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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
July 29, 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 400 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
OUR NEWS
❖ Cultural Alliance Radio Show Visits The Glass House - Mon Aug. 8
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Artist & Craftsman Supply, Greater Bridgeport Latino Network, SOVA Dance and Puppet Theater

YOUR NEWS
 Congratulations to members awarded grants recently by the CT Office of the Arts. Other news from New Canaan Society for the Arts, New Paradigm Theatre, Rebirth Arts Festival, Ridgefield Playhouse, Westport Cinema Initiative, and Westport Library. 

OTHER NEWS
❖ Tourism Eviscerated: State budget zeroes out local tourism bureaus
❖ Museums & Race: Follow a new group examining racism in museums
Americans Speak Out About The Arts: a new report - and infograms!
Tourism Brochures: Send yours to Captain's Cove
NEWS FROM THE CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS: $1.5 million awarded in grants (see our member grantees): Arts & Community Impact Grants; Public Art Community Grants; Arts Learning Grants; and Supporting Arts in Place.

FUNDING
❖ USArtists International Grant Program - Sept. 7
❖ Levitt Foundation AMP Music Grants - Oct. 3


RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ Harvard Business School Club of CT Community Partners
❖ Association of Fundraising Professionals: Live Webinar Engage Your Board in Fundraising - August 9

JOBS
❖ New Canaan Society for the Arts: Executive Director
❖ Mattatuck Museum: Director of Education
❖ Silvermine School of Art: Administrative Assistant
❖ Yale University Art Gallery: Exhibition Production Manager
❖ New Britain Museum of American Art: Development Director

❖ Yale Repertory Theatre: Artistic Coordinator


CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
RADIO SHOW: WPKN 89.5 - MON. AUG. 8
Tune in to WPKN 89.5 FM on Monday, August 8, noon-1pm for our monthly live radio program, Spotlight on Arts & Culture. This month, you can hear a special audio tour with Chris Franz (Talking Heads) and Tina Weymouth (TomTom Club) of the Philip Johnson Glass House, including Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden installation and the exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
ARTIST AND CRAFTSMAN

Store Manager: Will Iannazzi

Many Bridgeport artists are excited by the recent opening in the Bridgeport Downtown Arcade Mall of Artist & Craftsman Supply, an employee-owned national company that specializes in high-quality art supplies at competitive prices. It is the second store in the state; the first opened in 2014 in New Haven. Will Iannuzzi, the store’s manager, was quoted as saying “We try to have something for everybody. You can be a veteran artist or a newcomer or just someone who likes to try out some arts and crafts stuff.” Supplies include oil paints, spray-paint, markers, cotton paper prints, clay, paint brushes, wooden pieces and more. The company was attracted to Bridgeport because of its thriving urban art community. In May, The CT Post quoted Rob Dingman, senior regional manager for the chain as saying: "We’re looking at a lot of urban areas that are underserved and where traditional big box retailers don’t want to go. We don’t go out into the suburbs and strip malls. We tend to be an urban destination. Those are the places where artists go." Michael Moore, president of the Downtown Special Services District, said he thought the store would have "a symbiotic relationship with the artist community and will have a ripple effect in helping to build that community and to showcase the arts we have.” Iannuzzi said the store has received a great deal of support so far: "We’re really hoping to be a catalyst down here and get some foot traffic." Stores typically become tailored to the market. While the Bridgeport store has a wide range of supplies, it may begin selling more or less of a product depending on the demand. “We’re very nimble and flexible,” said Rob Dingman. See the store's Facebook page.
GREATER BRIDGEPORT LATINO NETWORK

President: Carolyn I. Gonzalez

The Greater Bridgeport Latino Network (GBLN) was formed in 2004 as a diverse network of organizations and individuals sharing news, information, ideas, opportunities and services to serve the Latino community in Greater Bridgeport. Its Community News E-blast serves as an informational clearinghouse and conduit to a network of more than 2500 people. GBLN's current and former board and advisory board members occupy leadership and upper management positions in the public, political and private sector. As such, GBLN is supported by Latino leaders that have helped to craft and develop GBLN’s mission. Over the past ten years, GBLN’s signature social and professional networking events have attracted supporters and new members to the network. These activities, which include GBLN’s Viernes Social, Annual Sunset Cruise, and Parranda Navideña, as well as personal/professional development workshops and featured speakers, offer opportunities for members to network, grow and share their expertise. GBLN specializes in training and engaging Latino youth and adults to civic duty and encourages its network to serve in elected office, on boards, committees and commissions, to engage in important issues and to serve where neede
d. See GBLN's website, Jobs Listings, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
SOVA DANCE AND PUPPET THEATER

Founder and Artistic Director: Adelka Polak

SOVA Dance and Puppet Theater combines the moving human body, puppets, masks, video, dance, and installation elements to create compelling dramatic experiences. It was founded in 2013 by Adelka Polak, who had established an early reputation for being able to effectively communicate through these nonverbal means. Her company's work mixes media such as video, fabric, objects, and natural materials with organic movement. “Dance reminds us that we are human. Mask hides the person, so that which craves exposure can be revealed. Puppetry allows a character to say anything, taboo or not, while often reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously.” The main connection between the various mediums, whether it be video, puppetry or mask for Adelka is always nature, as she puts it: “Nature is the source from which art is derived, with love being the constant energy moving us forward with motivation and intention.” With a B.A. in Theater and Cultural Studies from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, where she studied modern dance, Adelka began working with natural materials incorporated into dance from 2008 on. As a dancer, puppeteer, mask-performer and movement director, she has performed in Denmark, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Turkey. She has worked with Pittsburgh's Squonk Opera (2001-2004), touring Bigsmorgasbordwunderwerk around the world, and she has performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors and LaMama, E.T.C. with the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater. Adelka works with a strong collaborative team, including sculptor Justin Perlman and sound artist and sculptor Michael Pestel. With Perlman, she was a three year artist-in-residence with The Ridgefield Guild of Artists that included integrating visual art and dance into the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 and 2013 spring concerts, working with James Robey Dance and the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's Contemporary Dance Ensemble. See Adelka's website.
YOUR NEWS
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS

Congratulations to members receiving awards from the CT Office of the Arts:
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University ($10,000), Music Theatre of Connecticut, ($9,000) and Rebirth Arts Festival ($16,000) all won awards. 26 members also won Supporting Arts in Place awards for operating expenses. Details are below under NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARTS
The NEW CANAAN SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS has announced that Valerie Garlick will be leaving her post as Executive Director effective August 10, 2016. Valerie will be moving on to the position of Executive Director of the Institute Library, in New Haven. Valerie said she will miss exploring "the many new, imaginative ways that [the Carriage Barn] will add to the richness of the cultural scene in New Canaan.” We will miss her too. Good luck, Valerie!
NEW PARADIGM THEATRE just cast Gina Naomi Baez as "Nancy" in their production of Oliver!- Reinvented. She had a co-starring role in Season 4 of Orange is the New Black and is also a Viral YouTube singer, with videos that have been featured and talked about by Perez Hilton, Ryan Seacrest, Huffington Post, MTV, E! News, Z100 - Elvis Duran Morning Show, and many more. 
"Events" belong on FCBuzz, not in the Newsletter, but we except the REBIRTH ARTS FESTIVAL, as this is the culmination of two years+ work. This grassroots, entirely community-funded non-profit initiative, dedicated to uplifting Connecticut through film, music, and art happens August 12-13 at 505 Sport Hill Road, Easton (a picturesque 18-acre hilltop residence). It is a free event (registration required) featuring all CT-based visual artists, sculptors, film makers, musicians, culinarians and breweries. Festival goers can view installations throughout the Art Forest, enjoy CT’s best eats from local food trucks and imbibe Two Roads Brewing Co.’s delicious draughts. As night falls, CT films will be shown on an immense screen overlooking the valley. See you there!
The RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE has announced it has hired Fairfield County native Bob Kennedy as its Director of Marketing, tasked with strategic planning, development and execution of the Playhouse’s marketing, advertising, communications and audience engagement initiatives. Bob is a trusted leader in the production and direction of many of the nation’s premier events, having curated dozens of celebrated productions, including Earth Day on The National Mall, the Green Apple Festival, and the Boston Calling Music Festival and is co-founder and was co-producer of Bridgeport’s Gathering of the Vibes.
Want to brush up your Italian, Spanish, French or German? The WESTPORT CINEMA INITIATIVE has been working up an entertaining idea for wannabe linguists and armchair tourists to flex their linguistic and touristic muscles this Fall. Collaborating closely with Westport Continuing Education, they are devising Westport’s First Foreign Language Film Series. Running once a month, starting October, they are planning to show in the Staples High School Auditorium the Italian, Swept Away (Lina Wertmuller, 1974), the Spanish Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders, 1999), the French, The Last Metro (Francois Truffaut, 1980) and the German, The Marriage of Marie Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979). Films have been selected to stimulate dynamic discussion. Critics, filmmakers and academics will lead discussion after each screening. Get ready to brush up your language skills!
The WESTPORT LIBRARY has elected four new Trustees for FY17: Iain Bruce, former Senior Managing Director at Ambac Assurance Corporation, and an independent financial consultant; Robert Haroun, a patent attorney and real estate developer, whose SIR Development LLP has built more than 150 single family luxury homes and three large office retail buildings in Fairfield County.; Celestine Lacroix, a director of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut; and Margaret Mudd, a former international banker.
OTHER NEWS                  
TOURISM EVISCERATED

Having zeroed out its contribution to CT Humanities, and decimated arts funding, the Fairfield County Business Journal reports the state has now done the same to the regional tourism bureaus. Western Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau now has a $0 allocation from the state (down from $420,000). It is still in business, with the $80,000 it makes from donations and from selling ads. But, as Dan Bolognani (above), chairman of the Bureau, put it "There’s no way that’s enough for us to sustain ourselves." Gone are the bureau’s four employees, laid off as of July 15. While the bureau is still eking out an existence by providing marketing and advertising promoting tourism around the region, there is no manpower left to provide updates and list new events, much less provide the assistance to small businesses. "This is just devastating," said state Rep. Fred Camillo (R-Old Greenwich), hearing the statewide tourism budget was cut from $15 million to $6.5 million. "We need to step it up as legislators. A lot of the time if you don’t make a lot of noise, it just goes away." Bolognani said he will be discussing, with both the OPM and the State Office of Tourism, "ways we can increase our role in statewide tourism, secure more robust private funding through marketing schemes and make the regional bureaus more efficient and effective...otherwise we will continue the shutting-down process, closing offices and files, and putting our equipment and other materials into storage.”
MUSEUMS & RACE

A new group, Museums & Race: Transformation and Justice, that started with a small group of museum professionals working out a museum response to Ferguson  in 2015 in Atlanta, met again in Chicago for a three-day convening on race and racism in museums, organized by The Museum Group (TMG), and again at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums conference recently in Boston. The Museums & Race Gathering attracted 300 people participating in activities in the Hotel's "Transformation Lounge" and 200 people participating in related sessions.  "Coming to recognize and understand entrenched racism is a difficult and potentially contentious undertaking—but also a necessary step in challenging and transforming the institutional policies and systems that perpetuate structural racism and oppression in museums." See the Statement of Purpose here. Museums & Race is continuing under a new Steering Committee, supported by two contract employees funded for 6 months by TMG. See report on the June Gathering here. Follow Museums and Race on Twitter, and Facebook.
NEW REPORT ON WHAT AMERICANS BELIEVE ABOUT THE ARTS

A new report, based on an in-depth survey of more than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 by Americans for the Arts and Ipsos Public Affairs shows that the American public is more broadly engaged in the arts than previously understood. The report, Americans Speak Out About the Arts provides current insight on topics including support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging in the arts, and if/how those benefits extend more broadly to the community. Americans for the Arts encourages you to explore the report and the many infographics it has prepared to better understand how your neighbors and community members feels about the arts and to use what you learn for advocacy and storytelling, and share these discoveries through websites, publications, and social media. Examples below
REMINDER: 
SEND YOUR BROCHURES!

Janet Serra, Executive Director of what remains of the Western CT Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that the new Unwind brochure is now shipping - so look out for it. Meanwhile, she requests that you send a supply of your brochures to our information center at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport. Free space and staff is being offered by Captain's Cove to hand out brochures. It's a popular destination and gets over 200,000 visitors a season. Send your brochures to: Jane Stella Williams, Captain’s Cove Seaport, 1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605.
Click above images for full-size documents
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARTS
$1.5 MILLION IN GRANTS AWARDED
On July 18, the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) announced the recipients of its 129 FY2017 grants totaling $1,532,598
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1. ARTS & COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS
COA awarded twelve Arts & Community Impact (ACI) grants totaling $154,699. The ACI program funds projects that create or sustain a meaningful relationship with non-arts stakeholders to effectively connect the intrinsic value of the arts to identifiable community needs, interests or opportunities. Awardees in Fairfield County were: 
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, $10,000 - working with CT artist Nina Bentley (Westport), the Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (ABRI) Homes for the Brave homeless veterans program (Bridgeport), and Fairfield University MFA Director and Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Sonya Huber - will cast and produce War Stories, a 2016/2017 full-length theater presentation. 

Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, $9,000 - working with the Norwalk Housing Authority - will provide theatre classes for Housing Authority students. 

 Intake Native Instrument Academy, Stamford & Norwalk, $20,000 - working with Diane Montgomery, an English language tutor, Christ the Healer Church (North Stamford), and Future Five (Stamford), - will expand Intake’s Native Instrument Academy to a second site in North Stamford, serving an additional 40 students. 

See more details and full list here.

2. PUBLIC ART COMMUNITY GRANTS
COA awarded nine Public Art Community (PAC) grants totaling $153,000. The PAC program provides funding for public art projects that engage in quality partnerships and consider community need(s) and opportunity(ies). Of the nine grants, two were in Fairfield County:


Resonator Films, Easton, $16,000 - for a free networking event, exhibition of multimedia arts featuring an entirely Connecticut lineup of filmmakers, musicians, artists and small businesses: the Rebirth Arts Festival

Norwalk 2.0,  Norwalk,  $15,000 - for a call for iconic photos of Norwalk and its people and places that will be exhibited using shippiing containers parked in public locations.

See more details and full list here.

3. ARTS LEARNING GRANTS
COA awarded twelve 
Arts Learning grants, totaling $177,280. The Arts Learning program provides funding for the planning and implementation of new or expanded arts in education-based projects that engage partners to advance teaching and learning for birth to grade 12 in a defined community setting. Two of our members, working in Fairfield County, were awarded grants:

Arts for Learning Connecticut$20,000 - for Art Connects All, a program designed to impact learning and life skill development for students with physical and cognitive disabilities through visual art and movement.

Arts for Healing, New Canaan, $20,000 - for ArtWorks Together: Building Communities Through the Arts - providing integrated arts therapy sessions for SPED students that builds connections for them through school and community arts experiences.

See more details and complete list of awards here.


4. SUPPORTING ARTS IN PLACE
COA awarded eighty Supporting Arts in Place grants totaling $515,000.These grants are awarded to eligible arts organizations and municipal arts offices to strengthen the state's nonprofit arts industry, by providing general operating support: funding levels are derived from organizational data and are calculated by mathematical formula. Awards ranged from $615 to $18,630. Click here for a complete listing of all awardees.

Follow the Office of the Arts on Facebook and Twitter.
FUNDING
USARTISTS INTERNATIONAL 
GRANT PROGRAM
SEPT. 7

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the USArtists International (USAI) program supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. USAI works to promote the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S.-based artists. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performances that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S. Applicants must be a professional dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. Festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S.-based organization; be international in scope, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival. Click here for guidelines and application form. Deadlines: September 7, 2016, for projects taking place Dec. 15, 2016 - Dec. 14, 2017 (certification sheets due Sept, 14, 2016); December 1, 2016 for projects March 15, 2017 - March 14, 2018 (certification sheets and letters of invitation due by Dec. 8, 2016); April 5, 2017 for projects July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 (certification sheets and letters of invitation due by April 12, 2017).
LEVITT FOUNDATION
AMP MUSIC SERIES
OCTOBER 3

The Levitt AMP Music Series was created in 2014 by the Levitt Foundation, a pioneer in the creative placemaking movement. Levitt AMP brings the joy of free, live music to people of all ages and backgrounds living in small to mid-sized towns and cities, transforming neglected public spaces into thriving community destinations. To that end, the foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2017 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards program. Grants of up to $25,000 in matching funding will be awarded to a minimum of ten U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, to present the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, a minimum of ten free outdoor concerts presented over ten consecutive weeks between May 1 and November 15, 2017. To be eligible, all proposed Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must take place within the United States, in small to midsized towns and cities with populations of up to 400,000 people, or within a metro area with a population of no more than one million. In addition, applicants must display a successful track record of presenting professional quality concerts or community events, or apply with a partner organization or individual that has done so. Applicants must also demonstrate dollar-for-dollar matching funds from other sources such as foundations, municipalities, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, businesses, etc. The foundation will host an informational webinar on August 3, 2016, 2pm (EST): register for webinar here. See the Levitt Foundation website for complete grant guidelines, application instructions, and information about current grant recipients. Application Deadline: October 3, 2016.
RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
RESOURCES FROM HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB

The Harvard Business School Club of CT Community Partners is available to help your nonprofit organization strategize over solutions to problems you may think are unsurmountable. If your proposal is accepted, theClub will assemble a group of Harvard Business School Grads to brainstorm with your team around a single specific issue of importance to your organization. The Club's highly focused approach has been well received by many organizations in the area - and surprisingly effective! Its team will debrief your management on the specific issue and relevant background information. They will then recruit a team of HBS alumni advisors and give them the background on your issue that lets the Club tap their experience to find solutions you can use. The Club has well-established policies for vetting opportunities, for establishing engagement agreements with clients, and for recruiting participants. Its preference is to work on board-level strategy and policy issues where their contribution potential is the greatest. They are less inclined to work on operational issues.
The Club's key demonstrated strength is the ability to customize projects and to frame issues and problems into manageable projects having clear deliverables. It conducts its traditional consulting projects (3-4 month engagements) and brainstorming sessions, which are 2 hour meetings in which HBS alumi/alumnae volunteers provide advice over dinner for a highly focused issue that is important to the non-profit client.The Club is now recruiting for its Fall, 2016 sessions. Interested NFP leaders should contact Tom Heckel at 203-656-2389 or theckel51@gmail.com to find out if this makes sense for your organization.

AFP/NCC
LUNCHTIME LIVE WEBINAR
ENGAGE YOUR BOARD IN FUNDRAISING
AUGUST 9

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International curates a live webinar series on a range of topics presented by field experts. AFP Fairfield County streams selected webinars free of charge at one location for members who register in advance ($20 for non-members). The subject of this live webinar held at Norwalk Community College at 1pm, Aug. 9 (Conference Room E212 on East Campus) is Engage Your Board in Fundraising. "Having a Board that is involved in raising money can make a huge impact and help you raise hundreds of thousands more than you can do alone. Unfortunately, many nonprofit organizations struggle with Boards that are well-meaning but reluctant and inexperienced in fundraising. In this training, we'll uncover the reasons why Board members won't help with fundraising and how to overcome them. You'll learn how to match up the right fundraising activities with the right Board members, and how to give them the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed. The webinar is presented by Sandy Rees, CFRE and founder of GetFullyFunded, helps nonprofit leaders raise the money of their dreams." Sandy's books include Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams, 6 Figure Fundraising and Simple Success Fundraising Plan. She writes the blog Get Fully Funded and her articles appear in a variety of magazines, ezines and blog sites. To confirm attendance, email Marianne Hickey.
JOBS                             
NEW CANAAN SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The New Canaan Society for the Arts seeks an Executive Director. In addition to a background in the arts, the successful candidate for this position will also have strong administrative and management skills. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the Board of Trustees through the members of its executive committee. Responsibilities include: Collaborating with the Board of Trustees in the creation and maintenance of a long-range plan that will support the mission and address the capital and staffing needs required for the growth of the organization; Lead fundraising efforts, including supporting the board’s involvement in fundraising, personally cultivating and soliciting donors, and implementing fundraising plans and policies approved by the board; Research and write grants; Build relationships with partner organizations, policymakers, media, and others; Represent the organization by participating in key associations and organizations, serving on committees and advisory groups, and speaking in public settings. The ED will curate not fewer than five exhibitions per program year, will select and supervise guest curators as needed; manage all marketing and PR functions  and execute art installation including receiving and handling of art and managing of volunteers. Full details here.
MATTATUCK MUSEUM
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, seeks a Director of Education. The museum is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibitions, programs and collections of national significance. These initiatives interpret the history of the greater Waterbury region and American art from the Colonial period to the present. The ideal candidate for the Director of Education is a seasoned professional who is highly motivated and organized with a passion for art and history and expanding the role of museums to welcome a broad and diverse audience; demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically; excellent communication skills, especially the ability to speak and write about the museum, its collections, and program activities in a manner comprehensible to diverse audiences; a positive work outlook; high energy, strong motivation, and a hands-on work ethic; the personality to enjoy social and community interaction; a professional demeanor; diplomatic, and comfortable in dynamic or challenging situations; and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Full details here.
SILVERMINE 
SCHOOL OF ART
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Silvermine School of Art seeks an Administrative Assistant. The School provides year-round courses designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. In addition to the adult program, the school features courses for junior and youth, Summer Art Programs, and classes for young children and parents to experience art together. A nurturing atmosphere prevails, unstructured enough to encourage creativity through exploration, yet disciplined to provide a solid foundation. Qualifications:
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. Ability to working in a fast-paced environment.Proven success in written communication, including proofreading and editing. Full Details here
YALE UNIVERSITY
ART GALLERY
EXHIBITION
PRODUCTION MANAGER


The Yale University Art Gallery is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual with proven experience and strengths in exhibition production, project management, and design for the position of Exhibition Production Manager. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Exhibition and Collection Management, and managing both internal and contracted project staff, the Exhibition Production Manager is responsible for guiding a diverse portfolio of exhibition projects to completion at the highest level of professional conduct and practice. Collaborating directly with eleven curatorial/collecting departments, the position oversees production at an off-site shop, contracts and manages outside fabrication, and produces and reviews design and shop production drawings. Full details here.
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT seeks an experienced Director of Development with a proven track record in not-for-profit fundraising. Acknowledged as the oldest museum in the country dedicated exclusively to the collection and exhibition of American Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art  has mounted two expansion projects totaling $49 million. The new Development Director will find a newly appointed visionary director, an engaged and philanthropic board, and committed and talented colleagues. Among the key priorities are the expansion of major donors and next generation supporters and building a pipeline of future gifts. The Director of Development will provide the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for all NBMAA fundraising and marketing efforts. The Development Director will design and implement fundraising strategies that increase and optimize the organization's support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies both current and future consistent with the long range plan and goals of the Museum. With the Director, the Director of Development plays a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors for capital, endowment, annual and planned gifts. Full details here.
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE
ARTISTIC COORDINATOR

Yale Repertory Theatre, the internationally celebrated professional theater in residence at Yale School of Drama, seeks qualified and passionate applicants for the position of Artistic Coordinator. Working closely with the Literary Manager and Artistic Associate, this position participates in the daily operations of Yale Rep’s artistic department and new play development programs. This individual coordinates the producing of Yale Rep’s five-play subscription season and year-round new play development activities, including such duties as negotiating artist contracts for readings and workshops; writing/editing materials for Yale Rep publications; evaluating scripts and participating in the daily activities of Yale Rep’s Literary Office; and supporting the planning and implementation of Yale Rep’s educational outreach program, WILLPOWER!. Applicants must be strong self-starters with excellent verbal, written, organizational, interpersonal and team-building skills; and must be able to collaborate effectively and flexibly with a large number of faculty, staff, students, interns, guest artists and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities and cultures. MFA or MA in theater and 2 years of experience working in artistic, literary, or new play development offices in the professional theater or BA and four (4) years’ experience required. Full details here (Job Requisition Number: 38901BR)
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

P. T. Barnum Digital Collection Project: Project cataloger and metadata specialist
P. T. Barnum Digital Collection Project: Technical Coordinator
Coastal Arts Guild: Art Teachers
Fairfield University:  Museum Assistant
Lyman Allyn Art Museum: Director of Education
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
Westport Country Playhouse: Technical Director
MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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CALENDAR                             
JULY
July 29: CT Office of Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Application Deadline

AUGUST
Aug.c1: Terra Foundation: American Art Exhibitions, LOI Deadline
Aug. c3: Webinar for Levitt Foundation AMP Awards. Register here. 1pm
Aug. c9: AFP "Live" Webinar at Norwalk Community College, Engage Your Board, 1pm
Aug. 10: NEH Public Humanities Grant Deadline

SEPTEMBER
Sept. c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Deadline (for events post-Dec. 1)
Sept. c1: J.M. Kaplan Fund: Furthermore Publishing Project Grants Deadline
Sept. c7: USArtists International Application Deadline (for events 12/16-12/17)
Sept. 12: NEA Our Town Grant Deadline
Sept. 30: Deadline for Submitting Video of Public Art

OCTOBER
Oct. c1: Grammy Foundation: Music Research and Preservation Grants LoI due
Oct. c3: Levitt Foundation AMP [Your City] Grants Awards Submission Deadline
Oct. 17: Shubert Foundation Theatre Grant Application Due

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Dance Grant Application Due
Dec. c1: USArtists International Application Deadline (for events 3/17-3/18)
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