Subject: Special Fellowship Opportunity

Register here

National Arts Strategies is seeking applications for its 2017 Creative Community Fellowship program for innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems. Connecticut Office of the Arts will be sponsoring the participation and travel costs of two Fellows from the state of Connecticut. Guided by experts and leaders in social innovation, design thinking, and creative placemaking, fellows will gain the tools, skills, and networks they need to activate ideas that transform their communities. In 2017, twenty-five fellows with an idea for a cultural project that responds to a problem they want to solve in their communities will be invited to join the program. The program brings cultural entrepreneurs together for a week of learning and fostering connections. Register for an online information session tomorrow Weds. April 12, 11am  with Program & Engagement Manager, Taylor Craig. This webinar is about one hour in length. All applications must be received no later than April 23, 2017. Information here
I hope you all saw this notice in the last Artists Newsletter about these "Creative Community Fellowships" for artists, entrepreneurs and others interested in using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems.  

The CT Office of the Arts is sponsoring two fellowships for artists, activists, entrepreneurs interested in undertaking this program. 

Selected fellows participate in a one-week course in Vermont, August 6-14, 2017and then participate in online learning with the other fellows Summer 2017–Winter 2018. There is then a "Creative Community Launchpad" event  February 7-11, 2018 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. All tuition, including the cost of lodging, food, local transportation and program fees ($8,000) is completely underwritten. The CT candidates also have their travel paid for.

The CT fellows need to be directly aligned to COA's READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity and Inclusion) criteria. "Candidates are best identified as those from historically underrepresented communities (i.e. persons of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, disabled, those from inner cities or rural areas, artists under 40, etc.) We are looking for READI artists and arts administrators that are doing work that impact and transform their communities. NAS will be using COA's READI framework in their review process of CT candidates. Connecticut artists are encouraged to apply for this fellowship opportunity. Please note that interested applicants will apply directly through NAS and direct all questions to them. COA is serving as the funding source for the two READI CT fellow spots. NAS will be hosting a webinar specifically for Connecticut applicants on April 12, at 11am. Register here if you are interested in this opportunity. 
Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.