Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - September 23, 2016

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ORGANIZATIONS' NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
September 23, 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 475 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
OUR NEWS
❖ Congratulations to our REGI Grant Winners
❖ Progressive Gallery Tour Launched in Greenwich
❖ Please Welcome Cheryl Williams, a New CAFC Board Member
❖ Please "Like" our Facebook Page: 2200 by Sept 30
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: City of Stamford, Curation, Sellars Lathrop Architects

YOUR NEWS
 News from Comradity, Easton Public Library, Fairfield Museum, Ferguson Library, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Greenwich Arts Council and browngrotta arts, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion MuseumRidgefield Independent Film Festival, Silvermine Arts Center and Suzuki Music School of Westport.

OTHER NEWS
❖ Join the CREATE Act Coalition
❖ Encouraging Schools to Use Title I Funding for Arts Education

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ New England Foundation for the Arts: Creatives Count, Creative Worker Survey
❖ DataArts and Data Digest

FUNDING
❖ Westport Woman's Club: Community Services Grant - October 31
❖ New England States Touring (NEST) Grants - December 1


JOBS
❖ Mattatuck Museum: Director of Education
❖ The Marks Project: Grant Writer
❖ Silvermine Arts Center: Facilities/Maintenance Manager
❖ Westport Historical Society: Tour Guides (October)


CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO REGI GRANT WINNERS
This week we announced the winners of the Regional Initiative Grants (REGI), funded by the CT Office of the Arts and organized, in our region, by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Eight grants ($3,500-$4,000 for collaborative, innovative projects bringing greater access to the arts in our communities) were awarded to: Ferguson Library, Stamford, What Every American Should Know: A Community Art ProjectRuben Marroquin/ Burroughs Community Center, Interwoven, a community weaving workshopThe Greater Bridgeport Latino Network/Rick ReyesThe Puerto Rican SongbookMargaret Bodell/Restore Stratford, Save the Singers, a Community Mending; Judy Gross, The Curiale School, Bridgeport/New England Ballet: Encore, A Ballet Enrichment Cluster; Westhill High School, Stamford/ Creative Connections: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) International Art ExchangeLiz Squillace/Bridgeport Generation Now! Painted Stairway. The 21 applications were carefully reviewed and scored by a panel representing the geography and cultural activity in the region: Jane Davila, Artist/Nest Arts Factory, Bridgeport; Pamela Kuhn, Singer/Master Singers Chorus, Greenwich: Jeff Mueller, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan; Lou Ursone, Curtain Call Theatre, Stamford; and Susan Wallerstein, Educator/Norwalk Arts Commission, Norwalk. Read the press release here.
CHERYL WILLIAMS NEW BOARD MEMBER
Please welcome Cheryl Williams, Associate Director, CBS News Operations, as our newest board member. A respected and effective leader in the TV and Broadcasting industry, Cheryl also actively supports local area youth through mentoring, scholarship programs, social activities, serving at soup kitchens and organizing food drives. In 2003 she keynoted the 9th Annual Career Exploration Night for Girls at The Maritime Aquarium. Graduating from Norwalk High School, Cheryl earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Spelman College and, simultaneously, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also holds an MBA in Finance from New York University. Cheryl recently started an event planning business, Cherwill Designs & Events, LLC. She is a member of the First Congregational Church of Norwalk and resides in Stamford. Welcome, Cheryl!
PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR LAUNCHED IN GREENWICH
Our Progressive Gallery Tour 2  launched in Greenwich this week with 16 members and staff visiting the C. Parker Gallery, where owner Tiffany Benincasa regaled her guests with stories of how she created her gallery and of the life and work of movie-poster designer Bill Gold that she was showing, and then to the party hosted by Isabella Garrucho (at right) in her brand new space at 40 West Putnam Ave, just down the road. Stay tuned for the next Tour stop in October.
Photo by Barbara Loss
LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: 2200 IN SIGHT
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
CITY OF STAMFORD

Mayor: David Martin

With a 2014 population of 128,278, Stamford is the third largest Connecticut city. Home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and 13 Courant 100 Companies, as well as to numerous divisions of large corporations, Stamford has the largest financial district in the New York Metropolitan Area, outside New York City itself, and one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation. The City is named after Stamford in Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on July 1, 1640, between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. The City was incorporated in 1893. In the 1960s and 1970s, Stamford's commercial real estate boomed as corporations relocated from New York City and the F.D. Rich Co. drove a contentious redevelopment project that brought ever-taller structures to downtown. Since 2008, an 80-acre mixed-use redevelopment project for Stamford's Harbor Point neighborhood has added additional growth to the City’s South End that is planned to include 6 million square feet of new residential, retail, office and hotel space, and a marina. Stamford has one of the highest educated populations in the US: 90% are high school graduates; 44% have a bachelor’s degree. More than one out of three residents are foreign born and a language other than English is spoken at home by 45% of the population. In 2010, the top five countries of origin were: Guatemala, India, Haiti, Jamaica, and Colombia. Some 30 Cultural Alliance organizational members are Stamford based (see list of members). See City of Stamford websiteFacebook page, and Twitter feed.
CURATION

A Creative Business Member
Owner:  Hayley Skurowski

CURATION is a new gallery offering art and modern furniture for sale, together with interior architecture services. It has an active online space, and a physical space, that just opened at 19 West Elm in Greenwich. The space acts as an interior design studio and manifests itself as a recurring pop-up space to exhibit one show a year, for a period of 6-8 weeks. Artists are selected and asked to work together on a collaborative show that is exhibited both online and in the pop-up space, which is designed to mimic residential space, "crossing fine art with design as we do in our homes." The furniture at CURATION is for use and for sale. Visitors are invited to sit, and view, and discuss. The hope of its founder,  is that Curation will develop a community within an accessible and relaxed atmosphere. The opening show is A Space Between the Breaths, a collaboration of six Australian artworks, curated by, and including owner Hayley Skurowski. Artists were given 40 photos of street art taken in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2009 and asked to breathe new life into them, making new works. See Curation's website and Instagram site.
SELLARS LATHROP ARCHITECTS

A Creative Business Member
Managing Principals: Ann Sellars Lathrop and Howard Lathrop

SellarsLathrop Architects LLC is an award-winning, full-service architecture firm, based in Westport. Specializing in new construction, renovations, and additions, the goal of these experienced architects is both to provide unique value and problem solving for their clients, and to enrich lives and enhance the environment in stylish, classic and energy-smart designs. Founded by Ann Sellars Lathrop, AIA, NCARB, in 1999, both Ann and Howard Lathrop, AIA, NCARB, are managing principals. Ann received her BA in Political Economy of Industrial  Societies, from UC, Berkeley. After three years working in Los Angeles, she returned to school and received a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has included corporate interiors with Gensler and Associates in LA, commercial and institutional buildings with Philip Johnson and Moshe Safdie in New York, adaptive re-use projects with Svigals Associates in New Haven, commercial development projects with Cesar Pelli Associates in New Haven and commercial tenant fit-ups with Torchia Associates in Chicago. Ann was also a founding member of the Alliance For Architecture, a program of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Howard received a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas A&M University and was the Senior Design Associate at Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. While teaching at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, he also worked with the office of Charles and Ray Eames. As Senior Designer and Project Architect, Howard has worked with major metropolitan museums, on Fortune 500 and institutional headquarters, schools, non-profits, and single family homes. Locally, he has been Chair of the Westport School Building Committee and has sat on the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission, twice. Together, SellarsLathrop have won many awards and have been featured in many publications. So far this year, they have received the Innovation in Design Award from Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, IDA-Architecture Category and their work has been featured in articles in New England Home, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, East Coast Home & Design and Architectural Digest. They have won a Best of Houzz Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. See their website, Facebook page, Instagram page and Houzz profile.
YOUR NEWS
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
Senator Chris Murphy hosted an entrepreneur roundtable at COMRADITY to hear about the hurdles to growth in the Connecticut economy. Over 150 attended, ranging from the 1% of venture-backed new start-ups to the less understood 99% of Innovators: corporate "intrepreneurs," boutique firms, artists, retailers, the "agile" workforce. Reflecting on the event, Katherine Kern, COMRADITY co-founder writes "Connecticut has the potential to be the place for entrepreneurs to thrive. It has corporations, entrepreneurs, universities, agencies, museums, artists, open space, local farms, venture capital funds. But ironically . . . in a state called Connecticut, all these resources are working in a vacuum." She proposes a Safe Haven “where corporations and entrepreneurs may innovate collaboratively.”
EASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY welcomes Lynn Zaffino as its new library director, succeeding Bernadette Baldino who is retiring after 21 years. "I’m really excited to embark on this new adventure,” Zaffino said. "I love this library. Considering the size of the town, we offer a lot of programs and a great collection, with a homey family environment. Most patrons we know by name.” Library science is a second career for Zaffino, who previously worked in retail management and banking. She and her husband, Michael, also owned a used book store. Lynn completed her master’s degree in library science at Southern Connecticut State University in 2010. Lynn: we look forward to working with you. Read more...
FAIRFIELD MUSEUM announces 3 board members. Elizabeth Fath (not in photo) has an MBA from Harvard Business School, has lived in Fairfield since 1992, and has served on the Juilliard Council (2013-15) and FCCF's Arts Program Committee (2009–12). Alan Neigher (at left in photo), an attorney with Westport's Byelas & Neigher since 1980, specializes in media, entertainment, first amendment and trade regulation law. A former Board president at Fairfield Theater Co., he serves as chairman of the Fairfield Arts Advisory Committee. Robert Smith (at right in photo) is a founding partner of SVP-CT - business professionals who cultivate effective philanthropy and help strengthen nonprofits - and is Finance Chair of the Black Rock Yacht Club. 
Why does STAMFORD ARTS & CULTURE have no coordinating center? That was the question that kept occurring at a Community Catalyst Conversation (a monthly meeting held by the FERGUSON LIBRARY with the Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT and UConn-Stamford) in July on the subject of Cultivating the Arts. Determined to remedy the communication gap, a group, led by BALLET SCHOOL OF STAMFORD ED, Marti Etter, will meet Thurs. Sept. 29, 2pm at the Ferguson Library. Interested? Call 203-358-8853, or email marti@balletschoolofstamford.org
FERNANDO LUIS ALVAREZ GALLERY is pursuing its mission "to build community from the doors out," by raising awareness and financial support for the documentary A New Resistance  on the proliferation of the dangerous chemical glyphosate and how it has it been insinuated into our food supply. "This is a brilliant project that will contribute to the eradication of carcinogens from our food system," says Alvarez. "What could be more important than the health and well-being of every American, especially our children?" Read more.
GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL’s Bendheim Gallery and browngrotta arts have a new ongoing creative partnership. In 2015, Bendheim curator Tatiana Mori discovered artists included in her GROUND UP: Art Inspired by Nature were represented by browngrotta arts. Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta liked the gallery space and discussed working together on a new show. The result, Contemporary Art Influenced by Japan and Korea: An Unexpected Approach, is a major international exhibit of works by 23 Asian artists and Americans influenced by their art. Rhonda and Tom were most excited to be able to include Mariyo Yagi's A cycle - Infinity, part of her Nawa series (nada means rope -  twisted cords representing the link between earth, heaven and all living things – a spiritual trip from DNA to the maternal cosmos.
LOCKWOOD-MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM (LMMM), for its 50th Anniversary Gala (Oct. 15) will spotlight the Historic Preservation movement in the U.S. (stimulated by the destruction of Penn Station and marked by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the year the Mansion was saved from destruction). Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is currently on view. On Oct. 12, Wes Haynes speaks on Historic Preservation as Federal Policy: The First 50 Years, and keynoting the Gala will be Ruth S. Taylor of the Newport Historical Society.
The RIDGEFIELD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (RIFF) has announced plans for its second annual event to take place May 19-21, 2017, at various venues in Ridgefield, and is now accepting full-length and short narrative features, documentaries, animated films and student films. RIFF 2016 had great success with a broad range of programming, including a dedicated horror night and its RIFFKids children's selections. RIFF is on the lookout for a similar mix of films to replicate that success this year. Created and directed by local playwright and theatre director, Joanne Hudson, RIFF will now be co-directed by Sean M. Murphy and Jill Mango, while Joanne will serve as an advisor and consultant to RIFF moving forward.
SILVERMINE ARTS CENTER is excited about The Tide is High a collaborative exhibition, at Governors Island, NY, curated by Michael Levinson (of Historic Empire Arts), Chris Joy and Silvermine's Jeffrey Mueller, featuring a cross-pollination of artists from Silvermine, from New York and across New England. A panel from vintage George Washington wallpaper is part of the collaboration. The show is on Colonels Row and closes this Sunday (11am-6pm). Click image for poster showing artists names.
SILVERMINE ARTS CENTER also announced the appointment of a new Gallery Manager, Jennifer Burbank. Jennifer is a working artist and independent curator living in Fairfield. From 2005 to 2013, she was Head Registrar at Sperone Westwater Gallery in New York. Prior to this, she worked in various positions for Sotheby’s and Hammer Galleries in midtown Manhattan. Jennifer has a B.F.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2000. She currently sits on the board of directors at Artspace, New Haven.
SUZUKI MUSIC SCHOOL OF WESTPORT opens its new home in the center of Westport (246 Post Rd East) this Sat. Sept. 24, at 10am (open house to observe classes) and at 11am, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by First Selectman, Jim Marpe, followed by music and refreshments. Designed by our new member, Westport's SellarsLathrop Architects, and located directly in the downtown business district, the building will provide a large performance space, rehearsal space, and teaching studios. Executive Director Andrew Smith hopes the venue will become a destination for arts and classical music for the area, and invites partnerships with local arts organizations and pre-schools. Read more here.
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OTHER NEWS                  
THE CREATE ACT  COALITION

At Arts Advocacy Day this past March, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) announced new legislation to promote the arts and cultural industries and strengthen the creative economy. The first bill of its kind, the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act, is unparalleled in its commitment to supporting artists and the nation’s creative entrepreneurs. Through minor adjustments to existing federal programs, the legislation takes steps to better invest in our country’s workforce and creative economy, while recognizing artists as contributors to the small business community. It does this through three titles: 1) Support for artists and entrepreneurs; 2) Support for the creative economy, and 3) Creative community development. Americans for the Arts has now launched a coalition in support of the CREATE Act. You can take part in AftA's efforts by: 
Joining the CREATE Act coalition Google Group to track developments; 
Saving the date for a webinar on November 2, to learn more about the bill; 
ENCOURAGING SCHOOLS TO USE TITLE I FUNDS FOR THE ARTS

A recent article in Education Week highlights efforts to encourage schools ito use Title I funds for arts education programs. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds to schools serving economically disadvantaged students, has the four goals of improving student achievement, increasing student engagement, increasing parent engagement, and improving school climate and culture. We know that arts in schools can help with any and all of those goals. As far back as 2004, Education Secretary Rod Paige issued a letter clarifying that Title I money could be used to support arts education programs. However, many schools and states have been reluctant or unsure about doing so. Accountability for reading and math scores under the No Child Left Behind Act left many schools wary of focusing Title I funds on arts. The new federal Every Student Succeeds Act, cites the arts as part of a "well-rounded education," and makes clear that Title I funds can be used for arts education. Some states are being pro-active: New Jersey's $1 million Title I Arts Integration Pilot Program, offers grants to schools to create programs that will serve as models for how to use arts to improve schools. "Art programs are the very activities that help keep students in school and bring the community into the school," said Bob Morrison, the director of the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership. California and Arizona have similar pro-active programs. Read More...
RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
CREATIVES COUNT
SURVEY

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has launched Creatives Count, a survey to better understand the employment and professional needs of New England’s creative workers, especially artists. This survey, open through November 18, will contribute to a comprehensive creative economy employment study to be published on NEFA’s website in spring 2017. NEFA seeks input from creative workers (including visual artists, dancers, musicians, designers, craftspeople, architects, digital media creators, culture bearers, makers, and more), working full time or not, on various aspects of their work life, including the type of work, how much time is spent on those activities, and how much of this work makes up their income. The survey includes questions on demographics, education, training, and income, employment status and sector, specifics on creative pursuits, as well as opportunity to cite top resources and needs for advancing a creative career. The survey is also available in Chinese and Spanish. Creative workers who complete the survey will have the option to have a profile created and populated with relevant detail on NEFA’s regional creative economy directory, CreativeGround.org. Additionally, everyone who completes a survey will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of 12 $25 gift cards. You can find the survey here.
DATA DIGEST

DataArts began in Pennsylvania as the Cultural Data Project in 2004. It was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture and was a collaborative venture of funders and arts advocates, with the goal of addressing the longstanding need for detailed, reliable information on nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, and by doing so, strengthen management, philanthropy, research, and public policy. By 2013, the data collection and reporting effort, lodged at The Pew Charitable Trusts, and replicated in 13 states became an independent entity. Then this year, guided by a refined mission and a new strategy, the Cultural Data Project became DataArts. The new name reflects its evolution beyond data collection and reporting to something bigger: advancing a new field of practice and sharing resources for data-savvy cultural leadership in the twenty-first century. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making. Its mission is provide our sector with high-quality data and the resources to be able to use that data in order to strengthen our performance. As part of its plan to work closely with nonprofits it has released the first issue of Data Digest with news about itself, field research, national trends, and local success stories in the field of "data-driven management" in the cultural sector. Subscribe here (go to bottom of page).
FUNDING                             
WESTPORT WOMAN'S CLUB
COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANTS
OCTOBER 31

The Westport Woman's Club (WWC) announces the deadline for receiving its Community Service Grants is October 31. Grant Applications for local non-profit organizations are solicited in the early fall; the Community Services Committee reviews all applications and awards the grants in the spring. SERVICE has been the hallmark of the WWC from the very beginning in 1907 and still is today. Over the years an amazing and impressive number of hours and dollars have been generously given by countless WWC members to improve the lives of their neighbors, both in Westport and greater Fairfield County. The Community Services Committee exemplifies the core mission of the WWC and all members are automatically members. It is also the vehicle through which WWC grants to area non-profit organizations are vetted and approved each year. In addition, the many service projects that the WWC members currently participate in are all under the auspices of this key committee. Click here for the application form.
NEW ENGLAND STATES TOURING GRANT
DECEMBER 1

The New England Foundation For the Arts (NEGA) offers New England States Touring (NEST) funds for presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside a presenter’s state. 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; how well the project meets the funding criteria below (applicants who receive the highest scores receive the maximum amount, which is 50% of the artist’s fee). Funding Criteria: contextual, educational, and adjunct activities featuring the artist(s) in the project (e.g., workshops, lecture-demonstrations) which meaningfully engage various sectors of the community; cross-sector exchanges (connecting arts and non-arts organizations) and collaboration are strongly encouraged; collaborative planning to extend the arts to populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, economics, or disability; well-planned promotion and marketing; a budget that reflects revenue from a variety of sources including admissions, sponsorships, private foundations, individuals, and/or government agencies. Details and application here.
JOBS                             
MATTATUCK MUSEUM
 DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION


The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, 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. Complete job description here.
THE MARKS PROJECT
GRANT WRITER


The Marks Project, a not-for-profit online research hub and dictionary of American studio ceramics (1946 - Present), seeks a Grant Writer, reporting to the Executive Director, to identify and write grant proposals for a young non-profit to support continued research and documentation of American studio ceramic artists and potters on an established website. Knowledge of art funding organizations and family foundations supporting the arts a plus. This position can be done remotely and does not require travel. Ideal entr- level position for motivated candidate on development track. The candidate is ideally a college graduate in art history or business with proven grant identification experience, writing skills, and strong references. They should have a clear, comfortable, but professional writing style and an interest in the decorative arts and/or contemporary ceramics. Proficiency in MS Office is a must. This position is on a freelance basis. Please send cover letter, writing sample and CV to The Marks Project with the subject line “Grant Writer” to info@themarksproject.org.
SILVERMINE ARTS CENTER
FACILITIES/MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Silvermine Arts Center seeks a part-time Facilities/Maintenance Manager, Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 1pm and must be available to work some weekends. The Silvermine Arts Center is comprised of a Guild of over 300 professional artists, five galleries presenting new exhibitions every six weeks; a School of Art providing a wide range of classes for all levels of experience from ages 2 to 102; public programs; and outreach programs in the Norwalk and Stamford schools. The Facility Maintenance Manager is responsible for overseeing, maintaining and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Silvermine Arts Center including custodial, grounds, safety and facility operations. Duties include: Set-up of studios each day; clean, oversee and manage facilities buildings and grounds; periodic review and report on building condition; manage short lead time projects: budget and execute; perform and purchase emergency items to facilitate repairs; and more. Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent plus three years of experience in custodial or janitorial service in an educational setting/environment. See complete job description here.

WESTPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
TOUR GUIDES
OCTOBER

Interested in engaging children in Westport history and life in the age of early industrialization? The Westport Historical Society is looking for 4 people who love history and can bring it alive for children. While portraying a historical figure from the 19th century, you will bring the historical facts to kids in an engaging and interactive way. Inquisitive-based learning techniques will be used to engage third grade students about local history. This tour is for all the third grade students in the Westport Schools- an estimated 500 kids. Time commitment: Three weeks of actual tour – Oct. 10th-28th - Arrive at 8:45am promptly each day, tour will run from 9am to approx. noon each day Training will be conducted during the week of Oct. 3rd. Compensation: $500 for each guide. Please contact: Susan Gold, Executive Director, sgold@westporthistory.org

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Museum: Junior Graphic Designer
Coastal Arts Guild of CT: Volunteer Marketing Coordinator
Connecticut Office of the Arts: Program Associate 1
Long Wharf Theatre: Associate Managing Director
New Britain Museum of American Art: Director of Development
Philip Johnson Glass House: Chief Curator
URU: The Right To Be Here: Communications Coordinator
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Development Director

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CALENDAR                             
SEPTEMBER
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. 6-7: ArtChangeUS ReMap: Detroit 
Oct. 12: Deadline for Idea Submission for NEFA Idea Swap 2016
Oct. 14: Creative Time 2016 Summit, Occupy the Future: Washington DC
Oct. 17: Shubert Foundation Theatre Grant Application Due
Oct. 31: Westport Woman's Club: Community Service Grants Deadline

NOVEMBER
Nov. c2: NEFA: Idea Swap 2016, Worcester.

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Dance Grant Application Due
Dec. c1: New England States Touring (NEST) Grants Application Deadline
Dec. c1: USArtists International Application Deadline (for events 3/17-3/18)
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