Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - June 24, 2016

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News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
June 24, 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
❖ Cultural Alliance Awarded $5000 Grant 
Connecting With Schools Report Now Available
❖ Greenwich Polo Match Will Benefit Cultural Alliance
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Amy Simon Fine Art, Fairfield University Bookstore

News from Amy Simon Fine Art, Creative Connections, Fairfield Museum, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich International Film Festival, Keeler Tavern Museum, The Mighty Quinn Foundation, Pequot Library, and Stamford Historical Society. 

❖ CT Budget Update
❖ CT Dance Alliance: Last Call for History Project - July 1
❖ Not Paying Realistic Overhead is Crippling Nonprofits
Now You See Me! Submit Video of Public Art - September 30
❖ Statement on Cultural Equity
❖ Hear An Inspiring Keynote on Cultural Equity

NEWS FROM THE CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS: Grant Announcements Delayed

❖ Regional Initiative (REGI) Grants: Don't Forget - July 29
❖ Shubert Foundation Grants for Theatre (Oct. 17) and Dance (Dec. 1)

❖ Heritage Interpretation Training Center
❖ FCCF: Results-Based Accountability Workshop: The Basics - July 20

❖ Aldrich Museum: Press & Social Media Coordinator
❖ Fairfield University: Bellarmine Art Museum Assistant
❖ FCCF: Marketing Director
❖ Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop (Fairfield): P/T Instructors

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
We warmly thank the New Canaan Community Foundation for its recent award of a $5,000 grant to The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County to help support our peer networking programs. These include our Executive Directors Network, Marketing Roundtable, Preservation Network and other work. In a statement, the Foundation emphasized that it "invests its donors’ contributions in the best organizations in the region that provide a range of essential services to the community."
Notes on the Cultural Alliance's symposium Connecting With Local Schools and the Curriculum are now available. The notes summarize 7 key themes; report on the key points of the three panels (schools; resources; and nonprofits) and list available resources (educational standards; organizations and conferences; and online resources). Stay tuned for our follow-up meetings.
Fairfield County Look is hosting the June 26 Greenwich Polo Match and is generously offering a percentage of the proceeds to benefit a select group of nonprofits, including the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Click here for more information and tickets.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             

A Creative Business Member
Owner: Amy Simon

Amy Simon’s love of the arts, especially contemporary art, began at a very young age. As she remembers it: "I would read in bed at night under the covers about Gauguin and Van Gogh, and went to a lot of museums as a student." With a B.F.A. in Art History from Ohio University and a Masters Degree from Syracuse University, Amy also studied in Italy, London and France. She launched her art career, first as an intern and then curatorial assistant, at the Guggenheim Museum. Following that, she worked for Thomas Hoving at the Metropolitan Museum, and then at the Marlborough Gallery. Amy became a private dealer in the late 1980s, marrying and moving to Weston in 1989, working with corporations and private collectors and worked independently for artists such as Larry Rivers, Beverly Pepper, Lee Krasner and the estate of Jackson Pollack. Then, she says, “With a mission of bringing a global contemporary art venue to Westport, I opened a gallery space in 2005, on the Post Road near the old post office, then at Playhouse Square and finally moved to my current location at 1869 Post Road East, in 2009.”  The gallery, located in the Sasco Mill, a 200 year old landmark building, has three areas of concentration. “We feature young emerging talent," says Amy, "many of whom are Brooklyn-based, where many artists are currently living; Asian contemporary art; and then blue chip, such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler and Alex Katz.” The gallery's inventory and exhibitions reflect its eclectic interests and expertise in these areas. Amy Simon works with collectors worldwide and enthusiastically introduces clients to work that she is herself passionate about. She says, "It takes a lifetime to learn and I like to advise people on how to collect and buy. You can collect on any budget. It can be daunting – there are so many choices, so many styles. I simplify things for people. I do a lot of house calls, assessing a home or business space to help people determine what fits best." See the Amy Simon Fine Art website and Facebook page.

A Fairfield University Affiliate 
Events Coordinator: Nancy Quinn

Fairfield University’s Downtown Bookstore opened November 4, 2011, moving into the anchor store space left vacant by Borders Books & Music Store. At its opening, Fairfield University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., said the new bookstore provided the University with another opportunity to be of service to the greater community as well as to attract students downtown: "We anticipate the store to be a vibrant downtown place offering the University's rich, diverse programming." Signaling Fairfield University's intent to develop a long-term downtown presence, he added that the new bookstore could also be a venue for cultural events sponsored by the school: "Bookstores, as we all know, are an endangered species. We need conversations with friends and encounters with ideas that only a good bookstore and a good cup of coffee can facilitate." The property at the busy corner of Post and Reef roads is seen by town officials and business leaders as one of the business district's "anchor" retail sites, dating to the days when the Fairfield Store, a family-owned department store did business there for 75 years. But the commercial climate downtown languished after the Fairfield Store closed in 1996, causing a series of smaller shops and businesses to fail until the property was rebuilt and Borders opened in 2001. Like the school's existing bookstore on campus, the new retail outlet is operated by Follett Higher Education Group, which manages more than 900 college and university bookstores across North America. A key feature of the Bookstore is the program of community events, organized by Nancy Quinn: a steady flow of author events from local, faculty, and world-famous authors for adults and children; Kids Story Time (story, craft+ Starbucks snack) for ages 3+ with an adult on select Saturdays; different local artists each month in the Stairwell Art Space; and local, school and University musicians on select days and evenings. See the Bookstore's websiteFacebook page and Twitter feed.
New member AMY SIMON FINE ART appears to have effected quite a coup. Simon is showing selections from the  GE Corporate Art Collection in a rotating exhibit opening this Friday, June 24. The international multi-media collection, established in the early 1980’s, with a commitment to collecting both emerging and established artists, includes work by Alexander Calder, Wolf Kahn, Christo, Donald Sultan and many other key contemporary artists. As Simon points out, “This is a limited-time opportunity to purchase exceptional work from a major corporate collection.” The art shown will rotate through July 23.
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS (CC), in its new quarterly newsletter Canvas, includes news of a grant from the United States-Japan Foundation to enable CC to deepen its partnerships with its 20 classrooms in Japan by piloting a new asynchronous networking platform. Live video conferencing with Japan is impractical but ClassroomLink will provide a secure, private asynchronous link that is intuitive and user-friendly, enables students and teachers to post video, audio, photos and texts and include online language translation. Read more. To subscribe to Canvas, email Polly.
FAIRFIELD MUSEUM has two more new positions to announce: Diane Lee (right in photo) is the new Collections ManagerFormerly Collections Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society, Diane has been working in the museum field for many years. She is a longtime Connecticut resident, but is new to the area. Jen Chandler is now Visitor Services Manager. A longtime resident of Fairfield, with a background in art history and elementary education, Jen has significant retail sales experience, most recently working at Walin & Wolff in Southport Village.
FAIRFIELD MUSEUM is now the home of the 1,400 volume Collier Collection, one of the best and most comprehensive libraries of Connecticut history, assembled over the academic career of former Connecticut State Historian (1984 to 2004) Christopher CollierThanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the collection will be available to researchers and students at the Museum’s Research Library (now one of the best repositories of CT history in the state).
GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY in its bi-annual Landmark Recognition Program, awarded plaques to five historic properties for their contribution to the unique architectural landscape of Greenwich: The Depot Building (1879) and the New Mill (1881) in Glenville, owned by Mill Management; the Henry H. Tyson House (1893); The Orchards (1909) on Round Hill; the Archibald F. MacNichol House (1927); and the John E. Warner House (1929). See article and images in Fairfield County Look Magazine.
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL wrapped a successful second session (June 9-12) and got top marks for its combination of philanthropy and social change. Film Journal International commented "GIFF had the requisite big sponsors and partners, awards, short-films lineup, post-screening Q&As, panels, sidebars, workshops and fundraising dinners and parties that delivered good times and urgent calls for much-needed social, political and environmental change." See article here and highlights.
The KEELER TAVERN MUSEUM has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel for travelers and the home of noted architect Cass Gilbert. In 1966, a group of Ridgefield residents decided to preserve its rich history and established it as a museum, opening it to the public on July 4, 1966. Celebrating this 50th Anniversary, the Museum will hold an old-fashioned watermelon picnic – including a ceremonial slicing of a watermelon with a sabre by Chris Browne and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The MIGHTY QUINN FOUNDATION (MQ) has awarded its Quinn Rooney Shakespeare Scholarships and 14 college students have flown in to Stratford for intensive 6-week training on the grounds of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, where, under the direction of Brian McManamon and Tia James, the ensemble will perform Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard III (July 30-August 7). Internationally recognized masterclass teachers train the ensemble in stage combat, clown, Droznin, Lucid Body, design and the Alexander Method. Look out for The Alumni Company, performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream July & August around the Northeast
PEQUOT LIBRARY welcomes Christine Catallo, MLIS, as its new Teen Librarian and Technical Services Manager. Ms. Catallo studied library and information science at Long Island University and has recently transitioned from a customer service-oriented corporate library setting at the Copyright Clearance Center. Not surprisingly, she loves reading and writing, is passionate about young adult literature and is thrilled to bring her enthusiasm to Pequot Library’s young adult reading program.
The STAMFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY (SHC) has been awarded two project grants: a Quick Grant from Connecticut Humanities to support the creation of several videos, including David Klein's filming the move of the 1699 Hoyt Barnum House from downtown Stamford to SHC's North Stamford campus at 1508 High Ridge Road; and an award from FCCF to partner with the Stamford Public Schools to reinforce the new social studies curriculum with a special program about life in colonial Connecticut. Claudia Wolen has volunteered to oversee the new program.
OTHER NEWS                  

With just nine days left in state fiscal year 2016, the budget deficit has grown to $315 million, up from $260 million last month. Slowing income and sales tax collections are to blame for the shortfall. The state's Budget Reserve (Rainy Day Fund), which currently holds $406 million, is expected to close the deficit, leaving only $90 million in the fund to address budget deficits projected in the next few fiscal years. OPM has suggested that additional cuts may be necessary in the FY 17-18 budget due in February, and anticipates potential rescissions for SFY17 after the election. OPM and state agencies have yet to release details regarding the implementation of $163 million in funding reductions that were part of the budget compromise. This information was expected in mid-June, but may be delayed until mid-July. Some state agencies have shared the total dollar amount they are required to cut, but specific implementation plans have not yet been approved for release by OPM. As previously reported in CCNA's Final Budget Summary document released in May: the final SFY 17 revised budget empowers Governor Malloy to make allotment reductions of $94.4 million limited to no more than 1% of any account. With thanks to CT Community Nonprofit Alliance.
Greek Dancers at the Dionysos Greek Festival, Memorial Day Weekend 2015, Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, New Britain (2015) Photo, Richard Malinsky

The FINAL deadline for submitting photos and written material for possible inclusion in the CT Dance Alliance’s Dance History Project and its touring exhibition is July 1, 2016. To date there are more than 1,000 images on the project's Flickr site. To review the images, go to CDA History Project Flickr site (see instructions for uploading images). There are also to date 55 titles in the Project's compendium of articles, essays and memories, but there is room for plenty more. If you wish to contribute a written piece about your CT school, company, group, teacher or dancer, please contact: 
For a History Project Summary click hereThe Final Touring Exhibition, Connecticut Dances! - A Moving Journey will be presented at the Connecticut Historical Society Jan. 19 - March 11, 2017. The following host sites have confirmed their interest in hosting the exhibition: The Klein is the only venue in our region that has expressed interest in showing the exhibition. If you are interested in hosting this traveling exhibition email the project. The CDA Dance History Project is a partnership with the Connecticut Historical Society and is made possible with funding from Connecticut Humanities and the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

Fractured Atlas, in its most recent blog, focuses our attention on an article appearing in Fast Company's CoExist: Demanding That Nonprofits Not Pay for Overhead is Preventing Them From Doing Good.
Pointing out that donors expect almost all of their funds to go straight to solving the issue at hand not to salaries or office space, so that "most foundations pay only up to 15%" of nonprofits' indirect costs, Ben Painter points out that this is entirely unrealistic. A new report from Bridgespan, a consulting firm for nonprofits and philanthropists, confirms that this mind-set results in a "starvation cycle" in which "foundations are crippling the outfits they’re trying to support." See full report in Stanford Social Innovation Review. One problem is that different operations require different kinds of investment but foundations have had a flat-rate policy. Bridgespan calls for a new "Pay-What-It-Takes" philanthropy, where grant makers determine what amount of indirect costs per mission are normal, then pay them. In a survey of 20 nonprofits, Bridgespan found indirect costs ranged from 21% to 89% of overall spending. The Ford Foundation recognizes this, promising to increase grant money earmarked for indirect costs to 20%, doubling their previous standard. He’s called the previous funding threshold a "charade" and the "overhead fiction." The report comes at a significant point when as one recent report indicated only 30% of New York nonprofits can be considered "financially strong"—and "many trustees do not understand the financial condition of their organization or how it compares to its peers." Need a crash course in indirect cost calculation? Bridgespan offers a tool here

Now You See Me! The International Public Art Short Film Contest rolls into its 2nd Edition by asking everyone to capture a short video of public art they like and submit it. "Do you live near a work of public art? Can you see one from your bedroom window? Do you pass by one on your way to work? Is there one you like in particular? If the answer is yes, send us a short film about it! If the answer is no, find one quickly and send us a short film about it!" This international contest is designed to raise awareness about public art and to further engagement by encouraging us all to take a short video. On the global level, it would emphasize the fact that public art is a world phenomena and that works of public art exist all around the globe. The organizers are especially interested in reaching the younger generation and starting discussions about the important role public art plays in our urban daily life: "As it is today's younger generation who will be responsible for the protection and conservation of these works of art in the years to come, they constitute our first port of call. We also believe that by engaging their talents and skills, we will create a cutting-edge thought-provoking collection of short films. A jury of international film makers and artists make a selection of films to be shown at the Louvre Museum as part of its prestigious Journées internationales du Film sur l’art (International Days of Art Films) in January 2017. What To Do: 1. Take your film. 2. Complete Registration Form. 3. Submit, via WeTransfer or a similar provider, to info@nowyouseeme.orgYou can also upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo and send in the link with the password.

To support a full creative life for all, Americans for the Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable nation.

Attending the Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show, Robert Lynch (President of Americans for the Arts) writes in a HuffPo blog, about the tremendous strides made by individual students and schools as a result of a diverse group of artists committed to mentoring the Turnaround Arts students. He also sees this as one example of the importance of having a full creative life. "Removing obstacles to access to a full creative life needs to be a core value for all arts organizations in 21st century America." Such access is critical to a healthy, democratic society, as the arts play a key role "in confronting inequities and encouraging alternatives." Americans for the Arts just came out with a new Statement on Cultural Equity, much-evolved from its original 1988 statement. Lynch emphasizes in his article the importance of developing “cultural consciousness,” - an ongoing state of learning and openness through which we encounter different cultures and come together for an even richer cultural experience, with an increased appreciation for one another. Read more...

Declaring that Our diversity is not our problem - it is our promise, (5'40" into video above) U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, (MD-7), delivered an inspiring keynote speech on the importance of racial equity and opportunity in arts education at the annual League of American Orchestras conference. The theme of the conference, The Richness of Difference, focused on diversity and inclusion in the sector. Rep. Cummings' deeply personal remarks were a Conference highlight, as he congratulated the orchestra world for examining the issue of diversity, spoke of his own urgent desire as a child to learn music, and implored the community to continue reaching out to all sectors of society. Highly recommended - you will not regret the 20 minutes spent listening to this testimony to the power of the arts in the community (and it's guaranteed to reduce you to tears).
The announcement of grant awards, formerly scheduled for mid-late June, will be postponed until mid-July as the Office has yet to receive its FY2017 final budget. This includes: Arts Learning, Arts & Community Impact, Public Art and Supporting Arts in Place grants.

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The Regional Initiative Grant Program (REGI) awards grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000  to support smaller projects that "create access to the creative process and/or creative experience," and that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. Projects can take many varied forms: engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, bring neighbors together, etc. These grants are for collaborative, innovative projects that use the arts to impact community life. Eligible applicants include: artists, arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status with annual operating income under $300,000, arts programs of a 501(c)(3) non-arts organization, municipal arts departments, pre-K-through-12 schools, and Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs). Partners need not be any of the above. The grants in coastal Fairfield County are are administered by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Download the Guidelines here.  Have any questions? Contact David Green 203-256-2329/203-212-6894.

The New York City-based Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theater and a secondary focus on dance. To that end, the foundation awards unrestricted general operating support grants to U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Nonprofit professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing rather than presenting organizations. A smaller amount of funding is provided for dance companies. The foundation also makes a limited number of grants to arts-related nonprofit organizations that support the development of theater and dance, and to graduate drama departments at private universities. Grants are awarded only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a record of fiscal responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price admissions, media (film, TV, and radio) projects, renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. Organizations applying for a grant may not request a specific grant amount; if the foundation decides to fund an organization, it will determine the amount of the grant. The foundation has two grant application timetables. Applications in the dance, arts related, and education categories must be submitted by October 17, 2016. Theater applications must be submitted by December 1, 2016. Click here for application instructions.

The Heritage Interpretation Training Center offers a variety of advanced interpretive courses for planning teams, boards of directors and others involved in heritage site/interpretation, short and long term planning, and management. Note that any of these courses can also be presented live at your site for your total team. All courses are "start at any time" and work through the course at your own pace. In a e-LIVE course you have direct contact with the course instructor/coach throughout the course. Click on the link to learn more about each course and its content.
Conducting A Feasibility Analysis Before Developing New Interpretive Centers, Nature Centers and Small Museums. How you can know for sure before you build it.
Nine Units - 2 CEU Credits - $150.00
12 Units, 4 CEU's $300.00
An Interpretive Researchers Guide for Developing Visitor Surveys and Questionnaire/Interview Designs For Natural & Cultural Heritage Sites and Attractions.
Ten Units - 2.5 CEU Credits. $250.00
The Heritage Interpretation Training Center offers a total of 33 college level heritage interpretation training experiences. Trainers are professional interpreters with college degrees specifically in interpretation and years of actual field experience "doing" the course content that they teach. See complete course catalog.

Results-Based Accountability (RBA) is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that communities and organizations are using to improve the performance of their programs. Developed by Mark Friedman and described in his book Trying Hard is Not Good Enough, RBA is being used throughout the world to make measurable change in people’s lives, communities and organizations. RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. It is a simple, common sense framework that starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization. Fairfield County's Community Foundation presents through its Center for Nonprofit Excellence a series of workshops on RBA. First up is: Results-Based Accountability: The BasicsJuly 20, 9:30am-12:30 pm at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Admission is only $15. Attend this workshop and you will learn: the basic concepts and language of RBA; the process to develop performance measures to evaluate your organization's success and impact; how and where RBA is being used in Connecticut for government and philanthropic funding, and program improvement. Register Here.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum seeks a Press and Social Media Coordinator to supervise press relations and the Museum's online presence. This position will have as goals the tasks of elevating the Museum's profile, implementing outreach strategies to build constituency engagement, and supporting fundraising goals. The position oversees an active roster of press, media, and other contacts to ensure broad dissemination of Museum news and messaging, manages the Museum's website and social media channels, and acts as a copywriter, editor, and proofreader. Full details and application instructions here.

Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum seeks a full-time Museum Assistant who will be critical to meet the growing needs of the Fairfield University Art Museum. The Museum Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative assistance to the staff of, and organizational support for the curatorial, registrarial, and education activities and programs of the museum. The Museum Assistant will also manage the museum membership program. Requirements include: a minimum B. A. or B. S.; 3 years prior museum experience preferred; strong writing and editing skills a plus; computer skills should include Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency (Banner and PhotoShop a plus). Willingness to learn new platforms required as job requires interaction with Wrike, Cuseum, Digital Commons and more. This is an 11-month position/Tuesday through Saturday; occasional evenings.  Applicants: p
lease submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation seeks a Marketing Director to have overall responsibility for the Foundation’s marketing, public relations and communications strategies. The Marketing department at the Community Foundation is seen as the creative and storytelling arm of the Foundation, directly serving the needs of the Program and Development teams to help connect, with greater resonance, our mission to more supporters throughout Fairfield County. The Community Foundation’s Marketing Director will lead all creative and marketing efforts: this is an essential role in supporting ongoing strategies that make the mission of the Community Foundation resonate with more people. Details here.

Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop (SDAW) Fairfield, is hiring instructors for the fall session beginning in September 2016. Instructors much have teaching experience, and be expert in one or more digital arts software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Maya, C4D, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, ProTools (and/or other DAW platform). Responsibilities will include refining curriculum and teaching software-focused digital arts classes to artists as well as aspiring and working creative professionals (14+ and adults). Classes are held weekly in downtown Fairfield, CT. SDAW offers artists, creative professionals and students access to an immensely powerful toolbox of digital arts software — tools that are easy-to-learn, and are accessible to anyone with a personal computer or smart device. Details here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Coastal Arts Guild: Art Teachers
Connecticut Historical Society: Grants Coordinator
Fairfield County's Community Foundation: Marketing Director
Fairfield County Chorale: Executive Director
Fusion Academy: High School Art Teachers
Lyman Allyn Art Museum: Director of Education
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: P/T Program Coordinator

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June 26: Fairfield County Look Greenwich Polo Match Benefits CAFC
June 30: Aaron Copland Fund: Performance Program Application Deadline

July c1: Museum Assessment Program Application Deadline
July c1: Connecticut Dance Alliance: Dance History Project Submission Deadline
July c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Deadline (for events post-Sept. 1)
July c1: Registration Deadline for COA HOT Schools Summer Institute
July 11-15: COA HOT Schools Summer Institute
July 14: NEA: Art Works Grant Application Deadline
July 20: NEA Our Town, "How To Apply" Webinar, 3pm. Register.
July 27: NEA Our Town, "Tips, Tricks and Inspiration..." Webinar, 3pm. Register.
July 29: CT Office of Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Application Deadline

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

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

Oct. c1: Grammy Foundation: Music Research and Preservation Grants LoI due
Oct. 17: Shubert Foundation Theatre Grant Application Due

Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Dance Grant Application Due
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