Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - August 11, 2017

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
August 11, 2017
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 550 individuals and organizations. Sign up here

The Cultural Alliance, responding to requests from individual artists and cultural nonprofits outside the boundaries of coastal Fairfield County, is establishing, on an experimental, trial basis, Associate Memberships. Associate Members, who do not live or work in Fairfield County, will pay a reduced fee, may create an profile, and have their news included in our newsletters, but may only post Fairfield County events that they are participating in, or presenting. Our first associate members are First Street Gallery, New York, and Tracy Hoffman, from Chappaqua, NY. Tracy was one of the artists in the Westport Arts Center's SELECTS 2017 show, who will have her artist's talk featured in our new ARTISTS TALK - Visiting Artists Playlist on our YouTube channel.
Join us Friday night August 25 for the next in our ARTISTS TALK series of video-recorded talks by artist members. Cultural Alliance members Erin Dolan, Duvian Montoya and Jahmane are three of the six artists in INTERVAL, organized by Dennis Bradbury for her 22 Haviland Street Gallery in South Norwalk. Our ARTISTS TALK event will coincide with the Closing Reception for INTERVAL on August 25, 6-8pm. Sign up here. 
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A Creative Business
Co founders: Zeb Mayer and Kat Manning

CT Art Services provides a range of regional arts services for artists, collectors and galleries: archival photography, event photography, videography, website design, graphic design, collection management, art transportation, art installation, and general studio assistance. The principals are Kat Manning, and Zeb and Ben Mayer. Kat is the photographer and web designer. She studied photography and illustration at the Hartford Art School, at the University of Hartford, focusing in her final year on developing skills in archival photography. Her work is published in the New Yorker, the fall 2017 catalogue at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and many others. Zeb focus on business development. He is a business-minded artist, who after obtaining a BA in marketing from Western Connecticut State University, is putting his skills to work. His specialties cover advertising, art advising, curating, grantwriting, social media, press releases, transportation, and installations. Zeb’s brother Ben, who studied at the Dallas Institute of Art, is the graphic designer, specializing in "anything from sleek, clean, modern typography, to intricate hand drawn pieces." See CT Art Services website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feed.

An Associate Organizational Member

FIRST STREET GALLERY (526 West 26th Street #209, New York) was created in 1969 as an artists cooperative in 1969. Partly in response to the predominance of second generation Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism the founders created an artist-run gallery that heralded a return to figuration in painting. Artists such as Lennart Anderson, Leland Bell, Paul Georges, Gabriel Laderman, Alfred Russell, and Louisa Mattiasdottir participated in the gallery’s early invitational shows. Four decades later, “in five venues and three neighborhoods,” FIRST STREET GALLERY has been “hailed as the most consistently energetic of the several veteran co-operatives that have migrated to Chelsea.” (David Cohen, Chief Art Critic of the former New York Sun and Editor and Publisher of Incorporated as a nonprofit in 1981, FIRST STREET GALLERY quickly recognized the need among artists for support at different stages of their careers. Towards this end, it has held annual National Juried Shows for non-members for more than 30 years, and in recent years has introduced an annual MFA Competition and a Pop-Up show series. The Gallery continues a long tradition of Invitational Exhibitions and has added a new membership category for Affiliate Members. Its mission is that, through innovative programming bringing art and the community together, it continue to “nurture, educate, inspire and challenge artists everywhere.” The gallery encourages members to pursue and determine the course of their own artistic careers. See FIRST STREET GALLERY's website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feed.

A Creative Business Member

Owner: Holly Danger

Danger Gallery is an experimental art space and studio, created by motion graphic designer, video editor and live-performance video artist and Cultural Alliance member, Holly Danger. Holly created this pioneer space in 2016 in a renovated industrial building (Building #3), located in Stamford's Glenbrook Industrial Park. The Gallery is dedicated to collaborating with artists through the creation of interactive, experiential, collaborative group shows, artist talks, workshops and exhibits. Echoing the gallery’s name, the primary focus is to work with artists who create unconventional, provocative, contemporary visual and graphic art, video installations and live music performances. The Danger Gallery is a place where artists and art enthusiasts can be inspired by each other, expand their ideas, collaborate across media and add a vibrance to our creative community.  A key part of the Danger Gallery's mission is fill the need for a place where artists and musicians can work together. Holly says that she has designed Danger Gallery "to be a place where we can be pushed to expand our ideas, collaborate across media and add a vibrance to our environment by making it a better place to live." See Members News below for details of the Gallery's 1x1 Event. See Danger Gallery's website, Facebook page, Instagram and Holly's Vimeo feed.

Founder and Editor: Rene Soto

Latincolors Magazine is a bi-monthly print and digital magazine, founded in 2015 by artist Rene Soto, that promotes Latin culture, values, education and community. The magazine, which is a bi-lingual publication in Spanish and English, promotes the arts and supports artists of all nationalities. Part of the magazine’s ambition is to present its content to a non-Latino audience, and it is proving to be an effective platform for small businesses and artists alike to promote their services and skills. Based in Stamford, Latincolors reaches out across Connecticut, specializing in telling the stories of leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Latin Colors partners with local organizations, and programs, such as Stepping Stones Museum for Children (hosting a celebration of the magazine's second anniversary, August 27), and Kids Draw Free, (with which it organized a drawing contest, earlier this year). Latincolors is interested in receiving your story, or the story of a friend or leader in the community, that can be shared with its readership. See Latin Colors website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

A Creative Business member
Owner: Michelle Abruzzese

Opened in 2010 by former New England Patriots Cheerleader Michelle Abbruzzese, Work It Dance and Fitness offers women and men a unique workout experience. Located in South Norwalk, Work It offers circus, aerial, pole dancing/fitness, cultural bellydancing, burlesque/cabaret jazz dancing, cardio classes, barre influenced body toning, and much more. Michelle gave her first dance recital at age 3, and at age 30 performed in front of millions as a New England Patriot Cheerleader at Superbowl XXXVI. She has studied a variety of dance styles, ranging from ballet, tap, and jazz in her younger years, to funk-jazz, cheer-dance, bellydancing, and pole dancing in her later years. Michelle has created two fitness videos: "Tone and Tighten" and "Dance Yourself Fit", and has appeared in 13 other fitness videos. Both these classes are available at Work It. She has performed for ten professional sports teams. After over a decade of teaching a variety of dance styles, Michelle says she's is ready to offer the local community "a dance and fitness studio like no other in the area!" See Work It Fit website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter feed.
 See a List by Town of all Organization and Creative Business Members: here
See a List by Town of Artist Members: here
Norwalk's Ballet Etudes Company has announced that its Studio Ballet School will be offering a new Introductory Class for Boys. Boys ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to take a class specifically to introduce the basic vocabulary and movement of dance. The class will be taught by Marc Spielberger. The students will have performance opportunities in the annual production of The Nutcracker and the 30th Anniversary Spring Performance, both at the Westport Country Playhouse. Spread the word here!
The Barnum Museum's Kathy Maher is headed for Denver, Colorado, where on Wednesday, August 16th, she will take the stage at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (DCPA) for Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics, produced by DCPA and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Mixed Tastes pairs two speakers, addressing completely unrelated subjects, followed by questions from the audience. "During the first part of the program, no connections are allowed between the topics. But during the Q&A, anything can happen." Kathy's presentation on P.T. Barnum is paired with a talk on Infinity by Diane Davis, professor of mathematics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Find out more.
Bridgeport's Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) is losing its president and CEO, Michael Moore, while Stamford's DSSD is gaining the same Mike Moore as its Vice President for Operations. Mike has been with Bridgeport since 2011 and had previously been with the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency since 2003. During his time with the Bridgeport DSSD, Mike oversaw its environmental maintenance, hospitality, and open-space beautification efforts. He worked closely with the Cultural Alliance to design and implement DSSD’s Creative Place-making agenda including the Downtown Farmers Markets, Recess@McLevy Green as well as events designed to highlight Bridgeport’s emerging Creative Economy and Creative Spaces. We wish him well and look forward to working with him in his new role.
The Board of Directors of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) has announced that CCP's executive director Laura Einstein has left the organization. The interim executive director is Kimberly Henrikson, a member of CCP's board and of its Shanley Scholarship committee. Kimberly also serves as President of the Print Club of New York, editor for the newsletter of the International Print Collectors' Societies, and as board president for Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Society.
The Danger Gallery aroused plenty of interest in the press and media in its 1x1 live painting performance of 100 one-by-one-foot canvases Saturday night, August 5. The Stamford Advocate produced a lively piece, Stamford gallery’s live art show sells out and beforehand gallery owner, artist Holly Danger was interviewed by Bill Buchner on WHSU. Of the seven artists that completed the project in 3 hours, six were Cultural Alliance members: below from (left to right) Cris Dam, Ben Quesnel, Holly DangerMarc Derosa, Liz Squillace, Jahmane, and Marcella Kovac.
Congratulations to The INTAKE Organization for receiving a $30,000 PlayUSA grant from the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute. Intake is one of six new organizations (and the only one from Connecticut) to receive the grant and will be joining a nationwide network of 13 innovative organizations committed to providing transformative music education opportunities for young people. In addition to the funding, recipients receive training and professional development for teachers and arts administrators, as well as guidance from Carnegie Hall staff to address challenges, and build on best practices.
New Paradigm Theatre’s young people, in preparing for their performance of Peter Pan at the Fairfield Theatre Company Aug. 26-27, were joined recently by none-other than Sandy Duncan, whose performance in the 1979 Broadway revival of Peter Pan won her many accolades, to help shoot a video promo for their upcoming production (click on image for the video). 
Spurred by the centennial interest in all-things-World War I, the Norwalk Preservation Trust is organizing its annual historic tour this year on Sept. 17 around the homes, monuments, and memorials that tell the story of Norwalk during the Great War and its participation in the expansive industrialization that fueled America’s growth as a world power 100 years ago. Starting at the Wall Street Theatre (at right in 1917), costumed re-enactors will bring the historic period to vibrant life and an architectural historian will provide insight into the areas of Norwalk that the tour visits: Over Here: Norwalk in the First World War 

The Westport Astronomical Society(WAS) is preparing for Solar Eclipse Day, Monday, August 21. The total eclipse will be visible along a narrow 70-mile-wide path from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Locally, if the skies are clear, we will have a 70% partial eclipse. WAS invites you to visit its observatory where solar telescopes and solar glasses will be available for safely viewing the eclipse (if the sky is clear). Remember, NEVER look at the sun, even during a partial eclipse, without a proper solar filter!
OTHER NEWS                  

U.S. philanthropic funding for the arts continues to flow disproportionately to the largest cultural institutions, which, by themselves, are not reflective of the country's cultural or demographic diversity, a report from Helicon Collaborative finds. Funded by the Surdna Foundation, the study, Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy (37 pages, PDF), found that while funders are aware of and working to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the distribution of arts funding is becoming more concentrated among the largest institutions. In 2016, for instance, the 2% of U.S. arts groups with budgets of at least $5 million received 58 percent of total gifts, grants, and donations, an increase of 5% over the past decade. The report also found that the 8% of arts organizations with budgets between $1 million and $5 million received 21% of total funding, while the 90% with budgets under $1 million — about a quarter of which focus on African, Asian, Latin American, Native American, and Middle Eastern art forms and cultural traditions — shared the remaining 21%: a decline of 4%. The report found that rural communities, low-income communities, and people of color — representing, respectively, 20%, 50%, and 37% of the U.S. population — received only 2%, 2%, and 4% of philanthropic arts funding. In addition, a comparison of ten cities showed that local arts funding is highly concentrated in the hands of relatively few large institutions, while even in cities with "majority minority" populations, cultural organizations serving these communities do not receive significant funding. A significant lack of diversity among donors as well as the leadership of foundations and large cultural institutions contributes to the problem. The report concludes: "Money is important, but this isn't just about money. The inequities reported here will continue to widen unless there is a meaningful adjustment in funders' thinking about the role of art and culture in our communities, and a values shift that stops privileging the few at the expense of the many."

As natural disasters and social emergencies multiply, the need has grown for ethical, creative, and effective artistic response—arts-based work responding to disaster or other community-wide emergency, much of it created in collaboration with community members directly affected. The nonprofit U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has released a guide to arts-based work responding to such disasters.  A Guide for Artists, Emergency Management Agencies, Funders, Policy-Makers, and Communities Responding to Natural and Civil Emergencies is intended to help communities organize and respond to disasters with care, compassion, and impact. It was created to engage three categories of readers: artists who wish to use their gifts for healing, whether in the immediate aftermath of a crisis or during the months and years of healing and rebuilding resilience that follow; resource-providers—both public and private grantmakers and individual donors—who care about compassion and community-building; and disaster agencies, first responders, and service organizations on call and on duty when an emergency occurs, and those committed to helping over time to heal the damage done. Art Became The Oxygen incorporates first-person experience and guidance from respected voices deeply engaged in artistic response from Katrina to Ferguson, from Sandy to Standing Rock. It includes hundreds of links to powerful arts projects, official emergency resources, and detailed accounts for those who need more.

The Big E is coming (Sept. 15 - Oct. 1 in West Springfield, Mass.) and it's a great place to showcase your organization's literature. You can highlight what you do directly with potential visitors. Click here for details about sending a supply of your literature to the Connecticut Building. Also Visit Connecticut is looking for CT Building Tourism Booth Ambassadors! Volunteers receive free admission, free shuttle, and parking in return for helping promote our State to the Fair's 1 million + visitors. Contact Rosemary Bove at for more information.
The Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is working on a Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan to be completed by the end of the year. The Plan will be an intensive level planning document addressing the treatment of the historic and cultural resources across the state. It will serve as a guide for planning and decision making by the SHPO, Towns, agencies, non-profit organizations, and others who may affect these resources. If you haven't informed SHPO about what you know or feel about historic preservation and the job that SHPO does - and what it should be doing then - please go here to complete the 7-10-minute survey.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             

The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fairfield County Chapter is holding its latest Lunch and Learn Webinar on Wed. Aug 16 at the Fairfield Prep. School, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield,  on the topic, Mission Possible:
Get in the Door and Get What You Came For
  Anne Melvin, J.D., (pictured above), currently Director of Training and Education, at Harvard University’s central fundraising office, will outline what you need to do to make effective use of your time on donor visits, and eventually get the gift you came for. Learn proven strategies, guiding principles, and tips to help you help your organization. These principles are pulled from the latest research in social psychology and human dynamics. The strategies and tips are road-tested and pulled from 'what works' in hundreds of real-life prospect visits. This session will give you the language and the confidence so you too can 'have them at hello.' These Lunch and Learn webinars are webinars streamed into a central location free of charge for AFP members who register in advance ($25 for non-members). Registered attendees will receive an email the day prior to the webinar, with a link to download their own materials (if a handout is available). There will be no handouts provided at the webinar location. Lunch and Learn Webinar attendance earns 1.0 CFRE Credits. Non-Members need to pay in advance, either by mailing a check made payable to "AFP-FC" to: Marianne Hickey, 29 Black Alder Lane, Wilton, CT 06897, or via credit card hereTo confirm attendance, email:


Here is a small selection of free webinars taken from the Wild Apricot blog. Click here for the entire list.

Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling
August 15, 1p.m. 
Examples and techniques that successful organizations use to create mission ambassadors and super-fundraisers

Events for Small Nonprofits (stop trying to copy the big shops)
August 15, 1p.m.
What events work well for small nonprofits (and what don't); how to give your guests a mission-based experience to get them asking how they can help more.

August 15, 1p.m.
What’s new and next in online mobile fundraising, social media and online community engagement. Demographic changes and their impact on nonprofits.

How to Get Tech Donations: A Special TechSoup Tour
August 17, 2p.m.
How to access TechSoup's learning resources to optimize technology for your organization + make the most of its donation and discount programs for hardware, software, cloud applications, and other service

Three Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software
August 25, 2p.m.
How to have members renew on their own; automate new member onboarding; and quickly identify who is about to leave, and how to keep them.
Coming Up...

Sept. 6-9: American Assoc. for State and Local History Conference, Austin, Texas
Sept. 15-Oct. 1: Big E and Cultural Tourism Booth
Sun. Oct. 22: CT Book Awards, Mark Twain House, Hartford
Fri. Nov. 3:  AFP, Connecticut Philanthropy Awards Breakfast, Trumbull Marriott Hotel
SEPT. 11

The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places – achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create or preserve a distinct sense of place. Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities and require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000. APPLICATION RESOURCES:
Webinar: How To Apply
Web Resource: Exploring Our Town - an interactive showcase of over 70 past-funded Our Town projects, offering an easy-to-search resource on best practices and case studies from across the country.

Founded in 2005, the Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible nonprofit music instruction programs. The donated items are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected by the foundation from manufacturers and retailers. The foundation currently is awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars, and the equipment necessary to play them. In addition, other traditional music instruments, including string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, and keyboards, are sometimes available. DJ equipment and computers are not available through the program. The foundation awards instruments only to music instruction programs at public schools or operated by 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants in the program must be learning how to make music and the program must fit into one of the following categories: in-school music classes, in which the students make music; afterschool music programs that are not run by the school; community music programs that offer music instruction to community members; and music therapy programs in which the participants make the music. Music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify, nor do programs featuring professional or career musicians as instructors. Complete application and eligibility guidelines are available at the Fender Music Foundation website.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum seeks a Head of MarketingWorking closely with the Director of Public Programs and Audience Engagement, Exhibitions Director, Senior Development Officer and the Head of Strategic Partnerships, the Head of Marketing sets the marketing framework for key areas of outreach and cultivation, including exhibitions, public programs, membership and events. The Head of Marketing also manages all aspects of institutional marketing materials, including monthly mailings, promotional materials, e-communications, and signage. The Head of Marketing supervises the Graphic Designer, the Press and Social Media Coordinator, and the Website Content Facilitator. Other responsibilities include: manage development and production of institutional marketing materials: monthly calendar, website, eblasts, direct mail, etc.; maintain consistency of key messaging and positioning for institution across all promotional materials, advertising, and on- line outreach; with Graphic Designer and Social Media and Press Coordinator, maintain consistency of visual identity of the Museum and its brand across all platforms; regularly assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies and recommend innovative tactics/methods for effective audience development and communication; create annual advertising strategies and budgets to most effectively promote the Museum; cultivate, develop, and maintain media partnerships; manage all advertising content; maintain up to date, accurate content for all promotional materials, develop and oversee production of monthly calendar, and ensure regular review with all relevant staff to build out related content for web and other outreach methods ensuring timely release of information; responsible for staff reminders to keep material development on track; participate in regular meetings with Education, Exhibition and Development staff to identify marketing needs and ensure accurate and timely release of promotional materials; manage/support membership marketing efforts i.e. eblasts, direct mail, etc.; and more. Qualifications include 5 to 10 years of marketing and management experience in an arts environment; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, a plus. Full description here. Please send a cover letter and resume to:, with the subject line “Head of Marketing.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Connecticut Historical Society seeks an Exhibit Designer in Hartford. The Exhibit Developer is a key member of the team responsible for the development, organization, research, design, production, installation, and maintenance of exhibitions and other interpretive projects at CHS. S/he will manage projects and lead project teams, as assigned. S/he will play a pivotal role in helping the organization realize its mission to connect audiences with the story of Connecticut and communicate its brand. This position may be called upon to help fill staffing gaps to assist with customer service needs as required. It may also be required to work cross departmentally to achieve the institutional goals as set by the strategic plan. Responsibilities. The incumbent’s specific duties will include, but not be limited to: leading or working with exhibition teams to transform social, historical, and educational concepts into tangible ideas that can be executed in an exhibition or other interpretive format which appeals to the CHS’s target audiences; participating in the planning and implementation of audience testing and evaluation related to exhibits; performing primary and secondary research, including searching for and tracking graphics, artifacts, and library materials needed for project purposes; writing, proofreading, and commenting on label copy, scripts for AV presentations, and other interpretive content, including project-related marketing language, and more. Qualifications: The incumbent should be an individual with superior people skills, including the ability to tactfully deliver and receive feedback, as well as excellent writing, research, and organizational skills who is capable of working on a variety of tasks simultaneously. S/he should be able to work with a broad cross section of individuals, and have knowledge of the various trades associated with design, construction, and maintenance of public exhibitions. Full description here. Email cover letter, resume, and writing and design samples to by Friday, September 15 at 5pm.

Grace Farms is a new center encompassing 80 acres of open space, and an architecturally significant building, outside New Canaan, that is dedicated to nature, arts, justice, community, and faith. It is accessible and free to the public six days a week, with meaningful program offerings and recreational and gathering spaces for all ages, a library, and a state-of-the art indoor amphitheater. Grace Farms seeks to develop and present new, collaborative, and site-specific works at the intersection of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Projects are conceived and created in response to this unique place and the vision it expresses. Invited artists, working in various disciplines investigate the potential of our eighty-acre property, which includes built and natural environments. Grace Farms seeks a part-time Arts Initiative Studio Coordinator 
who would be responsible for weekly duties related to the administration and implementation of the Arts Initiative’s children and family programming held on Saturdays. This is an ideal part-time opportunity for candidates with a passion for cultural institutions, the arts, and education. This role will focus on helping to shape the Open Arts Studio for Kids program. The coordinator will represent Grace Farms Foundation, serving as a point of contact for children and families through their engagement with arts offerings. This role involves building relationships with participants. The role requires some 10–12 hours per week including weekday preparation (source materials/hire volunteers), and Saturdays, dedicated to implementation (setup; teach lesson; breakdown; and report attendance, outcomes, etc.). The successful candidate must be hospitality-oriented and train with our Communications and Marketing team, in order to communicate Grace Farms Foundation’s mission and Arts Initiative’s vision. Full job description here. Applicants should email Chrissy McGowan at

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum seeks experienced freelance Preparator/ Art Handlers for part time biannual month long show changes and occasional small installation and deinstallation jobs. Occasional weekend work maybe needed dependent on exhibition. Candidate will be organized, reliable, professional, and have a minimum of two years experience in art handling, packing, and exhibition installation. Must be experienced with power and hand tools. Carpentry/Fabrication skills and media installation experience are a plus. Must be able to commute to Ridgefield, CT via personal vehicle. Responsibilities include working in conjunction with curators, artists, registrar, head preparator/facilities manager and facilities/exhibitions coordinator. The job entails safely unpacking/packing artwork, completing packing forms, and art handling and installation within ten separate galleries. General gallery maintenance such as painting, patching, etc. may be required. Competitive hourly pay rate is based on experience. Please submit your resume and cover letter in PDF formats with the subject line "Freelance Art Handler" to and rcooke@aldrichart.orgQualified candidates only. No calls please.

The Yale Center for British Arts seeks a Curator of Paintings and Sculpture. Reporting to the Chief Curator of Art Collections, and working alongside the Curator of Sculpture, the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture will be a key member of the Center’s curatorial team and will participate actively in a wide range of curatorial activities in the Department, at the Center, and in collaboration with other institutions across the University, as well as in the wider world of art historical scholarship. Under the supervision of the Chief Curator, the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture will oversee, steward, and develop the Yale Center for British Art’s collection of over 2,000 paintings and 200 pieces of sculpture, the most important collection of its kind outside the United Kingdom. She/he is responsible for the installation, interpretation, documentation and growth of the Center’s collection of paintings and sculpture; will propose and execute temporary exhibitions as well as serve as in-house curator for traveling exhibitions from other institutions; will participate actively in the scholarly life of the Center by undertaking research and publication within the field of British art and may teach in the department of Art History; initiating research on acquisitions, loans, and on the permanent collection; fielding public inquiries; representing the department on Gallery and University committees. In keeping with the Center’s profile as a museum and research center, the successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarly research and publication in the history of British art and a thorough knowledge of the history of British art, especially of the long eighteenth century. S/he works with the senior leadership at the Center to cultivate prospective donors, foundations, corporate sponsors and related entities to support all activities of her/his departments, as well as the growth of collections. Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Art History and five years of curatorial experience or an equivalent education and experience. Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at


The Yale Center for British Art seeks a Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Reporting to the Chief Curator of Art Collections, the Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs will be a key member of the Center’s curatorial team and will participate actively in a wide range of curatorial activities in the Department, at the Center, and in collaboration with other institutions across the University, as well as in the wider world of art historical scholarship. Under the supervision of the Chief Curator, the Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs will oversee, steward, and develop the Yale Center for British Art’s collection of over 22,000 drawings, 40,000 prints and a growing collection of nearly 1,000 photographs, the most important collection British works on paper outside the United Kingdom. She/he is responsible for the administration and organization of the Center’s Study Room and management of the department’s curatorial assistants who support that space. S/he is responsible for the interpretation, documentation and growth of the Center’s collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs; will propose and execute temporary exhibitions as well as serve as in-house curator for traveling exhibitions from other institutions; will participate actively in the scholarly life of the Center by undertaking research and publication within the field of British art and may teach in the department of Art History; initiating research on acquisitions, loans, and on the permanent collection; fielding public inquiries; representing the department on Gallery and University committees. In keeping with the Center’s profile as a museum and research center, the successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarly research and publication in the history of British art and a thorough knowledge of the history of British art, especially of the long eighteenth century. S/he works with the senior leadership at the Center to cultivate prospective donors, foundations, corporate sponsors and related entities to support all activities of her/his departments, as well as the growth of collections. Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Art History and five years of curatorial experience or an equivalent education and experience. Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Creative Arts Workshop: Executive Director 
The Discovery Museum: Exhibits Technician
Greenwich Land Trust: Communications Manager
International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Development Manager
Westport Country Playhouse: P/T Box Office and Concessions Associate
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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
August 23: Levitt Foundation AMP Program Application Webinar

Sept. c1: J.M. Kaplan Fund: Furthermore Publishing Project Grants Deadline
Sept. c8: Doris Duke Foundation Building Bridges Program
Sept. 11: NEA Our Town Grant Deadline

Dec. c1: New England Touring (NEST) Grant Deadline for projects after March 1, 2018

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