Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - February 24, 2017

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
February 24, 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
Quote of the Week
"For as long as there has been public discourse, the arts have served as a vehicle for advocacy: To voice dissent, to activate a movement, to facilitate mental processing and catharsis, to wound, to heal, and always in response to something larger than any one individual. Art as advocacy gives context to the overwhelming, taking complex issues and making them tangible."
Jennifer Prat, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
❖ ACE Awards Nominations Open Through March 1
❖ Rent Your Space for free on SpaceFinder Connecticut
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Gateway Classical Music Society, Six Summit Gallery, Christina B. Smith  + List of all Members by Town

 News from Audubon Greenwich,, Greenwich Arts Council, INTAKE, Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, NEST Arts Factory, New Paradigm Theatre, Pequot Library, and The Quick Center at Fairfield University

❖ Arts, Jobs, and Trump
Sound Health: Partnership Explores Links Between Music and Health
❖ Register for CT Arts Day in Hartford - Thursday, March 2

❖ CT Office of the Arts (COA) Grant Resources Available: "Grants-At-A-Glance,"  PowerPoint Presentation and Recorded Webinar
❖ COA: Supporting Arts in Place - March 15
❖ COA: Arts Learning Grants - March 15
❖ COA: Project Grants - March 22
❖ COA: Regional Initiative Grants - March 22

❖ Webinar: Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act in Your Community
❖ Webinar: How to Use Data to Further Your Mission

❖ Greenwich Arts Council: Executive Director
❖ CT Arts Alliance: P/T Administrator (revised)
❖ Mark Twain House, Hartford: Executive Director
❖ Shubert Theatre, New Haven: Director of Operations

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
Nominations close March 1 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 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.
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.


Artistic Director: Ida Angland

The Gateway Classical Music Society was founded in 2004 to bring performances of masterworks of symphony, opera and oratorio to diverse and underserved neighborhoods in the Tri-State area with the Gateway Orchestra, a 70-member professional orchestra and member of the League of American Orchestras. The Society’s mission is to foster excitement, appreciation and popularity for classical music by presenting performances designed to achieve impact and intimacy, and to provide opportunities for artists to develop their skills and careers. The orchestra performs not only in metropolitan concert halls, but in houses of worship, theaters and other intimate settings. Ida Angland is the Artistic Director of Gateway Classical Music Society and the conductor of the Gateway Orchestra. Ms Angland assistant-conducted with the New York Grand Opera for seven years. She received her professional training at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Peabody Conservatory and Indiana University, studying with, among others, Konrad Wolff, Elaine Bonazzi and Margaret Harshaw. Ms Angland sang professionally as a soprano with regional opera companies. Gateway's Great Works of Art performances with the Gateway Orchestra have received enthusiastic response from audiences in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. The next performance in our area is Sunday, March 19, 2017 at ​Congregation ​B'nai Israel (​2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport), where the orchestra will play Dvorak, Beethoven, and the Brahms Violin Concerto, with Yezu Elizabeth Woo as soloist​​​​​​See Gateway's website and Facebook page.

A Creative Business Member

Owner: Leo Feroleto

Six Summit Gallery (SSG) is a diverse multi-platform fine-art and entertainment company in New York and Connecticut, with headquarters in Historic Ivoryton Village. Eight years ago Leo Feroleto took an abandoned building in Ivoryton, transformed it into the Six Summit Gallery, and hasn't looked back. SSG now hosts and co-hosts over ten ongoing venues (art, fashion, film, wine, cuisine) “bursting with relevant, extraordinary paintings and sculpture.” Leo counts among his expansive collection work by Leonor Fini, William Kent, Salvador Dali, Ailene Fields, Katia Levanti and seventy-five more. SSG has ongoing shows at Faust Harrison Pianos in NYC, and Faust/Harrison Pianos in Fairfield: First Saturdays - a monthly reception, starting Sat. March 4, 6-8:30pm, featuring music, art, and refreshments with new showroom manager and jazz pianist and vocalist, Steve Salerno. Artists include Leonor Fini, Michael Parkes, Katia Levanti, Ailene Fields and more. The agent for William Kent, subject of a retrospective at Silvermine Arts Center, opening this Sunday, Leo was responsible for bringing Kent into the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to SSG’s range of activities, including Art Hearts Fashion New York, Beverly Hills and Miami, Chamard Vineyards, Fields Studios Chelsea, Copper Beech Inn, and Hurleyville Arts New York, Leo is the director for private sales for CFM Gallery in Chelsea, curator for The Leo House in Chelsea, and Fairfield County's WEBE108 corporate offices. See Six Summit Gallery’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages and Twitter feed.

An Individual Preservationist Member

A Bridgeport native who has lived in London, New York, San Francisco, among others, Christina B. Smith returned to Bridgeport with a passion not only for community development but the desire to be part of making Bridgeport a place that people love to be! With a B.A. in Economics from Princeton and working in the financial industry in a variety of roles, she says she pursued graduate studies "with the specific aim of returning to Bridgeport to make my hometown better and restore it to its former glory!" Christina now holds an M.A in Historical and Sustainable Architecture from New York University and an M.Sc. in Urban Regeneration from University College London, Bartlett School of Planning, where she focused on housing development. As part of her studies she also spent some time at Prince Charles' Foundation for the Built Environment (now called the Prince's Foundation for Building Community) where she was exposed to the field of brownfield redevelopment and sustainable planning. After a stint as the Director of Central Grants for City Hall, Christina is now executive director of Groundwork Bridgeport. This is a local chapter of the national organization Groundwork Bridgeport. This is a local chapter of the national organization, Groundwork USA, which is a "network of local organizations devoted to transforming the natural and built environment of marginalized communities — a national enterprise with local roots, working at the intersection of the environment, equity and civic engagement." Just over a year into her new role, Smith hopes "to reconnect Groundwork Bridgeport to the broader community and act as a local resource for organizations both within and outside of the city who seek to do community development, with a particular focus on the physical environment. My goal is to create, grow, and expand programs to meet the current needs of the city including in the areas of urban farming, urban forestry, and urban agriculture. Our work with youth and education will focus on these areas."
 See a List by Town of all Organization and Creative Business Members: here
AUDUBON GREENWICH is pleased to announce the hiring of Eli Schaffer as Public Programs Manager. With years of experience in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Environmental Education, Eli is poised to grow the center's offering of learning programs and nature-play experiences for young learners and their families. Previously he worked at the Rye Nature Center as an Environmental Educator and Stephen Wise Free Synagogue as Assistant Director of Education. Welcome Eli!
Our media partner has announced that, after six years, 3,000 posts, and a daily audience of 10,000 hungry readers, it has given its website a much-needed facelift. Visit the site and and you will find their prominent top “story” as well as recent posts, editor's picks, and recipes. There is a new events calendar with many great CT food and drink-related listed - and a super-optimized Search feature. Try it out and see what goodies you find.
The GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL (GAC) has announced that as of June 30, 2017, Executive Director Paul Master-Karnik will be retiring from this post and from his 45-year arts career. Paul came to the GAC from his position as Director of DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Massachusetts and over his eight-year tenure has presented important exhibitions, expanded programming and arts education and forged new collaborations with numerous arts and cultural organizations in the area. He will assist the Search Committee, headed by Board Members Laura Cunningham and Robbie Kestnbaum, in looking for his replacement.
INTAKE Founder and Executive Director Angelica Durrell took the INTAKE Organization’s message to the Excel Program of the University of Michigan School of Music, Arts, Dance and Theater Feb. 13, where she spoke to undergraduate and graduate students about how her experience as an immigrant struggling to succeed with few resources set her on a mission to achieve social change through the arts. Angie also joined other panelists from France, North Carolina, and Georgia at the Sphinx Connect conference, a national forum for musicians of color, industry leaders, students, and advocates who came together to promote diversity in the arts. See video of panel.
NEIGHBORHOOD STUDIOS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY recently lost the long-time chair of its board and patron, Harold Levine. who passed away Feb. 9. Harold was originally elected chair in 2004 of the then Music and Art Center for Humanity, which had been founded in 1978 by Patricia Hart to provide arts enrichment in music, art, dance and theater for children with special needs in Bridgeport. A retired advertising executive, he had been chair of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for many years, and was responsible for bringing Ailey Camp to Bridgeport. More..
The NEST Arts Factory is hosting the first of what it hopes will be the first in a series of traveling Artist Networking Parties around the five core artists' spaces in Bridgeport. The NEST's opener is scheduled for Friday, March 10, 6-9 pm. The idea is for as many Bridgeport artists as possible to visit all artists' venues in the city to learn about programs and missions, and meet other arts professionals on their "home turf." An Artist2Artist, lecture/discussion on Using Social Media to Promote and Sell Art will be held immediately prior to the party, at 5pm.
NEW PARADIGM THEATRE is partnering with Pequot Library in producing a series of theatre-related events. Their March 19 workshop in NPT's on-going series SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR- Meet-And-Greet Showcase - is taught by Staples graduate, CT resident, and Broadway, film and tv pro Scott Bryce. Each student works through a memorized monologue and learns professional techniques offered by Mr. Bryce.  After the three-hour private class, participants perform their monologues in a showcase for audience members and participate in a "Meet-and-Greet The Stars" Q&A.
PEQUOT LIBRARY is pleased to welcome Tracy Ann Steneken, M.A., as full-time Public Programs Manager. Tracy will be responsible for managing the Library’s expanding roster of educational programs for all ages. She received her M.A. in Museum Studies and Non-profit Management from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 and has served as a Museum Educator at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum and Director of Education for Friends of the Hermitage, Inc., in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Tracy is a member of the American Association of State and Local History and the New England Museum Association.
The QUICK CENTER has some galvanizing words for these times we would like to share: "For as long as there has been public discourse, the arts have served as a vehicle for advocacy: To voice dissent, to activate a movement, to facilitate mental processing and catharsis, to wound, to heal, and always in response to something larger than any one individual. Art as advocacy gives context to the overwhelming, taking complex issues and making them tangible. In the month of March we have three remarkable events happening here at the Quick that embrace advocacy and encourage dialogue. This is art in action. We hope you will join us."
Now that you have read our NEWS...
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OTHER NEWS                  

In case you missed it, here is an important announcement and status report from Americans for the Arts about the federal budget: "According to The New York Times, “the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like CPB, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the NEA and NEH.” Because this is not an official White House position yet, you can still help us get a message to President Trump to say NO to these staff recommendations. Please sign our petition and stay involved with our advocacy campaign. We have a narrow window of time before the President releases his first budget in March/April. An important talking point that we have to work with is the federal government’s latest economic numbers on the arts and culture industry since the President has declared a focus on keeping and creating jobs in America. This month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released updated economic numbers on how the arts has grown to a $730 billion industry. This represents 4.2 percent of the nation’s GDP—a larger share of the economy than transportation, tourism, and agriculture—and directly employs 4.8 million people. The NEA and NEH are the largest and most important national funders of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in America, leveraging up to 9 to 1 matches that help fuel a dynamic cultural economy and generate millions of American jobs. If you’re pro-jobs, then you’re pro-arts too. Here are resources to help you make your case:
Over 24,000 (check out the list) have signed our national petition to President Donald Trump to continue funding the NEA. Our goal is 100,000 by March 21st. If you have not yet signed, please add your name here. If you have already signed, forward to 5 of your friends and urge them to sign the petition too. - Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Arts Action Fund.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have launched a new partnership called Sound Health, designed to explore the connections between music, health, and wellness. Through this partnership, both institutions will create opportunities to further understand how music affects circuitry in the brain, explore the potential for music as therapy for neurological disorders, identify future research opportunities, and create public awareness about how the brain functions and interacts with music. Francis S. Collins, NIH director said, "Using new imaging technologies, scientists have documented how early musical training produces actual anatomical changes in the brain. And a growing number of reports are appearing here music therapy has provided benefits to individuals with medical conditions as diverse as autism, chronic pain and stroke. But there is much we still don’t know about the effects of music in health broadly and this partnership aims to explore this uncharted territory."  Renée Fleming said she hoped the project would be able to "share and amplify the exciting work being done where dance and music intersect. There are ramficiations here for a host of health topics: childhood development autism, pain management, Alzheimers, PTSD - the list goes on and on, because music’s impact on the brain can be so powerful." Next up: a public event, Sound Health: Music and the Mind, June 2-3 will feature performaces as well as interactive presentation and discussions with some of the leading minds working at the intersection of neuroscience and music. A performance by the National Symphony Orchestra kicks  off the event, June 2.
See the whole day program and registration here.
  • Grants-at-a-Glance Comparison Sheet Here
  • PowerPoint Presentation Here
  • Recorded Webinar TBA (see website for details)
Remember: you can apply in only one grant category (except Access Grants)
Questions? Contact David Green

Supporting Arts in Place: matching grants for operational expenses; all eligible applicants receive an award. 
Application Guidelines available here
Key Online Information: here


Arts Learning Grants: Access - support for field trips, school or classroom visits, etc.  $700. Rolling DeadlineConnection and Correlations - Experiences that make connections with PK-12 curriculum. $3,000. Integration - Experiences that weave together arts and non-arts disciplines advancing learning in both. $5,000
Application Guidelines available here
Key Online Information: here

Project Grants$5,000 to $15,000 for planning and implementation of arts-based projects for CT audiences that engages at least one Connecticut artist. 
Application Guidelines available here.
Key Online Information: here

Regional Initiative (REGI) Grants: $1,000-$4,000 for small arts-based projects to engage community matter, increasing access to the arts and engaging at least one CT artist
Application Guidelines available here.
Key Online Information: here

Grantmakers in the Arts announce a webinar, Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act in Your State and Local Community on Tues. February 28, 1pm, moderated by Janet Brown, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts, and presented by Alex Nock, Executive Vice President, Penn Hill Group. Webinars are open to everyone. The fee for nonmembers is $35. Register here.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), was enacted at the end of 2015. This legislation included several important arts education provisions that will systemically embed the arts into K–12 public education. In this session, Alex Nock from Penn Hill Group will discuss how the new Administration will implement these provisions. Nock will also discuss how funders and organizations working at the local level can use the opportunities provided in ESSA to advocate for the arts as a systemic part of state education, including articulating state strategies for providing all students with equitable access to a well-rounded education. Alex Nock brings 25 years of experience in federal education, disability, labor, and health policy to Penn Hill Group. During his time in Washington, DC, Nock has been a part of every major piece of federal education and disability policy legislation. Prior to his position with Penn Hill Group, Nock served as the Democratic deputy staff director for the US House Committee on Education and Labor. Nock has led numerous reauthorizations while working on Capitol Hill, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Head Start Act. Nock previously served as the director of the Commission on No Child Left Behind, a bipartisan, independent effort to improve the No Child Left Behind Act. Prior to the commission, Nock held several positions, including education coordinator for the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Wild Apricot is presenting a free webinar on How to Use Data to Further Your Mission on Tues. Feb. 28, 2pm. You can register here.  Webinar presenter, Wes Trochlil is a database expert, who introduces the webinar and the importance of this capability this way:  In my 18 years of consulting, I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes. In my experience, there is a direct correlation between those organizations that are most successful with advancing their mission and those who manage their data effectively. One thing they are very good at is continually questioning how they use their data. Here are a few of the questions they ask of themselves: How can we use the data we have to advance our mission? One small membership organization I worked with had a primary mission to help members enhance their performance and achieve greater success. Their members work in the field, fixing motors. The organization provides a phone service whereby members can call with specific questions and get answers from staff engineers. The association tracks the calls, and by aggregating the call data, staff is able to determine which issues matter most to their members. With better data, and data that is mission-related, any organization can improve its communications, its marketing, and its overall customer service, thus advancing its mission. How do we measure success? What does success look like at our organization? Is it more members? Is it better attendance? Is it higher donations? The most effective organizations determine what success looks like, because then they can measure it. And speaking of measuring, the most effective organizations ask: Are we measuring what works and what doesn’t? These organizations know whether or not what they are doing contributes to the greater good of their organization. This is just a sampling of the kinds of questions my most successful clients are asking themselves every day. I’ll be covering a lot more of these types of questions and the best approach to answer them in my free webinar with Wild Apricot on February 28, 2017, at 2pm ET. You can register here.

Founded in 1973 the Greenwich Arts Council has the mission of presenting significant art programs and exhibitions to the community and building audiences for the arts in Greenwich and the surrounding areas. The Council is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director who is its full-time administrator. It is a salaried position with benefits which requires a dynamic, creative individual who can work effectively with an active Board of Directors, manage two full-time and three part-time staff, and motivate numerous volunteers. Qualifications include ability to develop and implement the annual operating budget, secure funding from public, individual and corporate sources, and maintain the Council’s overall fiscal stability. The Executive Director also manages the use and operations of the Art Center, a 9,500SF facility in downtown Greenwich leased from the Town which encompasses art galleries, studios, administrative and performance spaces for other arts organizations as well as its own programming. Excellent communications and writing skills are required, along with press, social media, and events management ability. Development of current and new programs is a priority, as well as initiating collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations. Qualifications also require background in the arts and significant experience as an operations and finance manager of a mid-size non-profit organization with a demonstrated track record of accomplishment. The position becomes available as of June 30. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to

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 grantees; Interface with cultural and nonprofit partners, and state and national advocacy organizations. 2. Arts Day - Help formulate and implement follow through to Arts Day 2017, in coordination with the CT Office of the Arts; in concert with CT Office of the Arts and other partners, 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:


The Mark Twain House & Museum (MTH&M) is an internationally recognized National Historic Landmark dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Mark Twain's enduring legacy. With a highly capable staff of 21 full time and over 40 part time employees, operating budgets, which range from $2.7-3.0 million, and visitorship of over 65,000 annually, the Museum is poised for growth. To that end, the Board of Trustees seeks a visionary leader with an excellent track record of sound budget management, fundraising, strategic planning and staff management to lead the organization to the next level. The mission of this role is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the MTH&M by building and maintaining a strong brand identity, expanding revenue sources, and maintaining a high level of fiscal and people management practices. The Executive Director (ED) collaborates with the Board to set the vision and strategic direction of the organization. S/he serves as the Museum's public face and spokesperson and must be visible and proactive in the community. S/he is also the organization's primary fundraiser and works closely with the Board of Trustees and the staff to cultivate new and established donors and to continue to grow productive partnerships with business, cultural and academic entities. Finally, the ED has the authority and responsibility for the museum's budget and its physical and human resources. The successful candidate will be a highly energetic leader who will embrace the opportunity to move the Museum to a new era of growth and national recognition. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of work experience with at least 5 years in a senior leadership position with fundraising, financial management, and staff management responsibilities. For full description, click here

CAPA (Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts) and the Shubert Theatre in New Haven,  is seeking a full time Director of Operations & Facilities to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Shubert Theatre. This position manages front-of-the-house operations including building maintenance, security, concessions, and the volunteer program. They also have management responsibility of the stage, working closely with IATSE.This position ensures the theatre is well maintained and able to meet the needs of the users and patrons. Responsibilities include: Manage front of house operations, including the areas of concessions, security, volunteers, and building maintenance; oversee backstage operations in coordination with the IATSE Head Carpenter and stagehands; oversee the hiring and management of a staff that ranges up to 400 paid and volunteers throughout the year; ensure that the theatre is properly staffed for full utilization by renters, patrons, and others.
Responsible for facility rentals, including event contracts, settlements, and payroll allocations. Responsible for managing the budget in assigned operational areas.
Advance shows and events including rider requirements and arrange for services, equipment, and hospitality needs as necessary. Coordinate with staff.
Negotiate and manage contracts with vendors for the facility, including HVAC and maintenance. And more. Requirements include: Minimum of 5+ years of supervisory/management experience in theatre operations, arts facility management, and production; Bachelor's degree preferred or combination of education with equivalent years of work experience. The position requires creative thinking for problem solving, the ability to prioritize urgent or last minute requests, and a willingness to assist when the need arises. Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Complete description and application process here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Connecticut Office of the Arts: Arts & Culture Administration Internship (unpaid)
Fairfield County's Community Foundation: Assistant Controller
Pequot Library:  Director of Development.
Silvermine School of Art: Administrative Registrar
Wadsworth Atheneum: Donor Relations Manager   
The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO): Executive Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Development Fellow
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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
Feb. 28: Westport Woman's Club: Ruegg Grant Deadline
Feb. 28: Webinar: How to Use Data to Further Your Mission, 2pm, Free.

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

June 8-9: New England Foundation for the Arts: CCX Conference, New London

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