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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
January 8, 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 350 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Please Answer our 6-Question Survey to Improve Our Newsletter!
❖ Welcome to our new Development Director, Mary-Margaret Walsh
❖ Nominate a Star for our Arts & Cultural Empowerment Awards (ACE)
❖ Tune in to Cindy Armijo and Heather-Marie Montilla on Jan. 11 Radio Show
❖ NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Workshop at Silvermine Arts Center - Jan. 12
❖ Sign-up for Next Stop on our Gallery Tour: Southport Galleries - Jan. 20
Save the Date: Next Common Ground Meeting: New Canaan Library - Jan 27
❖ Welcome New Members: Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and Norwalk International Cultural Exchange

YOUR NEWS
❖ News from Arts for Learning Connecticut and COMRADITY, Bellarmine Museum of Art, Coastal Arts Guild of CT, Fairfield Museum & History Center, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Marcia Brooks/Various Works, Norwalk Youth Symphony, Pequot Library, Project Music and Westport Country Playhouse

OTHER NEWS
❖ 4th Congressional District Shows 4th Largest Income Gap in U.S.
❖ Help Improve Fairfield Green by Taking Simple 
Survey

FUNDING
❖ ArtPlace America: National Creative Placemaking Fund - March 2
❖ NEA Art Works: Creativity Connects Grants - March 3

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ ProBono Partnership Webinar: The Entrepreneurial Nonprofit - Jan. 20
Professional Aid for Archivists Coming Soon!
❖ Book: Free and Easy Website Design for Museums and Historic Sites
❖ Book: Rights and Reproductions: Handbook for Cultural Institutions

JOBS
❖ Arts for Learning Connecticut: Business Development Associate
❖ Connecticut Historical Society: Exhibit Developer and Research Associate

❖ Shakespeare on the Sound: 2016 Apprentice Company
❖ Bruce Museum: Seaside Center Summer Naturalists

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available (scroll down)

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
PLEASE ANSWER A 6-QUESTION SURVEY
Please help us improve this Organizations' Newsletter by answering this simple 6-question survey. We very much appreciate all comments. Click here! And thank you.
OUR NEWS
OUR NEW DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Please welcome our new Director of Development, Mary-Margaret Walsh. Mary-Margaret comes to the Alliance with over twenty years experience in the corporate, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial arenas. As a former vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank, she was responsible for marketing to women and for multicultural marketing. An actress, cellist and volunteer at the Palace Danbury, Mary-Margaret grew up in an environment that fostered the arts.
NOMINATE A STAR FOR CULTURAL ALLIANCE ACE AWARDS
Nominations are open for the new Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The awards will be presented at a breakfast May 19, 2016, and will celebrate individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made significant contributions to the community through arts and culture, or who have enriched the arts and culture sector through volunteerism or patronage. You can nominate individuals for an Artist or Citizen Award, a business for the Corporate Award; an individual, nonprofit, or creative business for the Educator Award, and an arts and cultural organization or leader for the Nonprofit Award. Nominate here
RADIO SPOTLIGHT: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - WPKN, JAN. 11
Tune in to the January Spotlight on Arts & Culture radio show, this Mon. Jan. 11 at noon on WPKN, 89.5, for a conversation about engaging the community and looking toward the future. Jennifer's guests this month are two recently engaged executive directors: Cindy Armijo at the Westport Arts Center and Heather-Marie Montilla, at Pequot Library, Southport. Streaming live at www.WPKN.org
SIGN UP FOR FUNDRAISING & FISCAL SPONSORSHIP WORKSHOP - JAN. 12
You can sign up here for this special workshop, presented by Ana Fiore of the Fiscal Sponsorship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Organized by the Cultural Alliance, the workshop is hosted next Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6-8pm by Silvermine Arts Center. It will focus on NYFA’s extensive fundraising and support programs available nationwide for individual artists and emerging arts organizations. Fiscal Sponsorship is a critical way for individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding usually available only to organizations with 501c3 nonprofit status. Please RSVP here.
PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NEXT STOP SOUTHPORT GALLERIES - JAN. 20
The next stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour is on Wed. Jan 20 at the SOUTHPORT GALLERIES, celebrating its 6th Anniversary. Designed to encourage members to mix and mingle while seeing the wide range of commercial galleries that are members of the Cultural Alliance, the tour has progressed from Greenwich through Stamford, New Canaan and Norwalk, month-by-month towards Bridgeport. Enjoy the party - and bring your business card. RSVP here.
COMMON GROUND 7 - WED. JAN. 27
Our next COMMON GROUND Meet-Up-style meeting will be held Weds. Jan. 27, 6:30-8:30pm at the new NEW CANAAN PUBLIC LIBRARY. This monthly meeting for artists, creative businesses and cultural nonprofits is dedicated to collaborative ideas. Hear the latest in a collaborative artist residency project, fine-tune your collaborative project "elevator pitch," and more. Please save the date.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             
CT TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION 

A Preservation Member
Executive Director:  Daniel Mackay

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CT Trust) is a non-profit, state-wide membership organization, with a 33-member board (3 appointed by the governor). It was established by special act of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1975. The Trust's office is the Eli Whitney boardinghouse (c.1827), in Hamden, bought and restored in 1989. CT Trust's mission is to protect and nourish the vitality of significant buildings, landscapes and communities of Connecticut. Its principal programs include: Connecticut Circuit Riders, field officers trained to bring preservation resources to local groups; Grants, including: Maintenance & Repair Grants; Vibrant Communities Initiative (a community planning grant); Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grants; Making Places Grants (for strategic planning and pre-development); Revolving Loan Fund (a bridge loan for historic tax credits); The 1772 Foundation; the Revolving Fund Program (investing in historic buildings/ assets as catalysts to stimulate economic development) and partnership grants with the State Historic Preservation’s Office; and Special Projects, including: Historic Mills of ConnecticutCreative Places: Arts & Letters (survey and documentation of CT places associated with arts and literary figures; Connecticut Architecture: A History in 100 PlacesHistoric Barns of ConnecticutConnecticut Town Greens; and Connecticut Local Historic Districts: a Handbook for Connecticut Historic District and Historic Properties Commission, including a clickable map of all historic districts and properties in the state. See the CT Trust websiteFacebook page and Twitter feed. Become a CT Trust Member here.
NORWALK INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Executive Director: Janet Evelyn

The Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) is a new Norwalk organization that seeks to promote and increase awareness of the diversity of peoples from around the world through arts and culture. The 2016 NICE Series will celebrate the rich global heritage and culture so evident in the music, food, art and talent of which Norwalk is so proud. The NICE Festival Series 2016 will launch with a large multi-cultural festival July 16 at Oyster Shell Park, Norwalk, hosting dancers, musicians, vendors and local international restaurants, and will encourage the community to spend the day together. Norwalk’s Department of Recreation and Parks is leading the way as Title Sponsor of this program, and with endorsement from the Norwalk Arts Commission. NICE will celebrate the rich global heritage and culture of which we in Norwalk are so proud. Admission to the NICE Festival will be free, to attract wide participation from our Norwalk diaspora. NICE was born out of the desire to celebrate the varied cultural backgrounds of our Norwalk residents and showcase the talents and leading organizations that make up our community. NICE endeavors to support global and local charitable organizations in their fight against the problems facing the modern world, which as we know, include poverty, hunger, sparse economic/ educational opportunities, and slavery. See the NICE website, Facebook page
YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
ARTS FOR LEARNING, CONNECTICUT and COMRADITY are partnering to offer corporate teams a unique way to re-engage and re-energize their work force. Meeting at a Common Ground workshop, Arts For Learning Associate Director, Mike Kachuba, and COMRADITY founder, Katherine Kern, realized their complementarity of vision could be applied to the way corporate America works. Their joint programs enable corporate teams to experience the processes professional artists use. A recent team-building meeting with contract service providers who had never met, started with a session led by Master Teaching Artist Carol Glynn, who commented: “It’s rewarding to see the tension melt before your eyes and complete strangers connect on a human level using techniques actors have used for decades to be able to improvise together on the fly.” 
CORRECTION: News last month of BELLARMINE MUSEUM OF ART's new blog contained an incorrect link. The correct link to this new regular news outlet for the Bellarmine is http://bellarminemuseum.tumblr.com. The Bellarmine, by the way, is collaborating with The WESTPORT LIBRARY, for its upcoming show, Edward Koren: The Capricious Line, showing Very Semi-Serious (HBO, 2015), an offbeat documentary about humor, art and the genius of the New Yorker cartoon, on Wed, March 16 at 7 pm at the Library. 
The COASTAL ARTS GUILD OF CT recently welcomed Dena Lagonigro, photographer and actress, as Educational Coordinator, managing and marketing the Guild's educational programming, as well as polymer clay and mixed media artist Valerie Riveras Rhodes, as board secretary. The Guild also announced ACEO Monthly, in which each month ACEO blanks (artist trading cards) are distributed to Guild members to create original artworks to a monthly theme (this month: "an illuminated letter"). Each month, a selection of nine cards will be framed together to be sold on the Guild website.
The FAIRFIELD MUSEUM has added local resident Deb Karazin Owens to its staff as its Marketing & Communications Manager. Deb was born and raised in Westport and has lived in Fairfield since 1999. She was the founding Editor in Chief of Fairfield Magazine and previously worked for Moffly Publications. She also serves as the Editorial Manager of Creative Concepts, a social media, public relations and marketing company in Fairfield. Deb graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. Welcome!
Congratulations to the LOCKWOOD MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM for the gift of over $8,812 from Norwalk's Klaff's Home Design Center. The gift was a portion of the proceeds from the 2015 Klaff’s Jerry Levine Charity Golf Outing and was presented by Klaff’s Chairman and COO Joe Passero (at left with Patsy Brescia, far left, and Susan Gilgore). "Supporting the Mansion, a National Historic Landmark and icon of Victorian era architecture and design, has been an important part of our charitable endeavors for many years,” said Mr. Passero, a longtime Trustee of the Museum.
MARCIA BROOKS/VARIOUS WORKS is thrilled by the Winter Master Class Series they have been able to assemble at the Greenwich Academy: "all of these incredible artists under one roof is such an amazing opportunity for our dance community - a unique chance to access these incredible, widely-respected teaching artists." For details of the 20 classes and the 15 artists, click here.
The NORWALK YOUTH SYMPHONY (NYS) is hosting a Summer Music Program Open House, Sunday, January 24, at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, and inviting all other area youth orchestras to attend, from 1 to 4pm. NYS serves 250 musicians in grades 3 to 12 that live in more than 30 surrounding towns. The fair will also be promoted to area public and private school music teachers. All those with summer programs are invited to meet parents and young musicians to tell them about their summer programs and answer their questions. 
PEQUOT LIBRARY's Mid-Winter Book Sale (February 13 – 14) is approaching and the Library welcomes all donations of books, records, CDs and DVDs. This is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale – smaller but more intimate with many treasures and bargains to be found. The gray shed to the left when you pull into Pequot Library’s parking lot is open and ready to receive the reading and listening materials you may no longer want. Ring in the New Year by clearing out the old! 
Congratulations to PROJECT MUSIC for its recent award of $7,500 from Fairfield County's Community Foundation to support its operating costs. Project Music, a recently new member of the Cultural Alliance, is an after-school music education program providing free music lessons, instruments and mentorship to K-6 inner city youth in Stamford. Dedicated to the memory of Anthony D. Truglia, who founded the original PROJECT MUSIC in the late 1960’s, the current program began in 2014 in collaboration with the City of Stamford and Chester Addison Community Center (DOMUS), plus foundation and private supporters. More...
Just before Christmas, the WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE  announced that, effective June 30, 2016, Michael Ross will step down as managing director.  He will rejoin Baltimore’s Center Stage as managing director July 1, having previously served in that role from 2002 to 2008.  Barbara Streicker, chair of the Playhouse Board of Trustees commented that Michael “has built an amazing staff, has championed community engagement initiatives, sparked subscription and single ticket sales, inspired fundraising efforts, and has put the Playhouse on a positive path towards a bright future.” We all wish him the absolute best! More. 
OTHER NEWS                             
4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SHOWS 4TH LARGEST INCOME GAP 
IN U.S.

Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district, centered in Fairfield Country, has been ranked as the district with the 4th highest level income inequity in the nation. A ranking of congressional districts of by their level of income inequality, conducted by Bloomberg, uses the Gini coefficient, a formula that measures the distribution of income across a population. All of Connecticut’s Congressional Districts, with the exception of the Fourth District, did better than the national average in the degree of income inequality. Bloomberg Businessweek has previously pointed out that the U.S. congressional districts with the most inequality share certain traits: “they contain a small, enormously wealthy elite surrounded by impoverished neighbors.” Most of the districts with the greatest disparity are located in or near major urban metropolitan areas. In Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Bridgeport, the state’s largest city, as well as the communities often referred to as the “Gold Coast,” 59.3 percent of the population has household income in the highest quintile, while 6.7 percent of households have income below the poverty level. More...
HELP IMPROVE 
FAIRFIELD TOWN GREEN WITH SIMPLE SURVEY
 

The Town of Fairfield and Fairfield Museum are working together on an exciting plan to revitalize Fairfield’s historic Town Green, located at the corner of Old Post and Beach Roads. The plan will enhance the Green’s cultural, historic and environmental features to make the site a more enjoyable community park and vibrant center for Fairfield’s cultural, artistic and educational activities. The Green incorporates The Fairfield Museum, Town Offices (Old Town Hall and Independence Hall), Burr Mansion, Old Academy, and three historic properties that will be restored and opened in 2016: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage and Victorian Barn. The Fairfield Museum and Historical Society seeks your input and ideas: please answer this short 10-question survey (it will only take a couple minutes) and help make the Green a better place for all. Click here for the survey.
FUNDING                            
ARTPLACE AMERICA NATIONAL CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FUND
MARCH 2

ArtPlace America is a ten-year collaboration that positions art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. ArtPlace focuses its work on creative placemaking, the set of practices in which art and culture work intentionally to help to transform a place. It is now accepting projects for the next round of its National Creative Placemaking Fund. $10.5 million is available for projects working with artists and arts organizations to build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the U.S. Applications should focus on a neighborhood or other geographic community; look to work on a community challenge related to agriculture/food, economic development, education/youth, environment/energy, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation, or workforce development; demonstrate how artists, arts organizations, and/or arts activities can help address that challenge; and be able to measure whether the project has made progress on the challenge. The application focuses on 4 questions, a one-number budget, and some basic identifying information. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 2; registration is required by Tuesday, February 16. Application webinars are available: January 22, 4:30pm; February 2, 8:00am; February 2, 12:30pm; and February 3, 5pm: register for webinars here.


 NEA: ART WORKS 
CREATIVITY CONNECTS GRANTS
MARCH 3

As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary, the agency has launched the leadership initiative, Creativity Connects. This initiative will show how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigate the ways in which the support systems for the artists are changing, and explore how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity. The NEA is launching a pilot grant opportunity in the Art Works category to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors that include, but are not limited to, business, education, environment, faith, finance, food, health, law, science, and technology. Grants awarded through this pilot grant program, called Art Works: Creativity Connects Grants, are intended to demonstrate the value of the arts when they’re working with non-arts sectors and support the infrastructure components for artists, so that they will be able to work in new ways with other sectors. It is also designed to connect—to build bridges that create new relationships and constituencies between the arts and other sectors and support creating innovative projects that advance the arts when they’re connected to other non-arts fields. The pilot grant program requires partnerships between nonprofit arts organizations and those from a non-arts sector. The arts organization serves as the official applicant and have a specific non-arts partner confirmed when applying. Grants range from $20,000 to $100,000. Guidelines hereApplication Webinar: Weds, January 27, 2016, 3pm. Register here.

RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
PROBONO PARTNERSHIP
WEBINAR: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL NONPROFIT
JAN. 20

The ProBono Partnership offers a webinar on The Entrepreneurial NonprofitWednesday, January 20, 12-1pm. $20. In a challenging fundraising climate, organizations are becoming increasingly creative about how they bring money in the door. This one-hour tri-state webinar will explore the legal issues every nonprofit should understand before pursuing income-generating activities. Featured topics include: Understanding the tax implications of various income-generating activities; Legal considerations for monetizing existing resources (e.g. licensing and rentals); Unrelated business income - what is it? How much is too much?; The impact of commercial activities on tax-exempt status; Legal structures for social enterprises. Speakers: Nancy Eberhardt, Esq., Program Director, Pro Bono Partnership; Courtney Darts, Esq., Director of Education, Pro Bono Partnership
Employment Counsel, General Electric Company. Registration closes on Friday, January 15, 2016. Please do not hit the back button or refresh the page after you have submitted your registration. Please contact Kate Marchese at (973) 240-6955 before resubmitting a registration if you receive an error message. Register here.
PROFESSIONAL AID 
FOR ARCHIVISTS 
COMING SOON

The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board (CT SHRAB), in collaboration with Conservation ConneCTion has announced receipt of a grant from the National Historic Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) to provide training opportunities and site visits for cultural heritage organizations with archive collections. The archival collections held by Connecticut’s mid-sized and small cultural heritage organizations are key to documenting and understanding the history of our state as it reflects the national experience. Over the next two years, CT SHRAB will hold six Archives Roundtable meetings throughout Connecticut. The Roundtable meetings will focus on specific issues regarding the management, arrangement, preservation and access to archival collections. In addition, the very popular Traveling Archivist Program, launched in 2013, will expand into a team of Traveling Archivists who will provide free half-day site visits to museums, historical societies, libraries and other cultural heritage organizations across the state. The Traveling Archivist works with each site’s staff and volunteers to answer their questions, and help them through a pre-determined project for one of their archival collections. The Traveling Archivists will continue to be available by phone or email to answer your questions. Stay tuned for updates on both programs.

FREE & EASY WEBSITE DESIGN FOR MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES

The American Association for State and Local History has published Free and Easy Website Design for Museums and Historic Sites, a guide to do-it-yourself website creation and design by Kelsey Ransick.  From Amazon site: "While small nonprofits often find it intimidating to redesign or create a website from scratch, it need not be so. Creating content is inescapable, but designing and constructing a unique website "can be as simple as taking an afternoon to use a color chart to pick a color scheme and paste in text from a Word document." Tools discussed in the book are free at the base level, and some offer upgrade packages with more features. The advice and techniques suggested are made with an eye to making websites work for smaller institutions with limited budgets and timeframes. Every museum professional has come across issues when adapting general software for an institution’s specific needs, and the information in this book will anticipate some of these needs by offering easy-­to-­implement workarounds and information on related software or services that integrate with each website. Features include: How­-to guides for Wix, Weebly, WordPress, and Google Sites; detailed comparisons of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors by cost, features, and ease­-of-­use to enable easy identification of the platforms to meet particular needs; mythbusting of common website and computer assumptions; step-­by-­step content and design planning guide; basic HTML coding for the slightly more advanced users." museum professional in the Philadelphia area, Kelsey Ransick received her Master’s Degree from University of Delaware, focusing on museum studies and medieval and early modern European history. 
RIGHTS & REPRODUCTIONS: THE HANDBOOK FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions, ($4.99) is the first comprehensive resource to focus solely on the rights and reproductions guidelines, established standards and emerging best practices at cultural institutions. Co-published by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and American Alliance of Museums. With intellectual property laws and rights and reproductions methodologies ever-changing with new technologies, this digital publication will be a living document that can be updated to remain current with trends and best practices. The first of its kind, the Handbook will serve as an industry-wide standard of emerging best practices and guidelines in the rights and reproductions field. If you are responsible for handling rights clearances, permissions, and intellectual property matters at a cultural institution of any kind, this handbook may be a valuable resource. Preview a section of the book here.  Also read Copyright at the Museum: Using the Publication Doctrine to Free Art and History, by Deborah R. Gerhardt, an article that helps to clarify whether art, photographs, films, and historical documents that fill our museums and libraries are in the public domain. Knowing whether a work was "published" is critically important to anyone who wants to use it today. The federal statutory definition suggests that works “made available” to the public are published, while leading treatises assume that works given to museums and libraries are unpublished. Risk-averse institutions often assume archived works are protected by copyright. Misunderstanding the law can keep cultural treasures locked in dark archives, vaults and basements, preventing their use as a foundation for new expression and distorting our sense of history.
JOBS                             
ARTS FOR LEARNING, CT
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Arts for Learning Connecticut (Hamden) seeks a Business Development Associate to be responsible for new business development in schools, community centers and libraries throughout Connecticut. Through leveraging the Arts for Learning Connecticut brand and reputation for quality arts learning programming and Connecticut’s schools and community databases, the Business Development Associate will work to locate and develop new sales opportunities through data analysis, prospecting, and outreach to potential clients with the goal of bringing in 20 new clients a month. The Business Development Associate will close sales opportunities quickly and efficiently and will manage the ongoing and newly developed customer relationships with follow up to help ensure the transition into renewal business. This position requires a highly motivated self-starter individual with strong sales, communications and organizational skills who is eager to learn and become part of an arts-education non-profit that is the leader in quality arts learning experiences throughout Connecticut. The Business Development Associate will have the ability to connect with others, building trusted relationships with community businesses and business leaders. For full job description, click here. Qualified candidates email cover letter and résumé to ecarpinella@aflct.org
CT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT DEVELOPER + RESEARCH & COLLECTIONS ASSOCIATE

The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) has two positions available. One is for a full-time (35 hours/week) Exhibit Developer who is a key member of the team responsible for the development, organization, research, production, installation, and maintenance of exhibitions and other interpretive projects. For more information about the position and details on how to apply visit: chs.org/jobs. Position open until January 29, 2016. CHS is also seeking a full time (35 hours/week) Research & Collections Associate (RCA) to perform collections and research duties to serve the public in order to support the institution’s strategic plan. The Research & Collections Associate works directly with the collections of CHS, including historical artifacts, manuscripts, graphics and printed material. For more information about the position and details on how to apply visit: chs.org/jobs. Position open until January 29, 2016.
SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND
APPRENTICE COMPANY

Shakespeare on the Sound, the award winning outdoor Shakespeare Theater based in Norwalk, is seeking applicants for the 2016 Apprentice Company. Opportunities exist in the following disciplines: acting, directing, stage management, education, playwriting, technical design, costume design, marketing and social media, and production/company management. Shakespeare on the Sound is searching for early career/emerging artists and administrators. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, dedicated, inquisitive, collaborative, enthusiastic, and capable of working in a fast-paced, challenging, multi-faceted environment. Apprentices function as an integral part of the organization and will have the opportunity to work directly with the accomplished and professional artists creating the main stage production. Additionally, apprentices will be expected to attend master classes and create/organize the annual Budding Bards new play event. Requirements: applicants must be between 18-25, in college or recent graduates. Time commitment for most apprentices is early May through the second week in July. Some apprenticeships may begin earlier. The position is unpaid. Travel compensation to and from NYC rehearsal space and CT will be provided. Housing is not available. Application forms and apprenticeship descriptions are available here. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016 to be considered for the 2016 Apprentice Company. Send completed application to Claire Kelly, Artistic Director and Director of Education at claire@shakespeareonthesound.org.
BRUCE MUSEUM
SEASIDE CENTER SUMMER NATURALISTS (2) 

The BRUCE MUSEUM  seeks two Naturalists for 13 weeks: June 8 – September 8, 2016. 35 hours per week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (one-hour unpaid lunch break), Tuesday – Sunday, with flex day off. Must work weekends, July 4, and Labor Day Monday. There may be times, especially at the beginning and end of term, that fall outside the Tues. – Sun. schedule. The Naturalists for the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park are responsible for the operation and care of the building and marine touch tanks, under the supervision of Museum staff and in cooperation with the Town of Greenwich. The Naturalists are responsible for the development, implementation, staffing and evaluation of educational programs at the Seaside Center as well as the supervision of interns, volunteers and the general public. These positions require a high degree of independence, managing the public and groups of all ages, working in a marine environment, being able to operate a vehicle, and dealing with facilities that are unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged. The position reports to Manager of Seaside, Center Cynthia Ehlinger, (and other museum staff as appropriate, e.g. manager of School/ Community Partnerships, Volunteer Program Manager, Exhibitions Design, Curator of Science, Finance or Facilities Maintenance). Comp/flex-time, as approved by supervisor. Click here for more details. Send letter and resume by 4/1/2016 to: Cynthia Ehlinger, Seaside Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, cynthiae@brucemuseum.org.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer;
 Manager, Academic Programs
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Greenwich International Film Festival; Executive Director; Fundraising ManagerMarketing; Graphic Design; and Programming Interns
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Sharon Historical Society: Part-Time Curator of Collections
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
Wilton Historical Society: Museum Educator
MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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CALENDAR                             
JANUARY
Jan. 11: Cultural Alliance Radio Show (Cindy Armijo and Heather-Marie Montilla) WPKN, 89.5 noon.
Jan. 12: NYFA Workshop on Fundraising and Fiscal Sponsorship, Silvermine, 6pm
Jan. 17: NEA: The Big Read, Application Deadline
Jan. 20: Cultural Alliance Progressive Gallery Tour: Southport Galleries, 6-8pm
Jan. 20: ProBono Webinar: The Entrepreneurial Nonprofit
Jan. 27: Cultural Alliance Common Ground Meeting: New Canaan Library, 6:30pm
Jan. 27: NEA: Creativity Connects Grants Webinar, 3pm. Register here.

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 c2: ArtPlace America: National Creative Placemaking Fund Deadline
March c3: NEA: Creativity Connects Grants Deadline
March 7-8: Arts Advocacy Day, Washington DC - Sign Up Now.

APRIL
April 27: Connecticut Governor's Conference on Tourism, Hartford

MAY
May c2: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $4,999)
May c2: CT Humanities Capacity, Planning, and Implementation Grant Deadlines
May 19: Cultural Alliance Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards Breakfast, Shore & Country Club, Norwalk, 7:30am

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

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