Subject: Organizations' Newsletter: November 20, 2015

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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
November 20, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing 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 300 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Double Your Impact: Please Donate to Cultural Alliance on Giving Tuesday
❖ Collaboration with Cultural Alliance of Western CT on Economic Impact Study
❖ Welcome New Members: Artists' Market, Project Music, Remarkable STEAM, Westport Woman's Club

YOUR NEWS
❖ News from CT Audubon - Fairfield Center, Greenwich Historical Society's Greenwich Preservation Network, New Canaan Library, Project Music and SpreadMusicNow

OTHER NEWS
❖ Huge STEAM Win: Arts Integrated into STEM in Education Act in Committee
Connecticut Budget Proposals Proliferate: Red Ink Everywhere
❖ Save the Date: Connecticut Arts Day, March 2 (National Arts Summit, March 7)
❖ NYC's Arts Education Efforts Are Paying Off

FUNDING
❖ New England States Touring (NEST) - Dec. 1
❖ Devos Institute Arts Management Strategy Fellowship - Dec. 15

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ Myths and Realities of Nonprofit Collaborations
Remapping Performance: Book on artists and experts addressing social issues. 
❖ ProBono Partnership: Leadership Development Roundtable - Dec. 11
 There’s Still Time to Put Together a Year-End Ask. 

JOBS
❖ Carriage Barn Arts Center: Gallery Coordinator
❖ Greenwich International Film Festival: Fundraising Manager

❖ Connecticut Ballet: Marketing Manager
❖ Bruce Museum: Development Assistant + Capital Campaign Assistant

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available (scroll down)

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT - Support the Cultural Alliance on GIVING TUESDAY
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has two donors who have come together to match up to $5,000 in donations on Giving Tuesday, December 1st. These donations, MUST be made before 11:59PM on December 1st in order to qualify for this dollar-for-dollar match. Please give now so that your contribution to arts and culture can be twice as powerful. Please, click here to donate. Thank You!

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut are collaborating with Connecticut Office of the Arts to assist Americans for the Arts with its latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity V. Spinnaker Real Estate Partners is co-sponsoring the study, which will be available June 2017. The previous study, showed $130 million in culture-based economic activity that generated $10.5 million in government revenue. More...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             
ARTISTS' MARKET

A Creative Business Member
Owner: Jeffrey Price


Established in 1971 in Norwalk, Artists' Market is a family business that owner Jeff Price took over from his parents. It's a unique space - blending together a gallery, a museum, and a busy framing workshop. The art Jeff Price collects includes classic, contemporary, handmade American crafts, high-quality fine art and photography. The store's framing workshop also produces the very best custom framing "for those who want to show off something special or preserve heirlooms for future generations." Walking through the gallery is a rich sensual experience with glass, ceramics, textiles, metals, jewelry and exquisite frames. The whole is a carefully crafted composition by Jeff Price to create "an inviting environment of beautiful things." The gallery of fine art displays original works, a unique collection of classic photographs, including one of the largest exhibitions of photographer Christopher Burkett's spectacular views of nature, the Famous Photographers Archive, a collection of mid-century photographs from the Famous Photographers School of Westport, which was active from 1961 to 1974, and, a real highpoint, a room devoted to the works of M.C. Escher, on whom Jeff Price is a well-known specialist. Artists' Market is the only permanent gallery collection of M. C. Escher's original artwork on exhibition and for sale. A 100-page catalog on Escher's work, with essays and illustrations of the collection, is available at the gallery. Price has also organized exhibits of photographs by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, and has lectured on visual history to audiences ranging from schoolchildren to scientists. He is currently a member of the Norwalk Arts Commission. See the Artists' Market website, Facebook Page, and Twitter feed.
PROJECT MUSIC 

Executive Director:  Garrett Méndez

Project Music is a new, re-booted, intensive after-school music education program for students in Stamford, dedicated to the memory of Anthony D. Truglia, who founded the original Project Music in the late 1960’s in order to provide free music lessons to inner city youth within walking distance of their homes. Under the guidance of Board President Joyce Camillo and the direction of new executive director, Garrett Méndez, Project Music has a new head of steam. The current program is inspired by Venezuela’s “music education miracle” known as El Sistema, a program for social change created over 30 years ago by politician and musician Jose Abreu. In collaboration with the City of Stamford, Chester Addison Community Center, foundation, and private supporters and future community partners, Project Music provides music education, instruments, and mentorship to Stamford youngsters. Like El Sistema, it also addresses some of the extensive social challenges affecting young people—using music to cultivate fundamental life skills such as self-expression, cooperative learning, discipline, leadership, and creativity—all of which have been linked to improved social and academic outcomes. The program, offered to children at no charge, fills a gap in accessible, quality, music education and after­school care in Stamford. It currently serves 100 students at two sites: Chester Addison Community Center and Waterside School. Students perform frequently - to reduce the pressure of formal performances and help them feel that performing is a natural process. Frequent visits from guest artists, and other musical activities foster the students’ appreciation of the arts within their own community. To engage parents and families in Project Music and the goal of building community, families are invited to attend sessions and performances, accompany children on field trips, meet with program staff, and volunteer in the program. Visit the Project Music website and Facebook page.
REMARKABLE STEAM

Founding Executive Director: Mark Mathias

Remarkable STEAM is Connecticut’s leading organization promoting innovation and creativity in the areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Its flagship project, the Westport Mini Maker Faire, is an annual family-friendly celebration of invention and creativity. The fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, attracted a record crowd of 6,500 attendees and plans are afoot for the fifth annual event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The Faire is the first and largest Maker Faire in Connecticut and largest single-day event in downtown Westport. Attendees come from across Fairfield County, the tri-state area and beyond, to spend the day in Westport and patronize local restaurants, shops and banks. Volunteers and the spirit of the community fuel the event. Sponsorship dollars help defray the cost of tents, generators, the stage, sound system, table rentals and signage. Sponsors receive not only recognition for supporting the event, but also association with a growing group of people interested in creativity, diversity, art, green technologies, sustainability, as well as science and engineering. Remarkable STEAM creates a variety of other “maker” events and facilities where people can improve their lives and their communities. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers. Visit Remarkable STEAM's website, Facebook page and Google Groups page.
WESTPORT WOMAN'S CLUB

President: Dorothy Curran

The Westport Woman’s Club (WWC), organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. WWC began with a small group of Westport women organizing to clean the town streets, care for and plant trees, and lay sidewalks. Over the years, its programs have included: the “greening of the Post Road” and Canal Park; a Visiting Nurse Service (1925) - turned over to the town in 1960; free dental, vaccination, and well-child clinics; anti-TB campaigns and polio saliva tests, free milk distribution, and more. WWC has worked closely with the schools on many projects, including pioneering classes for the learning disabled and awarding academic scholarships. It gave Westport its first school nurse, dental hygienist and district nurse. In 1975, WWC started an Emergency Food Distribution Program - now known as the Food Closet. In 1948, the Club acquired its own Clubhouse, the 1881 Sidney Watts house on Imperial Avenue. It is now the Club’s auditorium and meeting room and is available for rent. Each year WWC accepts applications for community service grants and awarded funds to 33 organizations for 2015-16 (see list here). To fund these grants, WWC organizes fundraisers such as the Yankee Doodle Fair - and its Curio Cottage Thrift Shop has raised over a quarter of a million dollars over the last ten years. This past Spring, WWC revived a long tradition of an Art Show Fundraiser, curated by Miggs Burroughs, featuring multiple works for sale by 14 artists, and held in the Club’s renovated Bedford Hall. Art Show chair, Jo Luscombe says the event revived a long partnership that flourished into the 1980s between the WWC and some of America’s best representational artists. During the Great Depression, WWC art shows helped unemployed artists and their families make ends meet. In good times and bad, to benefit the community’s unmet needs, local artists pitched in at the Club’s annual fair. See WWC's website and Facebook page.

YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
CT AUDUBON reports that one of the region's more elusive mammals, the New England cottontail, is alive and well at the Fairfield Roy and Margot Larsen Sanctuary. With more than 80 percent of the region's New England cottontails having vanished, they are being considered for listing as an Endangered Species. Fairfield's Larsen Sanctuary (2325 Burr Street) is one of the few locations in Fairfield County with a confirmed population of New England cottontails (not to be confused with their more common identical cousins, the eastern cottontail). See more, plus details about a Thanksgiving-weekend hike here.
The Greenwich Preservation Network, created by the GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY to address new economic and governmental incentives for preservation of the town’s historic structures, has initiated a project to place markers designating local and national historic districts throughout the town. The first of 9 signs commemorates the history of the Greenwich Municipal Center Historic District and will be dedicated Mon. Nov. 30 (11am) by First Selectman Peter Tesei. The signs, designed by Charles Hilton, were sponsored by the Greenwich 375th Fund.The Greenwich Preservation Network, chaired by former town planner Dianne Fox plans to publicize and develop programs to educate the community about Greenwich’s architecturally significant buildings and to lend a stronger, more unified voice for preservation in the community.
NEW CANAAN LIBRARY welcomes Christle Chumney as Adult Services Manager. She will lead the Adult Services team, responsible for reference and information services, adult programming and Library customer service. Christle spent six years as account manager for Backstage Library Works in Los Angeles, and before that worked for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Christle holds a Master's of Library Information Science from Florida State University. Jon Eriksen, her predecessor, left the Library in June to return to Sweden.
Garrett Méndez the new executive director of the re-booted PROJECT MUSIC in Stamford is a long-time advocate of the El Sistema method of music education. He says "There are not many words or books that can teach music. Having students play side-by-side with great musicians, is the best way to open up the world of music to a student and all of the ways it impacts our daily lives.” An active, local freelance musician, Garrett is also instrumental music director at Stamford's King Low-Heywood Thomas school. He was co-founder, artistic director, and trombonist for The Archipelago Project, dedicated to advocating musical arts through performance, residency, and consultation, which has performed through out the US, South America and Europe, reaching over 20,000 students and audiences through innovative workshops, residencies, and concerts. 
SPREADMUSICNOW is joining with a parallel organization - the Music Empowers Foundation (MEF). With a similar mission, MEF was founded in 2010 by Andy Davis, who has decided to close MEF, merging its operations with SpreadMusicNow, which funds high-quality individualized music instruction through school systems, higher education & cultural institutions, local & national nonprofits and professional musicians. SpreadMusicNow will now be able to fund and grow more programs nationwide, building public awareness and partnerships with more organizations across the country.
OTHER NEWS                             
HUGE STEAM WIN!

Nina Ozlu Tunceli, head of Americans for the Arts' Arts Action Fund reports a great win for STEAM advocates. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR; pictured above) successfully added an amendment Thursday to the rewrite of the nation’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation that will integrate the arts into STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math). As Ms. Tunceli reports, this is of particular significance because the amendment was unanimously adopted by voice vote by the joint House-Senate Conference Committee during the mark-up of the final ESEA bill. The bill next goes to the House and Senate for final passage in early December before landing on the President’s desk. After many years of anticipation, this bipartisan legislation will set new K-12 education policies impacting the nation’s 100,000 schools across the country.
Rep. Bonamici is the Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus, and a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee.
CT BUDGET PROPOSALS PROLIFERATE: RED INK EVERYWHERE

Last week the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) released their joint Consensus Revenue Estimates Report indicating rising deficits from $254 million this year to $1.8 billion by FY19. In response, Malloy's revised budget proposal includes eliminating all line item funding for arts and culture. The House Democrats proposal is similar; the Republicans propose mostly 20% line item cuts. Thursday, the Senate Democrats released their own proposal (see CT Mirror report). A new development is an interest in zero-based budgeting: in starting from scratch and evaluating the worthiness of programs in their own right, eliminating legacy programs whose existence is sometimes never questioned. Negotiations are proceeding fast and furious; stay tuned. 
SAVE THE DATE
CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY 
MARCH 2

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with the Connecticut Arts Alliance and the state's nine regional service organizations, are planning to bring back CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY at the Capitol on March 2nd, 2016. The last time this event took place was in 2002! Anyone interested in the arts and culture sector is encouraged to attend Arts Day to celebrate and underscore the importance of investing in Connecticut’s Arts and Cultural landscape to our legislators. Please assist the Office of the Arts to plan: ANSWER THIS QUICK SURVEY NOW! See you at the 2016 Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol!



Also, registration is now open for the annual National Arts Action Summit, consisting of Arts Advocacy Day and the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy March 7–8, in Washington, DC. Advocacy Day brings some of the nation's leading cultural and civic organizations together with more than 500 grassroots advocates to show our representatives in Congress why the arts are essential to the fabric of our nation. On top of the chance to influence policy on Capitol Hill, Arts Advocacy Day is an invaluable opportunity to network with your fellow arts advocates, learn the latest research to make your case for the arts, and enhance your advocacy skills to use in Washington and at home.
NYC ARTS EDUCATION EFFORTS ARE PAYING OFF

A report in New York's Daily News  shows the city's efforts to boost art instruction in the public schools are paying off. "The study, completed earlier this month by the office of New York State Controller Thomas P. DiNapoli (pictured above), examined city Education Department data and showed 95% of surveyed 2014 city high school grads completed mandatory arts lessons, up from roughly half of students who completed the lessons in a similar 2011 audit. The report found the city is doing a better job keeping track of whether kids meet the state's rules for arts education, which include minimum instructions levels and requirements for certified arts teachers. City Education officials said the huge increase in kids who met state art standards was partially due to better tracking. But an extra $23 million for arts instruction in the education department's 2015 budget has paid for new art teachers, programs and facilities in the public schools this year. A new training program for teachers, called Arts Mondays, provides monthly sessions in dance, music, theater and visual arts. "The new Arts Mondays program is a critical piece of our work to give support to teachers in providing all students with rich and rigorous arts learning," said Paul King, executive director of the Education Department's Office of Arts and Special Projects. "Arts education took a pretty big hit over the last 10 to 15 years," said Doug Israel, director of research and policy at the nonprofit Center for Arts Education. "There's no longer a dedicated funding line and the increased focus on testing and test prep made it really hard for principals to invest in arts education in city schools." He said the city's recent investment in arts education is a "game changer" for students. "All the data shows students are more engaged when they have arts as part of the school day curriculum," Israel said. See complete story
FUNDING                            
NEFA
NEW ENGLAND STATES TOURING (NEST) 
DECEMBER 1

New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit presenters for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. The goals of the program include: affording New England communities direct access to the artistic excellence and diversity available in the region; providing New England artists with the opportunity to build audiences through touring to a variety of communities; encouraging thorough planning of projects that provide meaningful interaction between New England artists and communities; and extending the arts to populations whose opportunities for arts experiences are limited by geography, economics, or disability. NEST artists are qualifying performing artists from New England working in music, dance, theater, opera, musical theater, poetry, storytelling, interdisciplinary work, and folk art. They can all be found through the CreativeGround directory. NEST grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. Grants are available in amounts of up to 50% of the artists' fees, and typically range from $400 to $4,000. Artists’ fees may include costs for creation of new work, travel, and per diem. Grant amounts are based on: the artist’s fee, and how well the project meets the funding criteria (applicants who receive the highest scores receive the maximum amount, which is 50% of the artist’s fee). Applications are accepted quarterly and must be submitted at least three months in advance of the proposed project. Deadline December 1, for projects beginning on or after March 1, 2016. Apply here.  More...
DEVOS INSTITUTE
ARTS MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FELLOWSHIP
DECEMBER 15

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001, the institute transferred to the University of Maryland in 2014, where it continues to offer support to individuals, organizations, and communities of organizations around the world. To help advance this mission, the institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides mid-career arts managers with four weeks of intensive training, over three consecutive summers, in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, and finance. Fellows will benefit from ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies. Fellows receive transportation between Washington, D.C., and their residence, lodging during the fellowship, a per diem for living expenses, and all program materials. Applicants must have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization; currently serve as an executive or department head with decision-making authority; and have an excellent command of business English, orally and written. In addition, applicants must be able to commit to the full term of the fellowship (June 27-July 22, 2016; June 26-July 21, 2017; and June 25-July 20, 2018). For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the DeVos Institute website. Deadline: December 15. Apply here.

RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
MYTHS & REALITIES OF NONPROFIT COLLABORATIONS

Culled by Thomas Cott in his You've Cott Mail blog is a piece in the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal on the result of a partnership between the Lodestar Foundation (funding collaborations since 1999) and SeaChange Capital Partners to increase the scope of nonprofit collaborative activity. Evaluating some 400 transactions, these partners learned much to dispel many of the myths about collaboration. Here are some excerpts; read the full article here.
Myth #1: For-profit mergers are driven by cost savings and  there is little role for these types of transactions in the nonprofit sector.
...numerous opportunities exist to explore collaboration as a strategy to improve efficiency, effectiveness and stability. Nonprofits don't see cost savings as an end in itself; they see it as a means to grow or sustain programming.
Myth #3: Nonprofits need help identifying potential partners.
Collaborations usually involve organizations that already know each other well through some combination of staff connections (60%), joint programming (70%), common funders (50%) and overlapping board members (10-20%). Nonprofits don't need help identifying potential partners, but they do need help approaching them to identify the best fit.
Myth #4: Once partners have found one another, exploring collaboration is easy.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Exploring a potential collaboration requires clear, mission-focused thinking by executive directors and boards and a deliberate process to explore issues related to mission alignment, programmatic fit, leadership, staffing, economics, branding and the like. This takes time. Read the whole article: Myths and Realities of Nonprofit Collaboration: Observations from Six Years in the Trenches.
REMAPPING PERFORMANCE

"Completing a trilogy of works by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Remapping Performance focuses on the work of artists and experts who collaborate across fields to address social issues. The book explores work of a range of artists who employ artistic training, methodologies and mind-sets in their work with experts from other sectors such as medicine and healthcare and from other disciplines, to draw an expanded map of performance platforms including university/ community partnerships, neighbourhood-bases, and cultural diplomacy. Case studies include ArtSpot Productions/Mondo Bizarro's Cry You One about climate change in southern Louisiana, incorporating theatrics and organizing; Michael Rohd/Sojourn Theatre's social and civic practices; Anne Basting's University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-based integration of performance and creative aging; and the collaborative cultural diplomacy experiment, smARTpower. Short companion pieces add expertise from Helen Nicholson, Todd London, Julie Thompson Klein, Nancy Cantor, Maria Rosario Jackson, and Penny Von Eschen. Jan Cohen-Cruz ends with suggestions for fully integrating performance in cross-sector initiatives. This latest book by a leading figure in engaged/applied theatre and performance builds on its predecessors by offering a future-oriented perspective, a vision of art and performance interacting with a range of social sectors and with an emphasis on HE in such partnerships, and will be a 'must-read' for all students and scholars working in this field."
PROBONO PARTNERSHIP
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

The Leadership Development Roundtable is entering its eighth year, having supported more than 140 rising leaders to grow their leadership skills and networks. The Leadership Development Roundtable is a comprehensive and intensive program designed to build your capacity as a nonprofit emerging leader to effect social change. Join learning cohorts of peer leaders (based in Fairfield, Hartford, and Waterbury) who will meet together and participate in leadership coaching sessions to implement individual professional development plans. Exercises include envisioning, planning and executing a project to address a business challenge facing your nonprofit organization, and enjoy the added bonus of expanding your professional network. Applications for Fairfield-area cohorts are due by December 11. Apply here.
YEAR-END APPEAL? THERE'S STILL TIME


From the NonProfit Hub Blog, Tom Cott found these three lessons in Fear Not: There’s Still Time to Put Together a Year-End Ask.
1. Stop Waiting. Set a Goal. Never pass on the end-of-year ask. According to Blackbaud’s 2014 Charitable Giving Report, 17% of all donations come in during December (June was the next highest at 9%). Set a goal for your nonprofit and get in there.
2. Go Back to What Works. Don’t worry about donor fatigue - it’s not real. Tie your year-end ask into previous asks. Have a cohesive year-round approach to fundraising. Remind donors of the reasons you are asking them for a donation. Use Giving Tuesday as a focus. Ask someone to go over your donor list and segment it. Show your donors what good you’ve done since your last ask. 
3. Don’t Make This a One-Time Affair. When asking for a donation, give donors an opportunity to give again - with a landing page or a pledge card, give your donors the option to make their gift monthly or annually. 
JOBS                             
CARRIAGE BARN ARTS CENTER
GALLERY COORDINATOR

The New Canaan Society for the Arts seeks a part-time (20 hours a week) Gallery Coordinator for its Carriage Barn Arts Center. Must be flexible and able to work evenings, depending on events schedule. General Office Duties: Phones, printing, emails, communication with outside companies such as cleaners, photographers, print companies, town officials and departments, other arts organizations, members and prospective donors, interns, volunteers, and the general public. Bank deposits, post office trips, ordering and keeping track of office supplies. Strong knowledge and record of experience using Photoshop: Ability to design and edit templates for posters, postcards, and printed materials; strong understanding of working with image files, basic photography abilities and image editing skills. Social Media and Website: Wordpress, forms, tables, plugins and submissions with PayPal account management; Constant Contact email newsletter design, Facebook, listings, postcard mailings. MS Office: Editing & proofreading gallery documents and correspondence, ability to edit and design brochures, signage, etc. Strong Excel skills for tracking member information, submission data, sales, rental information, and information needed for grant reporting. Database: Ability to use Donorsnap software to manage and track memberships. Organize digital archives on computers; scanning and basic file organization. Events: Public speaking, engagement with community, ability to welcome diverse audiences. Curatorial attention to space and gallery facilities, installation and proper handling of works, and lighting. To apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to vgarlick@carriagebarn.org.
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
FUNDRAISING MANAGER

The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that celebrates the visual arts in Greenwich with an annual film festival in June 
and supporting events throughout the year. The Festival seeks an experienced Fundraising Manager who will be responsible for conducting fundraising efforts and securing sponsorships that will help to achieve or exceed the festival’s 2016 budget. The Fundraising Manager will report to the COO, Chairman of the Board, and Board of directors and develop and execute a plan that attracts top sponsors, donors, foundations and corporations. Primary responsibilities include: Develop and make recommendations for fundraising efforts; use existing contacts and develop new contacts for sponsorships, grants, and significant donations; develop new and innovative approaches for maintaining and expanding funding sources; aggressively seek new funding sources and cultivate relationships with new donors; build and grow the donor and sponsor contact database. Skills and experience required include: successful fundraising track record for non-profit organizations; B.A. or advanced degree; excellent project and time management and organizational skills; proven record of excellence and achievement in film exhibitions and/or film festivals; excellent written and oral communication skills; Mac proficient. Full details available here. Please send a resume to Ginger Stickel, Chief Operating Officer, Greenwich International Film Festival at ginger@greenwichfilm.org.
CONNECTICUT BALLET
MARKETING MANAGER

Connecticut Ballet seeks a Marketing Manager in Hartford to implement communications and earned revenue initiatives for one of Connecticut's premier nonprofit arts organizations. This position collaborates as a member of the senior management team to develop short and long range plans to promote awareness and create demand for all Connecticut Ballet programs, ensure audience growth in revenue and number of patrons, and foster patron development. Job requirements: Exceptional written and verbal communications skills and a thorough knowledge of performing arts industry marketing and communications best practices. Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite. Successful candidates will possess strong organizational and leadership skills combined with a track record that demonstrates success with increasing visibility in both direct mail, print and online campaigns. Position requires weekly travel to Hartford office. Option to work remotely for portion of 30 hours/week. Competitive salary. Connecticut Ballet does not discriminate against individuals or those seeking employment on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical disability or sexual orientation. To apply, please send resume and cover letter in MS Word or PDF format to: ctballet@ix.netcom.com, Attn: Brett Raphael, CEO.
BRUCE MUSEUM 
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT + CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ASSISTANT 

The Bruce Museum seeks 1. a FT staff member to support the administrative functions of the Development Department, reporting to the Director of Development (Development Assistant) and 2. a PT staff member to support the administrative functions of the Capital Campaign, reporting to the Capital Campaign Manager (Capital Campaign Assistant). 1. Development Assistant Responsibilities: Enter donations into database & acknowledge in a timely manner; prepare letters; maintain filing system; organize mailings; produce weekly reports; assist all department staff; work events; staff Museum admissions desk as needed; assist with Annual Report; record meeting minutes. Work weekends and evenings as needed. Requirements: high level of computer skills for data entry, mail merge, list management and invitation design. Software: Raiser's Edge, Windows, Excel, Social Tables. Excellent attention to detail; organized, with ability to prioritize many tasks. Written and verbal skills. BA required. Send resume+cover letter to: development@brucemuseum.org2. Capital Campaign Assistant Responsibilities: Enter all donations into database & acknowledge in a timely manner; prepare solicitation materials; maintain filing system; organize mailings; produce monthly reports; assist with appointment scheduling; prepare for and work cultivation events; conduct research; prepare for and record meeting minutes of campaign committee; other tasks, as needed.Requirements: high level of computer skills for data entry, mail merge and list management. Software: Raiser's Edge, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Excellent attention to detail; organized, with ability to prioritize many tasks. Written and verbal skills. BA required with minimum of 2 years' administrative experience. Send resume+cover letter to: ccadmin@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls, please.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Manager of Academic Programs
Artspace (New Haven): Research Manager/Archivist
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time); Marketing Intern
Greenwich International Film Festival; Executive Director 
Long Wharf Theatre: Literary Manager/Dramaturg
New Haven Symphony: Box Office Manager
Norwalk Youth Symphony: Arts Administration intern
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Stamford's Palace Theatre: Guest Experience Manager
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
Wilton Historical Society: Museum Educator
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CALENDAR                             
NOVEMBER
Nov. 20: CLHO: All-Volunteers Colleague Circle, Stump the Experts, Cheshire Historical 

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Giving Tuesday (please remember the Cultural Alliance and our matching offer)
Dec.
c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Dec. c1: NEH: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections: Application Deadline
Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Grant Deadline for Theatre Operating Support
Dec. c1: Impact Fairfield County: Letter of Inquiry Submission Closes
Dec. c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Application Deadline
Dec. c3: Nonprofit Legislative Forum: Greater Norwalk
Dec. c9: Progressive Gallery Tour: Fourth Stop: Leclerc Contemporary Gallery, Norwalk
Dec. 11: Leadership Development Roundtable Application Deadline
Dec. 14: CT League of History Organizations: Call for Conference Papers Deadline
Dec. 15: CT Office of Arts: Arts Endowment Fund Application Deadline
Dec. 15: DeVos Institute of Arts Management: Strategy Fellowship Application Deadline

2016
JANUARY
Jan. c4: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999-new higher maximum)
Jan. 17: NEA: The Big Read, Application Deadline

FEBRUARY
Feb. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
Feb. c1: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines

MARCH
March c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
March c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Application Deadline
March c2: Connecticut Arts Day (answer survey here)
March 7-8: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC - Sign Up Now.

MAY
May c2: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
May c2: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines

JUNE
June c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
June 15: NEH: Chronicling America Contest Deadline

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