their own endowments.
FY2018 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES 

Information on COA'S FY2018 grant offerings will be posted on its website in mid-January.

OPPORTUNITIES 
VANS CUSTOM CULTURE GRANTS
DECEMBER 16

Americans for the Arts is pleased to again partner with VANS Custom Culture on the VANS Custom Culture Grant program. This program seeks to increase visibility for and resources available to arts educators and schools across the country, in order to sustain the arts as a vital part of education. The grant program is supported by funds from a separate program, Vans Custom Culture—a design contest where high schools compete to win $50,000 for their art program. VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students. Each grantee will receive an award of $2,000, and funds must be used to support visual arts and/or music programs. For the 2015-2016 application cycle, the money should be used for activities associated with partnerships with community artists and/or cultural organizations (such as field trips, residencies, master classes, performances, workshops), combining with other subject areas to integrate curriculum; joining forces with another school (to design a collaborative workshop or performance etc.), or pairing with other partners such as businesses, parents, and other community or school leaders. Overall, this grant program seeks to use arts education as a platform to create social impact in communities while serving a high number of students. Application form here.
FRACTURED ATLAS 
ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS
JANUARY 9

Fractured Atlas empowers artists to be entrepreneurs by removing practical barriers to creative expression. As a nonprofit technology organization, they take this entrepreneurial spirit to heart as they create novel and innovative solutions for age-old problems.
The arts and culture sector needs great ideas and entrepreneurs who can bring those ideas to fruition. Fractured Atlas wants to encourage innovation and risk taking by honoring the innovative minds who are developing forward-thinking models for successful arts careers and organizations in the 21st century. The Arts Entrepreneurship Awards are open for nomination. Five winners will be chosen who can serve as models and inspiration for artists everywhere. Successful nominees will have developed new approaches to age-old challenges in the arts by experimenting and challenging conventional wisdom. They will have innovated new business practices or paradigms and developed novel solutions to old problems. See a full description of the award criteria here. Artists and arts organizations from all parts of the arts and culture sector are eligible for nomination, regardless of budget and staff size, geographic location, or discipline. Nominations close Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern time and will be announced in early 2017.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
STRATEGIC PLANNING:
FINDING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS


Lisa Barnwell Williams teaches the UMass Arts Extension Service Strategic Planning (spring) and Board Development (summer) courses. In this recent article, Finding the Right Questions:" Recommended Resources on the How and Why of Strategic Planning, Lisa recommends several resources that speak to the “how” and “why” behind strategic planning, and its continued importance to organizations in our increasing volatile and complex world. “In the last couple of decades, strategic planning has become a standard tool in good management…But at the same time, there's a real lack of clarity, among experts as well as practitioners, about what, exactly, 'strategic planning' should entail. Goals? Vision? Numbers? Timelines?... the answers we get are determined by the questions we ask.” Read more here.
CT LEAGUE OF HISTORY ORGANIZATIONS
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
JANUARY 17

The Connecticut League of History Organizations invites you to share your insights at the CLHO Annual Conference on June 5, 2017 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, in Meriden, CT. The full-day conference is the perfect opportunity to discover practical advice, skills, and to participate in discussions, as well as network with your colleagues. Share your inspiring, practical success stories to help shape a thriving future for our field. You are invited to contribute to the conversation with session proposals. We are seeking basic to mid-level workshops, inspirational stories, and models from the regional heritage fieldDownload and fill out the proposal form here. Send electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF formats to Liz Shapiro, liz@clho.org by January 17, 2017. Include “Proposal Submission, CLHO June 2017 Conference” in the subject line.

JOBS                             
PEQUOT LIBRARY
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Pequot Library seeks an effective and experienced Finance and Administration Manager to oversee finance and administrative operations. Primary responsibilities include managing the financial, human resources (HR), facilities, information technology (IT), and other administrative operations for the Library. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance and Administration Manager will play a critical role as Pequot Library continues to enhance its quality programming. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. Key Accountabilities include: responsible for the daily management of accounts payable/receivable functions, bookkeeping, payroll as well as cash-flow forecasting and annual budget planning; coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with independent auditors and the Board of Trustees Finance Committee; oversee all HR processes and procedures including background checks, new-hire paperwork, work improvement plans and work closely with the Executive Director and Senior Level Managers to coordinate annual reviews; update and administer all necessary HR practices, business policies and nonprofit accounting practices; responsible for the administration of all staff compensation and benefits. Qualifications include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of broad finance experience, ideally in a nonprofit education setting. Send a letter of interest and résumé by e-mail to: Stephanie J. Coakley, Executive Director, Pequot Library.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS & IDEAS
GRANT WRITER

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, seeks a professional, freelance grant writer, who will play a vital role in the organization's fundraising efforts. This is an independent contract position. The successful candidate will commit approximately 60-70 hour/month. Following an initial orientation, work will be done remotely, with the exception of attending occasional meetings. S/he will work closely with the Director of Development, and consult with other members of the development and programming staff as necessary. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented creative-thinker, with excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills. S/he must be able to successfully manage multiple deadlines, and ongoing projects. Commitment to the performing arts and a passion for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas' mission is a necessity. A confidentiality clause will be part of the Letter of Agreement for this engagement. Requirements include: Conduct the full range of activities necessary to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to governmental agencies, foundations and corporate sources. Maintain an ongoing schedule of applications and dead-lines. Research government, foundation and corporate funding opportunities to evaluate prospects for grants submission. Work closely with Development and Programming staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals. Skills and Qualifications include: proven success with written grant proposals; attention to detail, organization; ability to meet deadlines; ability to interpret the Festival's programs to meet requirements of a wide variety of grant-makers. Submit a proposal, along with current resume and client (or employer) references to tgriggs@artidea.org
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Arts Council of Greater New Haven: Executive Director
Clyde Fitch Report: Online Video Correspondent
Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven: Part-time Gallery Assistant
Greenwich International Film Festival: Programmer
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects: Marketing Coordinator
Ridgefield Playhouse: Associate Director of Marketing
Wadsworth Atheneum: Donor Relations Manager
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Analyst 

MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
DECEMBER
Dec. 10: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County on News12 Connecticut, Our Lives, 5:30am; 
             11:30am and Sun Dec. 11, 4:30pm
Dec. 12: Spotlight on Arts & Culture, Artists Creating Space for Art, WPKN, 89.5FM, 12-1pm
Dec. 14: FCCF Legislative Forum - Naugatuck Valley Community College, Danbury, 9-11am
Dec. 15: Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund Applications Due
Dec. 16: FCCF Legislative Forum - Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, 9-11am
Dec. 16: Puffing Foundation: Meaningful Art Application Deadline
Dec. 16: NEFA: CCX Workshop Proposals Due
Dec. 16: VANS Custom Culture grants: Applications Due
Dec. 20: Fairfield Ludlowe High School: Deadline for Applying for Spring Interns

JANUARY
Jan. c6: CT League of History Organizations: Award of Merit Application Due
Jan. c9: Fractured Atlas Arts Entrepreneurship Award Nominations Due
Jan. 11: NEH: Public Humanities Project Grant Applications Due
Jan. 18: PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NORWALK (SAVE THE DATE)
Jan. 17: CT League of History Organizations: Conference Proposals Due
Jan. 26: NEA: Big Read Applications Due

MARCH
March c2: CT Arts Day, Hartford, CT

March 20-21: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC

APRIL
April c5: USArtists International: Application Deadline for Tours July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

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