Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - February 10, 2017

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
February 10, 2017
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
❖ ACE Awards Nominations Open Through March 1
Why Does A Thriving Art Scene Matter? WPKN Radio Conversation - Feb. 13
❖ Cultural Alliance Organizes Grant Info Sessions - Feb. 21 and Feb 22
❖ Westport Progressive Gallery Tour Success: Save Date for Southport - Mar. 23
❖ SpaceFinder Connecticut Now Accepting Listings
WELCOME NEW MEMBER: Art in Common + See List of all Members

 News from Center for Contemporary Printmaking + Westport Arts Center, City of Norwalk's Arts Commission, Glass House, Greater Bridgeport Latino Network, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras + New England Ballet Company, International Hildreth Meière Association, Mighty Quinn Foundation, Norwalk Symphony, Ridgefield International Film Festival, and Suzuki School of Westport

❖ Community Investment Act - Under Attack Again
❖ CT Arts Alliance Announces New Boardmembers
❖ Register for CT Arts Day in Hartford - March 2

❖ CT Office of the Arts (COA): "Grants-At-A-Glance" Now Available
❖ COA: Supporting Arts in Place - March 15
❖ COA: Arts Learning Grants - March 15
❖ COA: Project Grants - March 22
❖ COA: Regional Initiative Grants - March 22

❖ Wild Apricot's List of Expertise via Twitter
❖ Master of Management in International Arts Management 

❖ browngrotta arts: Media/Marketing/Assistant (Paid) Internship
❖ CT Arts Alliance: P/T Administrator
❖ Pequot Library: Director of Development
❖ Silvermine School of Art: Administrative Registrar

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
We have opened nominations for the 2017 ACE Awards celebrating the passion for arts and culture in Fairfield County, and raising awareness of the quality and diversity of our arts and cultural offerings. Our 5 awards (Artist, Citizen, Corporate, Educator and Nonprofit) will be presented in late spring at our 2nd annual ACE Awards Breakfast (date and time to be announced) to recognize and thank those individuals, organizations and businesses who have made significant artistic and cultural contributions to our community, as well as those who have supported the arts and culture sector through volunteerism and/or patronage. Click links for more information, last years awards ceremony, and the link to nominateThere is no limit to the number of entries per person, and self-nominations are welcome.
Join us on Monday, February 13th from Noon - 1pm for our LIVE monthly radio show on WPKN, 89.5 FM! (also streams live at This month, the topic is Why Does A Thriving Art Scene Matter? with a conversation between Fernando Luis Alvarez and Kristina Newman-ScottFernando Luis Alvarez opened his Stamford gallery in 2009 with the mission “to build artists’ careers from the doors in, and to build community 
from the doors out.” Locally, he sits on the board of Stamford Downtown and was the former Chair of the Yerwood Center, an important and historic after-school program, which he saved from shutting down. Fernando is also involved, on an advisory level, with the Avon Theatre and Bruce Museum Gala committees and other arts organizations outside the state. Internationally, he is highly involved with institutions such as the Tate and the Louvre and his Gallery will participate in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Kristina Newman-Scott was appointed Head of Culture for the State of Connecticut in 2015, heading both the Office of the Arts and the State Historic Preservation Office. Previously she was marketing, events and cultural affairs director for the City of Hartford, director of programs at the Boston Center for the Arts, and director of visual arts at Hartford's Real Art Ways. She serves on the Boards of the Connecticut Forum, the New England Foundation for the Arts, as well as the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Council and the Board of Ambassadors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, among others.
The CT Office of the Arts' (COA) grant deadlines are rapidly approaching (March 15 and March 22). Staff will not be visiting our region, but Cultural Alliance staff are organizing two information sessions on the four COA grants:
Tues. Feb. 21, 6pm-7:30pm, Ferguson Library (Board Room), Stamford - Register
Wed. Feb. 22, 10am-11:30am, Fairfield Public Library (Memorial Room) - Register
Space is limited and RSVPs are essential. One attendee per organization, please.
Photographs courtesy of Barbara Loss
The February stop on the Cultural Alliance's Progressive Gallery Tour (PGT) from Greenwich through to Stratford had another uproarious stop at our two member commercial galleries in Westport last Saturday, February 4: Wendy Nylen/Picture This and Amy Simon Fine Art, both on Post Road East. Our tourists enjoyed talks by the gallery owners and the three artists whose shows were opening that night. Our next stop will in Southport at the Southport Galleries on Thursday, March 23 - please save the date and join us then.
Have space to rent? Then register here for this free service
If you have unused, or underused space that you could rent by the hour day, week or month to arts groups, visual artists, performers, and more, take advantage of this free and sophisticated database.
 See examples of those who have already listed their spaces here
Download a flyer here. Funded by CT Office of the Arts.
Please spread the word - seeking 100 renters by March 2!
Contact David Green (203-212-6894) with any questions.


Founder: Aimee Jette

Art in Common, Inc. is a community outreach non-profit charitable organization based in Ridgefield, with the mission to promote creativity, increase community awareness around important social issues, and foster connection across diverse populations. The organization engages in fundraising, event planning, media communication for: Expressions, An Evening of Poetry; Maonyesho, Exhibition 2016; Al Di Meola and Asúkú Mlulé at The Ridgefield Playhouseas well as the Freedom & Unity Mural at Trailer Box Gallery in Bethel featuring legendary NYC graffiti artists Graffiti Artists for a Positive Cause and art events and workshops. Art in Common was founded by Aimee Jette who, for over 20 years, has worked with individuals and corporations in various professional capacities. A life-long advocate for equality and the creative process, Ms. Jette’s education and business experience have led to leadership positions in both the profit and non-profit sector. See Art in Common Facebook page.
 See a List by Town of all Organization and Creative Business Members: here
Congratulations to both the CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING and WESTPORT ARTS CENTER for their brand-new websites. CCP's new interactive and responsive website (go here) was developed by Zero Defect Design, in Philadelphia, with additional technical support from Stamford's CGInfotech. Westport Arts Center's site (go here) was also completely restructured and re-designed to improve how visitors explore exhibitions and classes, register for events and get involved. The site was built by Atlanta-based Surge Labs.
THE CITY OF NORWALK'S WPA Murals will be the subject of a New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) conference  presentation by Arts Commission chair Susan Wallerstein June 8 in New London. The project is now posted as a NEFA Community Initiative. The case study Susan will present details "the steps the Commission and partners have taken to engage and inspire community members, improve way finding, and make the cultural asset meaningful and relevant to young people, Norwalk residents, the business community, and visitors." These efforts have contributed to an increase in community pride and leveraged cultural tourism opportunities. Sign up for CCX here ($100 before April 14).
The GLASS HOUSE has announced Hilary Lewis as the site's Chief Curator & Creative Director starting January 17. She has published two books on Johnson and his work, Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words (1994) and The Architecture of Philip Johnson (2002), and organized an exhibition on Johnson in 2008 at the Kreeger Museum in Washington D.C. The exhibition, titled “Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art,” brought together over 100 objects that the artist made during the final 15 years of his career. Lewis was named Philip Johnson Scholar in 2007 by the Glass House, and has previously been on the site’s advisory council. Welcome!
GREATER BRIDGEPORT LATINO NETWORK, which, with singer/songwriter Rick Reyes, won a 2016-17 Regional Initiative Grant from the Cultural Alliance for a 3-part workshop/performance series, The Puerto Rican Songbook, opens with its first event this Sunday at The NEST in Bridgeport with the romance of Boleros en Borinquen! You can RSVP on Facebook here. Bring your special someone and learn about and listen to Puerto Rico’s favorite love songs, with wine and? cheese for the occasion. Read more. See CTPost recommendation.
The GREATER BRIDGEPORT YOUTH ORCHESTRAS (GBYO) and The NEW ENGLAND BALLET COMPANY have announced a milestone collaboration with a joint production of Prokofiev's Peter and The Wolf (April 2). Born at a CAFC Common Ground meeting, the collaboration "will be an all-new and completely different experience for Symphony musicians to learn how to match the music to dancers,” said GBYO Conductor Carrie Mascaro. New England Ballet Company dancers will have the opportunity to work with live music for the first time in its more than 25-year history. It will require flexibility and agility to stay in time with the musicians versus working with recorded music where the tempo is always the same,” said Kenneth Hopkins, “The dancers will need to pay close attention to the conductor as well. Teamwork between dancers and musicians will be paramount for the success of the performance. The dancers and musicians will realize a new appreciation throughout this collaboration.” Read more..
The Stamford-Based  INTERNATIONAL HILDRETH MEIERE ASSOCIATION celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Hildreth Meière's birth with the Art Deco Society of New York and Temple Emanu-El next Monday with Kathleen Murphy Skolnik exploring the captivating works of Meière in one of the artist's most recognizable masterpieces - the shimmering main sanctuary of Congregation Emanu-El of New York. Details here.

THE MIGHTY QUINN FOUNDATION has announced that Tia James, its new Community and Educational Outreach Director, will lead the Mighty Quinn's new educational outreach programs, oversee Shakespeare Academy's Alumni Company, and forge strong community and artistic partnerships to foster diverse opportunities not only for the Alumni Company but also for theater artists in Stratford and the surrounding communities of Fairfield County. An actor, teacher, and director, Tia earned her BFA in theater performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from NYU TISCH Graduate Acting Department. 
NORWALK SYMPHONY announced that Kate Wegener won its Fifth Annual Concerto Competition, performing Mozart's Concerto for Oboe in C Major: "truly poetic and mature beyond her years," commented maestro Jonathan Yates. Kate will perform the work with the NSO at its March 12th HEROES Concert at Norwalk Concert Hall, 3pm. Winners of cash prizes for the two upper levels of the Young Artists Festival were also announced: Harry Graney Green, a 14-year-old student from Fairfield, won the Senior Level, with Andrew Gray the runner-up. Sadie Goodman, "an amazing 12-year-old flutist," won the Junior Level, performing Chaminade’s Concerto for Flute.
The RIDGEFIELD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (RIFF) has announced its 2017 selections. In its second year, RIFF will screen 55 films from 19 countries at various venues in Ridgefield. The 25-person RIFF screening committee viewed more than 275 films over the past few months. Said RIFF Co-Director, Sean M. Murphy, "We were so impressed by the caliber of filmmaking shown by all entrants. We believe that this year's slate builds upon last year's amazing showcase." One local filmmaker is Wilton-based Megan Smith-Harris, whose The Buddy System is a documentary on the bond between specially trained assistance dogs and children on the autism spectrum. RIFF runs May 19-21. List of films plus featured events available here. Passes are on sale now at early bird prices ($100 for ALL FESTIVAL passes and $75 for ALL FILM passes) here
SUZUKI SCHOOL OF WESTPORT is proud of their students who have been recent award winners. Pianists Lina Elwood, Madison French, Sachi Krishna, and Wilbert Sullivan were awarded the 1st Place at the Fourth Festival Audition sponsored by the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association. Alan Becker, Yegor Nosov, and Arista Sullivan (at right) were prizewinners at the 32nd Annual Deborah Kahan Competition; Meredith Sullivan received Honorable Mention at the same competition. Charlotte Franklin composed, compiled, and performed a piano piece for the "Bedford's Got Talent!" competition at Westport's Bedford Middle School. Her composition was judged the winner and will go on to be submitted to compete at the State level.
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OTHER NEWS                  

As Governor Malloy released his FY2018-19 Biennium budget CAFC members representing both historic preservation and open space and land acquisition responded quickly to an extended attack on the Community Investment Act (CIA). Both Connecticut Audubon and CT Trust for Historic Preservation were quick to urge us all to take action to preserve this critical fund. As CT Audubon put it: "Governor Malloy is once again proposing to take half the money in the state's open space fund and use it to help balance his budget. That money originates in local real estate fees and is by law dedicated to open space as well as farming, historic preservation, and affordable housing. Two years ago the Governor wanted to use all the money in the fund - the Community Investment Act - to balance the budget. A coalition of advocates fought back and forged a compromise with the General Assembly: only half the money would be swept from the fund and only through this year.  But now the governor wants to continue to take half the money for another two years!” And the CT Trust put it this way: "Until recently, the CIA has performed as designed, making timely and much needed investments in projects that enhance community character and quality of life, while strengthening Connecticut’s state and local economy with responsible planning. The program has been an extraordinary success, reinvesting over $152 million in more than 1,400 preservation, affordable housing, open space and working farmland projects in every community across the state." Both organizations urge you to contact your State Senator and Representative and ask them again to oppose the Governor's 50% cut in the Community Investment Act Ask them to let their leadership know as well! See the CTAudubon mailing here or this from CT Trust to make your call. THANK YOU!!

The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) is an important, strategic advocacy nonprofit founded in 2005. It was established to ensure that the arts are central to life in Connecticut and it works to "foster public education and awareness of the arts, increase funding for the arts, and influence public funding and actions that affect the arts." It strives to promote and underscore the value of all the achievements of the arts industry and all the ways they improve our lives. The Arts Alliance has just announced the election of officers and new directors to its Board. Officers are President, Amy Wynn, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, Torrington; Vice President, Lisa Scails, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Danbury; Vice President, Joshua Borenstein, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven; Treasurer, Frank Tavera, Palace Theater, Waterbury; and Secretary, Ryan Odinak, Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield. New Board members include Elizabeth Fisk Barriser, Brass City Ballet, Woodbury; Robert Burns, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury; Calida Nicole Jones, Bravo Waterbury, Waterbury; Tracy Mozdzierz, Judy Dworin Dance, Hartford; Dartanion Reed, Hartford City Ballet, Hartford; and Joanne Torti, After School Arts Program, Washington. Amy Wynn commented that "The Arts Alliance is moving in a new direction this year, with the intent to build a broader grassroots base, educate the culture-loving residents of our state about the importance of expressing the significant value the arts play here, and in stabilizing and growing public funding for arts and culture. We are avid proponents of a strong and effective Office of the Arts in Connecticut and enthusiastically support the State’s new strategic plan for culture." See the complete board of directors here.
See the whole day program and registration here.

Supporting Arts in Place awards matching grants to eligible arts organizations and municipal art departments to strengthen the state's non-profit arts industry. Applicants do not request specific grant amounts. All eligible applicants to the Supporting Arts in Place category receive an award*. Awards are determined by mathematical formula that considers the following factors:
  • Available funds (allocated to the Supporting Arts in Place category);
  • Total number of applicants;
  • Calculations generated from the aggregate data collected
Eligible applicants include:
All Supporting Arts in Place grant awards require a 100% match, cannot be matched with other CT state funds but may use In-Kind contributions to meet up to 25% of their match. All applications must be submitted through the on-line portal at Applicants must create an account, or if an account already exists then sign in using your email and password.

Application Guidelines available here

*All grants funds are dependent on state and federal annual appropriations as allotted by the Governor, the Connecticut General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts, therefore, all grant monies are contingent on availability.

The CT Office of the Arts (COA) promotes teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts, through high quality arts engagement, arts integration, arts exploration and discovery experiences. Through its Higher Order of Thinking (HOT) Schools program, COA has developed a "Continuum of Practice" to serve as a guide for PK-12 schools to self identify their current practice in arts learning, and, through its Arts Learning Grants, COA provides opportunities for schools to advance along the arts learning continuum. Arts Learning Grants provide funding in three (3) distinct categories:
Access - Exposure to the arts through field trips, school or classroom visits, performances, "informances" and/or lecture demonstrations by artists or artist groups or arts venues. Grant amount: $700. Deadline: Rolling
Connection and Correlations - Extension of arts access experiences that begin to make connections between the arts experience and PK-12 curriculum. Grant amount: $3,000. 
Deadline: March 15
Integration - Sequential arts learning experiences that weave ideas and concepts between and among arts and non-arts disciplines, effectively advancing knowledge and/or skills in an arts discipline while concurrently advancing knowledge and/or skills in oth
er disciplines. Grant amount: $5,000. Deadline: March 15.
Application Guidelines available here

The Connecticut Office of the Arts' Project Grants program encourages and supports arts-based projects of artistic excellence that are aligned with our READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, Inclusion) framework. Grant requests range from $5,000 to $15,000 for planning and implementation of arts-based projects for Connecticut audiences, communities, and participants. Projects of all artistic disciplines are encouraged and must engage at least one Connecticut artist in a significant project role. Projects should be accessible and relevant to the audience and community it is meant to serve. Eligible applicants must reside in Connecticut and be one of the following:
Artist - An artist may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor
 Arts Organization with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor
 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of conducting successful arts projects
 Municipal Arts Department Level C
 School District

Application Guidelines available here.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts' Regional Initiative (REGI) Grant Program encourages and supports small community arts projects that are aligned with the READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity and Inclusion) framework. Regional Initiative grants are a good fit for applicants that intend to use small arts-based projects to engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, and/or that bring neighborhoods together. Matching grant requests range between $1,000 and $4,000 and the funding of projects is regionally distributed throughout the state with partnership support from Regional Service Organizations. Eligible applicants must reside in Connecticut and be one of the following:
 Artist - An artist may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor
 Arts Organization with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor
501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of conducting successful arts projects
Municipal Department 
School Districts or Individual School
College or University

Application Guidelines available here.
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Want to spread your wings and be certified in International Arts Management? The  Master of Management in International Arts Management (MMIAM) is offered jointly by the School of Arts at Southern Methodist University (Dallas), HEC Montréal’s UNESCO Chair in Cultural Management (Montreal) and the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan). MMIAM is the first to specifically focus on the international aspect of arts management. Its mission is to train a new generation of managers who currently hold positions related to the international dimension of organizations active in the performing arts, in the heritage sector (museums, historic sites), or in cultural industries (publishing, sound recording, radio and television).
Students become familiar with the important leadership role that arts administrators play in the non-profity arts fields of music, dance, theatre and visual arts. Museums and arts organizations must be managed by individuals who possess both an artistic sensibility and business acumen. The MMIAM is designed for those with an undergraduate arts degree and those who are frontline cultural managers (tour managers, managers of travelling exhibitions, heads of lm co productions, international marketing managers, and artist managers). It is offered entirely in English in three different cities (Dallas, Montréal and Milan) and thus far, has welcomed students from 18 different nationalities. The program offers generous merit-based scholarships, and the tuition includes airfare between Dallas–Montréal–Milan, as well as airfare plus hotel accommodation for a 10- to 12-day campus abroad in Bogota, Colombia. For more information download this brochure. You can apply here. Next deadline: April 15.

browngrotta arts is primarily an online gallery, specializing in promoting international contemporary art and producing art catalogs. The gallery is based in Wilton and now is offering a Media/Marketing/Gallery Assistant Internship. This is a hands-on position in which the intern will assist in marketing and gallery administration. Social Media skills an absolute must. The intern will assist the Gallery Curators with a wide range of activities from building social media presence, updating blog and Facebook pages, exhibition planning, photo shoots, creation of marketing campaigns, public relations, art installation and administrative tasks, including inventory organizing and image archiving. Intern will be paid $10.10 an hour and may receive a letter of recommendation at the successful close of the internship. We are open to candidates requiring course credit. Minimum commitment 10 hours a week, but an intern may work more hours as interest and projects dictate. Requirements: Candidates must have good writing/speaking skills, reliable transportation. Some work experience preferred. Some Adobe/Mac experience and social media experience and understanding. While supervision and direction will be provided, the intern must be able to work independently. The internship will begin in ASAP at browngrotta arts' office in Wilton, CT. Please send cover letter and résumé to: rhonda brown co-curator browngrotta arts 276 Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 US 203.834.0623; 203.762.5981 (fax)

The Connecticut Arts Alliance seeks a part-time Administrator (16-20 hours/mo. or roughly 240 hours annually maximum - 2017 would be for 9 mos. or 140 hrs max.). The administrator will report to the CAA Board President and will have the following areas of responsibility:  1. Administration - Provide administrative support to President for material related to board meetings; work with Treasurer to develop and track budget; coordinate strategic planning with board; monitor and update website; report to grantors; interface with cultural and nonprofit partners, and state and national advocacy organizations; and attend CAA board meetings during normal business hours. 2. Arts Day - Help formulate and implement follow up to Arts Day 2017; and coordinate Arts Day 2018 with a goal of increased engagement and participation levels and partnerships. 3. Membership - Build membership program and work with cultural Regional Service Organizations to implement; coordinate Calls to Action eblasts, etc. Qualifications include: Excellent communications skills; knowledge of electronic communications using email service providers; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel; strong time management and organization skills; ability to work with a diverse group of professionals; experience with nonprofit organizations necessary. Because this is a new position, scope of duties may change according to organization’s needs. Please submit your resume and cover letter by March 3rd to:


Pequot Library seeks a full-time Director of Development. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development serves as the chief fundraiser for the Pequot Library. The Development Director is a member of the Senior Management team and manages a part-time Membership Manager and Special Events/Rentals Coordinator and collaborates across departments to maximize efficiency and effectiveness to fulfill the mission of Pequot Library. The Director of Development is responsible for securing all public and private funding including business/corporate and foundation support, governmental grants, and individual donors. Primary responsibilities include: working closely with Executive Director and Board of Trustees to achieve the organization’s annual and long-term fundraising goals; creating and executing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and new donors, to include: individuals (including major donors and estate/planned giving), private foundations, and businesses/corporations; managing, planning, and supervising all development activities and budgets within the assigned area, including business/corporate sponsorship and exhibition underwriting, grants, annual fund appeals, and major gifts; researching and writing grant proposals and interim and final reports in support of new funding. Minimum qualifications and skills required include: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit development field.; proven track record of cultivating and stewarding major donors, foundations, businesses/ corporations, and sponsors.; excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, ability to make Pequot Library come alive through top quality development written material, stories, strategies, and talking points.For detailed job description click here. Submit a resume and cover letter to:
Stephanie J. Coakley, Executive Director
Email: by 2/20/17


The Silvermine School of Art is seeking a full-time Administrative Registrar. Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and must be available to work some weekends. The Registrar position is highly administrative, strongly customer-service oriented, and contributes towards the smooth operation of the School Office. The School is looking for someone who is friendly, patient, can easily adapt to different customer situations and learn new systems. The Registrar position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the operations of a well-established non-profit community art school. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree (preferred); strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization; proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in a diversified workload; highly detail-oriented, organized and motivated with a positive attitude; must have computer knowledge including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment; have proven success in written communication, including proofreading and editing; and be a team player, comfortable with a collaborative work environment.
Job Responsibilities include: registration of students via phone, mail and in person; advises students of course options; notifies students of course or workshop changes; contacts faculty with enrollment numbers; work with faculty in all capacities; responsible for the recruitment and scheduling of models; maintain database in all capacities; update database each semester with new course and workshop schedule; prepare refund requests for school financial manager for canceled classes and workshops; coordinate and schedule private lessons and parties; supervise and coordinates interns. Nonprofit office administration experience, and an art background helpful. Silvermine School of Art provides year-round courses designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. Please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls. Applicants must include cover letter.

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Connecticut Office of the Arts: Arts & Culture Administration Internship (unpaid)
Fairfield County's Community Foundation: Assistant Controller
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO): Preservation Plan Consultant 
Wadsworth Atheneum: Donor Relations Manager   
The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO): Executive Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Development Fellow
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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
Feb. 13: NEFA: Expeditions Touring and Planning Grants Deadline
Feb. 16: New Art Works Visual Arts & Museum Application Deadline
Feb. 21: Cultural Alliance: State Grants Information Session, Stamford, 6pm
Feb. 22: Cultural Alliance: State Grants Information Session, Fairfield Library, 10am
Feb. 28: Westport Woman's Club: Ruegg Grant Deadline

March c1: J.M.Kaplan Fund: Furthermore Publication Grants Deadline
March c2: CT Arts Day, Hartford, CT
March 15: COA: Supporting Arts in Place: Application Deadline
March 15: COA: Arts Learning Grants: Application Deadline
March 18: Arts History Day - Fairfield County at Sacred Heart University. Be a Judge!
March 22: COA: Project Grants: Application Deadline
March 22: COA: Regional Initiative Grants (REGI): Application Deadline
March 20-21: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC
March 23: Progressive Gallery Tour: Southport

April c5: USArtists International: Application Deadline for Tours 7/1/17-6/30/18
April 13: NEA Challenge America Fast-Track Award Application Deadline

May 17: COA: Artist Fellowship Awards: Application Deadline (applications available 3/1)
May 18: SHPO Conference, Preservation in a Changing Environment - UConn, Storrs
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