Subject: Organizations' Newsletter -April 28, 2018

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
April 28, 2018
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 575 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
Tickets are now available for our 3rd annual Arts & Cultural Empowerment (ACE) Awards Breakfast, Wed. June 6, 7:30-9am at the Shore and Country Club, Norwalk. James Naughton is our master of ceremonies and Robin Tauck, business leader and philanthropist, is our keynote speaker. Our honorees this year are: Dennis Bradbury (Citizen Award); Valerie Cooper (Corporate Award); Megan Bonneau McCool   (Artist Award); New England Dance Theater (Nonprofit Award); and Jim Royle (Educator Award). A special President's award is being made to the Family of Burt Chernowin recognition of the powerful impact he made on Fairfield County’s arts and culture community. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is grateful to the generous ACE Award event platinum sponsors: United Capital Financial Life Management, Cohen & Wolf, and Hobbs, Inc., gold sponsor,   Studio2pt0, LLC, and media sponsor Moffly Media, and applauds their dedication to the vibrant arts and culture community in Fairfield County. Individual breakfast tickets cost $75 and are available now at
The Cultural Alliance is joining several Bridgeport groups, including Capital for Change and The NEST Arts Factory, that are organizing to feature the culinary and cultural delights of Connecticut’s most diverse city. The idea is to organize monthly visits to restaurants in different neighborhoods featuring samples of the diverse cuisines of the City: Brazilian, Chinese, Thai, Colombian, Italian, Jamaican, Mexican, Portuguese, Turkish, Vietnamese and more, and to also showcase Bridgeport artists and musicians. The project is called SavorCity and is launching April 28 at Ruuthai's Kitchen at 648 Beechwood Avenue, in Bridgeport’s West End, with two servings of lunch, music by Rick Reyes and paintings by the NEST's Jill Morton. Interested? Space is limited, so reserve a spot at In May, it's Turkish food at Black Rock's Bereket Turkish Cuisine, May 23, 6-9. Sign up here..
The Cultural Alliance is also partnering with other Bridgeport organizations (bikeport co-opBridgeport DSSDBridgeport Generation NowBridgeport Public Library, City of Bridgeport, and Urban Bike Tours of Bridgeport) in organizing the Bridgeport iteration of the international Jane's WalkMay 5. In celebration of Jane Jacobs, the journalist, urbanist and activist who championed new, community-based approaches to planning for over 40 years, Jane's Walks are organized to help citizen's explore their towns and connect with neighbors and contribute to thoughtful conversations about creative, community-driven city building. The session starts at 3pm with a brief meet-up to learn about the legacy of Jane Jacobs; then join one of two bike and two walking tours and learn how to get involved just like Jane. And then end with a drink at Harlan Haus. Sign up here.

Music Director: Charles DePaul

The Connecticut Symphonic Winds  (CSW), a volunteer ensemble of some 75 professional and semi-professional musicians, and music educators, has, over its 31 years, brought fine wind music to all of Fairfield County. With concerts free to the public, CSW gives an opportunity for residents to enjoy both standard and cutting-edge music in both indoor and outdoor settings. It was founded in 1986 by Dr. William Sand of Cromwell, a former supervisor and band director of the Stratford High School music department and former member of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, as the Stratford Sister Cities Band, to take part in musical exchange programs with Stratford, Ontario, and Stratford-upon-Avon, England. In 1990, the group assumed its current name. CSW has performed throughout Europe, Canada and England, and in across the United States. Charles DePaul, also leader of his own big band, CounterPoint, joined the CSW in 1996, rose to associate conductor under Sand, and became music director when Sand retired in 2003. In 2015, CSW received the honorary title of “The Concert Wind Ensemble of Fairfield,” honoring its ongoing cultural contribution to the Town of Fairfield and to  Fairfield and New Haven counties. Fairfield First Selectman Tetreau cited the group’s three Carnegie Hall Concerts and overseas engagements, as well as generous contributions to the cultural environment of Fairfield and surrounding communities. The ensemble is unique in showcasing pieces that few other perfomance groups do, according to DePaul: "We perform a broad range of music - from movie soundtracks, contemporary composers, and transcriptions from the standard classical repertory. We also have access to European music that is not available in America." CSW "themes" its concerts. Coming up ..... The ensemble offers musicians with above-average skills a place to enjoy and express their abilities. There are currently vacancies, and skilled wind players are encourage to check the Facebook page for updates. See the Wind Ensemble's website and Facebook page.

Director: Stanley Woodman

Established in 2003, The Yoga Shala is a community of practitioners dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. All its classes are based on his method. Ashtanga yoga is a special practice and one that has changed and enriched the lives of practitioners around the world. This traditional yoga method (vinyasa karma) cleanses, strengthens and makes flexible the body and mind. By coordinating the breath (Ujjayi) with energetic locks (Bandhas) and specific gazing points (Drishti), students learns to still the mind and fine-tune their attention; essentially "getting to know themselves better." Dedication to practice is healing for all aspects of the individual and over time is integrated into daily life and relationships. Founder and owner, Stan Woodman is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), in Mysore, India. Stan took his first yoga class in 1991 and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1998 with Beryl Bender Birch. Having first met Sri K Pattabhi Jois in NYC 2001, Stan eventually went to the source in Mysore in 2003 to study with Guruji. Since then, he has made several trips to the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, studying with its founder until his death in 2009 and eventually with Jois’ heir and grandson, Sharath Jois. Today, Stan continues his yearly pilgrimage to Mysore to study at the KPJAYI with Sharath and in the summer of 2016 completed a special two month teachers course in Mysore with Sharath. See Yoga Shala's website and Facebook page.

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City Lights Gallery is building momentum for its 10th annual Bridgeport Art Trail (Nov. 8-11, 2018) by initiating new public art programs, Art to Go and Make Music-Bridgeport, and by partnering with Mayor Ganim and the City of Bridgeport to feature “Art to Go,” that will recognize Bridgeport art on the I-95 digital bill-board, launching May 1, and changing monthly throughout the year. City Lights ED, Suzanne Kachmar, said that the billboard project "reflects the creativity and potential that is rejuvenating Bridgeport.” The first artist to be featured is Dustin DeMilio, digital photographer and musician, whose Main and State (at right, click for larger image) will be displayed on the billboard in May, and who will also be a featured artist for Make Music Bridgeport, June 21. Billboard graphic design is contributed by Hatch 130. City Lights celebrates its 14th anniversary, and the Arts Trail's 10th anniversary with a fundraiser Fri. May 11More...
Connecticut Audubon Society is looking for volunteers to plant dozens of trees at Westport's H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve this Sat. and Sun. April 28, and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 native trees and shrubs need to be planted in pre-dug holes as part of the ongoing restoration of the property. The new trees and shrubs will improve habitat for nesting, migrating and wintering birds. Bring a shovel and gloves. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Call Milan Bull for more information, (203) 610-5097. Click here for directions.
Elisa Contemporary Art Salon in Fairfield is featured in the latest issue of Fairfield Magazine in an article by Jessica Grutkowski entitled "No Bare Walls".  The article highlights making art accessible for the modern collector and resources in the Fairfield area.  Lisa Cooper (right) and her Elisa Contemporary Art Salon is featured with several photographs, as well as Southport Galleries, Jen Scully of Mack and Ro, and several artists.
The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery has an innovative program to encourage and assist non art collectors consider collecting. Be(come) a collector started in 2011 and is now an annual exhibition that creates an opportunity to educate the public on the importance of art collecting. This year year it opens May 5th and features original works by career artists and prices are kept very low ($99 - $999), all works signed and dated by artist with gallery certificate. There are payment plans for kids, credit lines for adults, but only first-time collectors can buy and only one purchase per customer. 
The Greenwich Arts Council has announced the appointment of Tatiana Mori as its new Executive Director, effective July 1st, 2018. As GAC curator, Tatiana has already been expanding program collaborations with other cultural, art, and financial organizations and also with the Town. Said Leah Marmon, Board President, "Tatiana is working constantly to strengthen our image, and our programs both for youth and adults, as well as our gallery exhibits, trips, events, and visibility throughout Connecticut. She has been a force in helping to strengthen our financial picture through innovative cost cutting...and has done the work behind the scenes for many years in so many areas, which has given her a tremendous background in the operations of the Greenwich Arts Council. GAC is in her heart and mind all the time and she truly wants the best future our organization and all we do." We send our heartfelt congratulations to Tatiana and to the Arts Council!
Greenwich Historical Society has received a $389,800 STEAP (Small Town Economic Assistance Program) grant from the State of Connecticut to assist with the completion of site improvements and walkways for its expanded campus at the Bush-Holley House site. STEAP funds economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects because "preserving the historical integrity and beauty of our small towns is vital to our economy and quality of life," according to the Office of Policy and Management. This funding will complete the Society's historic Bush-Holley Campus with landscape plantings, pathways, accessible ramps and walks, and restored landscape features as well as drainage, slope and embankment protection. In photo, Curator of Education, Anna Greco (left) and Director of Development Katrina Dorsey (right) receiving the grant in Hartford.  More...
In May 1998, Betsy Jesup signed the lease for 93 Main Street, New Canaan, and with that Handwright Gallery & Framing was born and joined the community of unique local New Canaan businesses that make up the downtown-hometown experience. Betsy and friends are now celebrating 20 years of brisk activity in the heart of New Canaan and will be showing, at a celebratory exhibition opening Tues. May 3, 5:30-7:30pm, a collection from artists who have graced the walls of Handwright over the years, and toasting clients, artists, and friends.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is collaborating with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and Stepping Stones Museum for Children to launch a scavenger hunt in the grounds of Mathews Park, Sun June 3, 2-4. Participants will search for some of the most mysterious symbols, architectural details, objects, and history on the exterior facades of all three buildings and inside the Mansion. Visitors will find the clues, solve the riddles, and unlock the mysteries, which will often be hidden in plain sight. “This will be an exciting way for people to learn about the Mansion, its history, and architecture, said Executive Director Susan Gilgore. More...
The Maritime Aquarium received a  $10,000 gift from Bankwell for its Children’s Opportunity Fund, which helps to make Aquarium admission available to area underserved youth and families. Pictured in front of the Aquarium’s giant video wall are: (from left) Dave Truedson, chief operating officer for The Maritime Aquarium; Vicky Lisanti Maccaro, a Bankwell vice president and Norwalk branch manager; and David Dineen, Bankwell executive vice president/head of community banking.
The New Paradigm Theatre has a creative take on the live auction. As part of its Mayday for May Day Benefit Concert (April 29, Weston Emmanuael Church), one of the offerings in the live auction is "The Executive Producer Package." This includes the chance to schmooze with the directors, teachers and the pros in the show. Perks include attending rehearsals, going backstage, 2 VIP seats and tour, your name in the program and on your name on the website as The Executive Producer - and pictures with the whole company.
Remarkable STEAM and the Westport Library broke all records with their seventh annual Maker Faire Westport last weekend: more than tripling its footprint, nearly doubling its number of makers to 200 and seeing attendance of 13,500, a 30 percent increase from last spring. “We continue to be impressed with the quality of the innovative and creative people in Connecticut and beyond. As they inspire our attendees to learn and grow, we see the impact in our communities. Schools, libraries and businesses all benefit from the energy that comes from seeing what others have done,” said Mark Mathias, founder and Co-Chair of Maker Faire Westport and President of Remarkable STEAM.
The Stamford Symphony has announced its new season, while it begins the final stage of its search for a new music director. The last candidate conducting the orchestra was Rei Hotoda, on April 21-22, and now the search committee reviews the candidates to make its decision. CEO and President, Russell Jones announced the Sympony's new season: Ignite the Senses. Responding to audience feedback and its call for more American music, Opera, Baroque and music from the movies, the new season will "explore and evoke feelings of delight, pride, struggles, spirituality and more."
Thrown Stone  is collaborating with The Ridgefield Library, and Theatre Communications Group to produce an important public discussion June 5 on Repertory In American Theatre. Led by Rob Weinert-Kendt, American Theatre Editor-In-Chief, the free community event will feature prominent repertory theatre artists from around Connecticut, including   Melody Libonati, Artistic Director of Summer Theatre of New Canaan; Michael Bradford, Artistic Director and Dale Rose, Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut Rep; Jason Peck and Jonathan Winn, Co-Artistic Directors of Thrown Stone; and scenic designer Fufan Zhang, an alum of the Yale School of Drama. “Repertory theatre is an enormous undertaking,” says Peck, “but seeing the audience experience the magic of multiple productions in the same space — often on the same day — makes all of that intense, collaborative work worthwhile." Says Kendt, “The word ‘repertory’ appears in many theatre names, but the actual practice of rotating rep is relatively rare.”  More...

Please join an important initiative created by the CT Arts Alliance with Connecticut Alliance for Arts Education to stimulate discussion and awareness about the role of the arts and culture in our communities and to put arts and culture on the agenda for all elected officials. Create the Vote CT is a new nonpartisan public education campaign to raise awareness and support for the arts among voters and candidates running for public office. While candidates spend time discussing jobs, the economy, and education, they rarely talk about arts and culture as part of their vision. Create the Vote CT has been created as a vehicle for organizations, businesses, and individuals to raise arts and culture in the conversation around elections. Create the Vote will provide the tools to:
Educate candidates about arts and culture
Educate voters about arts and culture
Tell the story of arts and culture and the impact we have on the state.
• Strengthen the creative community in CT.
ARTS DRIVE THE ECONOMY: Connecticut’s non-profit creative sector supports 23,000 jobs and generates $800 million annually
ARTS EDUCATE: Arts education increases academic achievement across all academic disciplines
ARTS BUILD COMMUNITY: Arts and culture enhance community development, spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, draw tourism dollars, and create an arena that attracts skilled, educated workers and builds our third millennium workforce
• Join the Create the Vote mailing list to receive news, information, and updates
• Like and follow CT Arts Alliance on Facebook and on Twitter 
• Share the News with #CreateTheVoteCT
• Use your Arts Voice: Ask the candidates questions about arts and culture. Raise your hand, tweet and email the candidates, and post questions to their Facebook pages about their positions on arts, culture and creativity.
Co-Sponsors agree to:
• Allow CAA to name your organization on Create the Vote CT materials: webpage, social media, press releases, op-eds, etc;
• Commit to being an active arts partner and leader in raising awareness and encouraging participation in Create the Vote CT by urging people to participate in Create the Vote CT;
• Use your organization's resources and platform to advance the mission of Create the Vote CT through your communication channels: e-blasts, newsletters, website, programs, social media, and at events).

See current 24 co-sponsors. Click here to become a co-sponsor.


This week the US Senate voted by unanimous consent to confirm Jon Parrish Peede as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Peede joined NEH in April 2017 and most recently served as the agency’s Senior Deputy Chairman. Under his leadership NEH has created a new category of grants to support infrastructure and capacity-building at humanities institutions, issued emergency grants for cultural organizations affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, expanded its grant offerings for museum exhibitions, and formed new partnerships with Blue Star Families and the First Nations Development Institute for reading and discussion initiatives for military families and the revitalization of Native American languages. Peede’s previous positions include Publisher of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia, Literature Grants Director at the National Endowment for the Arts, Counselor to NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, Director of the NEA Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience program, Director of the NEA Big Read program, Director of Communications at Millsaps College, and Editor at Mercer University Press. Peede was born and raised in Mississippi and lives in Virginia with his family. More...


At a special Capitol Hill reception to honor and remember former the late Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) who had previously served as the Democratic Arts Caucus co-chair for the past 21 years, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) as the next co-chair of the Arts Caucus, joining Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) to lead the 162-member Arts Caucus. Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, commented that Rep. Pingree "is a dedicated advocate for the arts, and acutely understands the impact of the arts on Maine and the country at large and work to build upon legislative successes, advance pro-arts policies, and strengthen our efforts to transform communities through the arts.” Rep. Pingree serves as a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee, which oversees funding for many arts and cultural programs, including the budgets for the NEA and NEH. She has been a leading champion for preserving arts education opportunities, including annual funding for the Assistance for Arts Education program at the U.S. Department of Education. She now joins in congressional caucus leadership with fellow Mainer Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who is co-chair of the Senate Cultural Caucus.


"What does culture have to do with sustainability?" A report by Helicon Collaborative, commissioned by ArtPlace, ask this question to make the case for how place-based arts and cultural interventions, or “creative placemaking,” advance sustainability outcomes in the context of community development. Farther, Faster, Together: How arts and culture can accelerate environmental progress offers a look into nine creative placemaking projects that were aligned with the environmental sector’s priorities and are showing signs of success. The report's authors explain these case studies demonstrate approaches and practices that communities facing similar issues can harness. As the environmental sector is beginning to explore cultural strategies for its work, the report illustrates a frame for aligned practice: "How we interact with our environment and the way we build our communities is rooted in and shaped by our culture... Many environmental leaders argue that to create a more sustainable world, we have to address the culture that perpetuates our environmentally harmful ways of living. 
The report shows how creative practitioners have worked with communities that are facing social and economic challenges or have experienced trauma and disinvestment. The report outlines some strategies in which arts and culture can accelerate environmental progress helping to "build community cohesion, identity, power, and leadership” by “creating inclusive processes for dialogue and co-creation," and "helping people find common ground across political, geographical, and ideological boundaries."


Funding for arts and culture by a thousand of the largest U.S. foundations in 2015 remained essentially unchanged from the previous year, a report from Grantmakers in the Arts finds. Based on Foundation Center data, the report, Arts Funding Snapshot: GIA's Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture (13 pages, PDF), found that foundations in the sample awarded 19,638 grants for arts and culture — up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis — totaling more than $2.5 billion and accounting for 9 percent of overall grant dollars — both nearly unchanged from 2014. The analysis also found that 20 percent of arts grant dollars were for operating support — down from 23 percent in 2014 but representing a larger share than was the case for most other areas of giving — and that while large grants of at least $500,000 represented 58 percent of total grant dollars for arts and culture, down slightly from 61 percent in 2014, median grant size increased from $25,000 to $30,000. The report also found that the top twenty-five arts funders in the sample provided 37 percent of total arts grant dollars, the same as in 2014, and that the performing arts (33 percent) and museums (29 percent) received the largest shares of grant dollars. Read report here.

The CT Office of the Arts has announced a Webinar on the above grants on Weds. May 8, 12-1pm. Register here. Staff at the Office of the Arts will provide an overview of FY2019 grant program offerings including: Arts Learning (June 6 deadline), Supporting Arts (June 6), Regional Initiative (REGI) (June 20), and Project Grants (June 6)The Arts Learning grant program connects PK-12 schools and citizens with arts experiences in Connecticut. The program funds three distinct categories: 1. Arts Access2. Connections and Correlations; and 3. Arts IntegrationSupporting Arts provides unrestricted funding to help support Connecticut's arts organizations or municipal arts departments as they pursues their mission. Regional Initiative grants ($1-4,000) support small community arts-based projects. Project Grants ($5-15,000) support "arts-based projects of artistic excellence for Connecticut audiences, communities and participants and that are accessible and relevant to the audience and community it is designed to serve." Sign up for the webinar to learn about these programs and get answers to your questions from the program staff of the CT Office of the Arts. Register here.

Connecticut Humanities is back with its monthly Quick Grants (up to $4,999, and response within a month for small-scale humanities programs) and its quarterly Project Planning ($5,000 to $25,000 to develop exhibitions, public programs, and interpretive digital media projects), Implementation, ($5,000 to $50,000, may be awarded for exhibitions, public programs, and interpretive digital media projects) and Capacity Grants ($1,500 to $9,999 to help understand audiences, assets, and operations). The next Quick and Project Grant deadline is Fri. May 4. CTH has added a new grant and has added new allowances to existing grants. First, the Fake News Quick Grants are small implementation grants (up to $3,000) for projects that examine the issue of fake news, either currently or historically, and contextualize its lasting impact on our state. Grants will be accepted at two application deadlines, June 1st or July 6th, by 11:59 pm. See program grant guidelines. Other changes: 1. the amount of salary support that organizations may request in Planning, Capacity and Implementation grants, to support an organization’s own staff salary and wages for time spent working on a project with CTHF funds, has increased to upto 25% of a total grant request. 2. A new funding priority for all  grants has been added to inspire organizations to think outside the box, and try new ideas that will engage the public in humanities projects and discussions. CTH now gives priority to projects that encourage creativity and demonstrate ingenuity and innovation. Our other four funding priorities remain the same and give priority to projects that reach broad audiences, address social issues through humanities disciplines, foster collaboration among organizations, and encourage heritage tourism. See Opportunities Calendar below for all deadlines.
MAY 16

Chuck Loring returns to Connecticut by popular demand to deliver this powerful, full-day workshop, Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising on Wed, May 16, 2018, 8:30am-3:30pm, at Pequot Library, focused on best practices in governance and fundraising. He will take a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture to understand the correlation between effective boards and successful fundraising. This is an ideal opportunity for Board/Staff teams as this workshop offers insights on how to bring about a change in the culture and practices of your nonprofit board in ways that leverage the power of your board in your strategic fundraising efforts. A popular BoardSource workshop, this intensive program covers:
• Nonprofit trends that impact governance and fundraising
• The principles of effective governance
• How to build a board and create a governance model for your organization
• The stages of board evolution
• Helping your board articulate the community value of your organization
• Why successful fundraising is not about asking for money
Fee: $80 – includes breakfast and lunch.
Click here for more information.  Click here to register.

The Governors Conference on Tourism is coming right up. Here are four of the 12 workshops being offered:
How to Turn Bloggers and Influencers into Allies
• Erica Tannen, Founder, The E-List
• Shawna Gale, Co-Owner, Out and About Mom
Bloggers and influencers can have huge followings—and just as big an impact on your business. Learn how to make these third-party specialists your partners. Hear what they need to help drive new visitors to your door. 
A Master Class in Smartphone Photography
• Julie Stauffer, Professional Photographer
Discover tips to taking effective photos and videos to promote your business. Bring your smartphone to this hands-on workshop. Learn to take images that make tourists take notice—without blowing away your budget.
Crisis Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Businesses
From cyber attacks to building security, you need to be prepared for the unexpected. Hear from experts how to contain trouble before it gets beyond control, and how to recover from a blot on your business' reputation.
Customer Service: Enriching the Moments that Matter
How can your staff enrich every encounter with customers? How can they turn negative moments into positives? This session will reveal meaningful ways to make every touchpoint an opportunity to win the hearts of your visitors. 
Coming Up...
May 21: SHPO Conference, Rocky Hill, CT #CTSHPO18
June 4: CLHO Conference, CCSU
Oct 12-14: Connecticut Book Awards: Westport Library

The Darien Arts Center is currently seeking a friendly, articulate, self-motivated individual for a (30 hour week) part-time database administrator position. Candidate must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and excellent Excel skills including database management experience. Bachelor’s degree with non-profit experience desirable. The Darien Arts Center promotes the arts to all ages, offering classes, recitals, and performances in Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. If you are an enthusiastic team player with an interest in fundraising and educational development please email your resume and cover letter to: Rate of pay based on experience. Vacation benefits included.

Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY) seeks a full-time Membership Assistant as part of its Membership/ Marketing team. The position requires a highly computer-literate individual to handle data entry and membership processing for the membership database and coordinate email communication to customers. The job includes a variety of membership administrative tasks and department projects. This position provides support to a large membership/customer base and involves enthusiastic and professional representation of the institution with the public and all members via written, phone and in-person communication.Full job description click here. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and three references via email only to with “Membership Assistant 18” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
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April 27: State Historic Preservation Office Professional Development Fellowships: Application Deadline

May c4: CT Humanities Quick Grant Application Deadline
May c4: CT Humanities Project Planning, Implementation, and Capacity Grants  
              Application Deadline
May c8: CT Office of the Arts Funding Webinar. Register Here.
May 14: IMLS, Activating Community Opportunities: Application Deadline
May 21: Deadline for signing up as musician or venue for Make Music Connecticut
May 23: Common Field: Field Grants Application Deadline

June c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Application Deadline
June c1: CT Humanities Fake News: Is it Real? Grant Application Deadline
June c6: CT Office of the Arts: Project Grants Application Deadline
June c6: CT Office of the Arts: Arts Learning Grants Application Deadline
June 20: NEA: Register/renew registration for July 12 ArtWorks deadline
June 20: CT Office of the Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Application Deadline
June 27: CT Office of the Arts: Supporting Arts Grants Application Deadline

July c6: CT Humanities Quick Grant Application Deadline
July c6: CT Humanities Fake News: Is it Real? Grant Application Deadline
July 12: NEA: ArtWorks Application Deadline

Aug. c3: CT Humanities Quick Grant Application Deadline
Aug. c3: CT Humanities Project Planning, Implementation, and Capacity Grants  
              Application Deadline

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