Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - June 8, 2018

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
June 8, 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
Our 2018 ACE Breakfast Awards this past week recognizde and celebrated the individuals, organizations and businesses that have made significant artistic and cultural contributions to our community, as well as those who have supported the arts and culture sector through volunteerism and/or patronage. It was a fantastic program! Robin Tauck, co-founder of the TRIP Foundation, captivated the audience with her keynote address and made an incredibly generous challenge to help us complete the funding of our new website (see below). This year’s recipients represented the depth of talent in Fairfield County, the interconnections among them, and the tremendous commitment by those who strive to make our area an attractive place to live, work and play. Our thanks to Megan Bonneau McCool, Dennis Bradbury, Valerie Cooper, Jim Royle, and the New England Dance Theater for all you’ve done – and what you continue to do to enhance the cultural life of our region. We also honored the life and legacy of Burt Chernow by presenting a special President’s Award to his family, in recognition of the impact he made on the arts in Fairfield County.
Photo of award winners, courtesy of Adair Heitmann. From left: James Naughton, Valerie Cooper, Robin Tauck, Dennis Bradbury, Perrin Stein, Robbin Zella, Ted Thomas, Melissa Engel, Jim Royle, Megan Bonneau McCool, Amedee Maggard, and Meg Joyce. Sitting, Ann Chernow. Click for larger image.
We were delighted to have received, in May, a $5,000 grant from the TRIP Foundation towards the cost of re-designing and re-building our Cultural Alliance website, which would also integrate our two faces: the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and At our Awards Breakfast earlier this week we were thrilled when the TRIP Foundation president (and ACE Awards keynote speaker) Robin Tauck announced that, understanding the critical role of a strong digital presence for the Cultural Alliance, challenged the audience that if we continued our campaign to complete the website redesign project, she would match all donations up to a further $2,500! This match will enable us to complete the website on time and launch the new site in late July. Please help us meet our goal! To make a donation of $10 or more, please visit this Impact Vine donation site. Thank you for your support!
Hear the producers of four day-long music festivals on International Make Music Day (June 21) talk about their line-up for the day, what they most wanted to bring to this day from their own town and what impact this will have on their town's music scene. Meet Alex Toombs from Fairfield's FTC, Lynn Colatrella from Stamford Downtown, Suzanne Kachmar from the Bridgeport Art Trail and Colin Healy of the Stratford Placemakers. This is our regular Spotlight on Arts & Culture interview show, the 2nd Monday of each month, at noon on 89.5FM. Catch podcasts of recent shows on Creating a Sustainable Future, Who Cares About Public ArtCreative Placemaking and  Adger Cowans.
More than 100 people have already had a rocking time attending SAVORCITY visits to Ruuthai's Kitchen and Bereket's Turkish Cuisine. Next on this monthly tour of the restaurants of the many diverse neighborhoods of Bridgeport is Trattoria 'A Vucchella in Downtown Bridgeport, with a prix fixe authentic Neapolitan menu for $30 (veggie option, wine pairings; wine and dessert extra). The artist Liz Squillace will be showing her latest work, while jazz singer Uma Lou, will be accompanied by Matthew Detroy, piano, and Rich Zurkowski, bass, in two sets. This event is generously sponsored by HSW Apartment Building, 1115 Main Street, and Hatch 130, the full-service design agency based in Bridgeport.  Reserve your seat here!
– Latest List by Town of Organization and Creative Business Members: here
– Latest List by Town of Artist Members: here
Connecticut Theatre Critics Circle Awards take place Mon. June 11, 7:30pm at the Westport Country Playhouse. Several members and their troupes are receiving awards or have been nominated for awards.
Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) was nominated for Outstanding Musical Theatre production for Fun Home,  which also won Kevin Connors a nomination for Best Director of a Musical. MTC's Megan O’Callaghan garnered nominations for Featured Actress in a musical and for Best Debut for her performances in The Bridges of Madison County, and Fun Home, and 
Juliet Lambert   Pratt is nominated for best actress in a musical for The Bridges of Madison County. Westport Country Playhouse: Elizabeth Stahlmann will receive an award for solo performance for Grounded. Grounded also received nominations for Yana Birykova, (projection design) and Kate Marvin (sound design). WCP's Romeo and Juliet received nominations for featured actor in a play - Peter Francis James - and costume design - Fabian Fidel Aguilar. Appropriate received nominations for set design, Andrew Boyce, lighting design, Matthew Richards, and sound design, Fitz Patton. Summer Theatre of New Canaan: Annabelle Fox nominated for best actress in a musical, Singin’ in the Rain, and also Jodi Stevens for Singin’ in the Rain. Congratulations to all - and break a leg! 
Congratulations to Fairfield Museum Executive Director Michael Jehle, for being awarded a scholarship from the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut to attend a program on non-profit management at Harvard Business School this summer. The program, Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management, is an intensive 6-day course featuring leading HBS faculty and nonprofit leaders from around the world. For each of the past thirteen years, HBS Club of CT Community Partners has granted scholarships to Connecticut nonprofit leaders to attend the school’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) executive education program. 
For the second year running The Ferguson Library was successful in its application for an NEA Big Read grant. The $13,700 award will be used to support a community-wide reading and discussion of Kevin Young’s book of poetry, The Book of Hours, next spring. The Library partnered with UConn Stamford and Stamford High School on the application. In addition to being the poetry editor for The New Yorker magazine, Kevin Young is the director of New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.  The Library has arranged for Kevin Young to come to Stamford as part of the Big Read programming. 
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum received a $20,000 grant from CT Humanities yesterday for the planning of the exhibit, Bulls of Wall Street: High Finance, Power and Social Change in Victorian America. Members of the  CT Humanities leadership, State representatives, and LMMM Board and staff celebrated receiving the grant at the Mansion. Expert advisors on the project will include, among others, Shane White, award-winning author of, Prince of Darkness, The Untold Story of Jerimiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street First Black Millionaireoptioned by actor Don Cheadle. At right, photo by Sarah Grote, from left: Scott Wands, Manager, Grants & Programs, CT Humanities; State Representative Gail LavielleSusan Gilgore, LMMM Executive Director, State Representative Terrie WoodJason Mancini, Executive Director, CT Humanities, Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board, Senator Bob Duff, and State Representative Chris Perone. Click image for larger version. More...
Cabell Molina has announced that the LOVE ART Gallery, that has been a lively part of Norwalk's Washington Street art scene is moving and transforming itself into a Pop Up Gallery, with its first iteration July 14 & 15 in downtown Westport. This weekend LOVE ART begins its moving sale, Sat. 12-9pm; Sun. 12-6pm. Meanwhile you can see a selection of Cabell's own artwork in the current Sidewalk Gallery exhibition at 18 South Main Street, at Haviland, Norwalk.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk received a $25,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for its “Accessibility for All” initiative that will help individuals and families with special needs as they consider visits to the Aquarium and other area attractions. The Aquarium will create a “one-stop” portal providing information about area attractions for special-needs guests. It will also host trainings for staffs of attractions and establish a way for institutions to share and discuss best practices and new challenges in serving this important customer group. More...
The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University has been selected as one of the host organizations for interns, as part of the Connecticut Office of the Arts 2018 Arts Workforce Initiative. Amaka Sunny-Eduputa (to the right in the photo) and Monique Allen joined the Quick Center team June 4 and will be working through August 17. Both students are seniors at Eastern Connecticut State University. Amaka is pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Business Administration and hopes to work with an advertising agency, while Monique is pursuing a degree in New Media Studies with a concentration in Performance Media and wants to work with an arts production team
Last weekend, Suzuki Music School of Westport faculty member Dr. Rafael Videira received the 'Certificate of Achievement', which recognizes teachers with a commitment to life-long learning. He received two awards: one for violin and one for viola. On June 3rd, Staples High School's Junior and Suzuki Music School of Westport's viola student, Michael Fording, performed a recital with faculty member Alexis Zingale (piano). They performed at the Suzuki School's Blake Recital Room, presenting music by Bach, Brahms, Stravinsky, and Walton.
The UNESCO Center for Global Friendship (UCGF) had a very successful spring book drive, gathering more than 6,000 English, Spanish and French books during the month-long campaign for UCGF's literacy programs that support free community and school libraries in Haiti, Jamaica and Nicaragua. “We are very grateful to our fellow socially responsible neighbors, whose diligence and generosity helped us surpass our goal this year,” an exuberant Angelucci Manigat, Jr., the executive director of UCGF. After celebrating their achievement at the Stratford Town Hall, UCGF now turns to the job of raising $20,000 to get the collected library materials to their intended destinations by this fall. More...

Beyond the Check: A Roadmap for Engaging Individual Donors,  a new report by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) looks at what motivates donors to give to the arts and what organizations can do to better engage high-net-worth donors. The report consists of three parts: a literature review revealing national trends in individual giving to all causes; the results of a survey to existing donors to GPCA’s member organizations; and 18 in-depth interviews with philanthropists in the area, 13 of whom do not significantly support arts and culture. “Arts organizations are having major social impact in neighborhoods and communities throughout the region and are often doing that with much less financial support than many people think they have,” said David Haas, trustee of the Wyncote Foundation. “This report shows that misconceptions about arts and culture funding are what hold many people back from supporting the sector."  Previous research by the GPCA found that individual giving to arts and culture nationally was down 9.7% from 2009-2012, and in Southeastern Pennsylvania it was down 12.7%. key findings from the report include:
  ● Donors support causes about which they are passionate: most frequently, these include education, religion, human services and social justice. There is insufficient awareness of how these issues intersect with arts and culture.
  ● Donors are not monolithic: differences in generation, race, gender and sexual orientation drive the issues donors care about, their approaches to giving and ways they engage with nonprofits.
  ● Donors respond to meaningful engagement beyond their checkbooks.  Personal connections and ways to contribute time and expertise are important. 
  ● Donors invest in transparent organizations: they look for organizations where they feel confident that there is strong leadership and sound financial management.
The report details ways nonprofits can engage future individual donors, including prioritizing the social impact of their work and how it intersects with causes donors care about; engaging everyone in the organization, including the board, in messaging their social impact consistently across all channels; and diversifying fundraising staff and empowering them to think strategically about outreach and engagement of diverse donors. “This research shows that the key to success in cultivating individual donors is showing an organization’s social impact on the communities it serves, from children to the elderly, from healthcare to schools and everything in between,” said Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance President, Maud Lyon. “Donors who see the arts as a solution to a community’s needs give more and more often.”

By Ariel Black, GuideStar Blog
Many people do not trust charities to use their donations appropriately. When potential donors can easily find your organization’s information, they are usually willing to be more generous with their donations. Here are five ways to improve your charity’s financial transparency.
1. Confirm Your Tax-Exempt Status
When the IRS declares your nonprofit organization a tax-exempt public charity, the organization is added to the 501(c)(3) nonprofits organization list. Charities that remain in good standing with the IRS are kept on the list. Confirming your listing provides transparency to the public and will increase your donor base and donations.
2. Establish Your GuideStar Listing
If your organization is registered with the IRS as tax exempt, you have a Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. In addition to Guide-Star publishing your IRS Form 990 inform-ation, you can also include information about your organization's accomplishments, board members, goals, mission, needs, and programs. It is important, especially if your organization is a smaller nonprofit, to regularly update your Nonprofit Profile in order to connect with new donors.
3. Become Accredited
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is not only for for-profit business. The Wise Giving Alliance is a division catering to the needs of nonprofits. This division provides the Accredited Charity Seal
given to nonprofits that meet the BBB’s standards for accountability, for nonprofits to display on their websites. Even if your nonprofit chooses not to apply for the Wise Giving Alliance Seal, its standard for accountability is an excellent guide for ethical practices. 
4. File IRS Form 990
Your IRS Form 990 is in the public domain. Some nonprofits choose to post their filed Forms 990 on their websites for easy public access. You can also upload your Form 990 to your Guide-Star Nonprofit Profile as soon as you file it with the IRS. When people have questions regarding your financial efficacy, they can see your tax return for themselves. Your nonprofit’s tax exemption will be automatically revoked if you fail to file your 990 for three consecutive years: a red flag for donors. As a 501(c)(3), you must embrace the values of accountability and transparency as an ethical leader. By posting your tax return, you reinforce your organization's dedication to accountability.
5. File Past Financial Information
If you missed filing your 2015 or 2016 990, file them immediately. Small nonprofits whose gross receipts are less than $50,000 per year need to file IRS Form 990-N, the Electronic Notice (e-Postcard). There is a common misconception that small non-profits do not need to file a Form 990-N annually; but your nonprofit’s tax-exempt status will be revoked after three years of not filing Form 990-N. Use an IRS-authorized e-filer to file any missing returns.

Rennie McQuilkin, the Poet Laureate for the State of Connecticut since July 1, 2015, is stepping down from his position because of illness. The CT Office of the Arts has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the position of Connecticut Poet Laureate. As the state's representative poet, the Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Connecticut citizens. A poet must be nominated by a Connecticut resident. A self-nomination will not be accepted and no award will be given posthumously. The nomination deadline is Friday, July 6, 2018. Nominators and interested poets are advised to read the guidelines for more information.

The Regional Initiative (REGI) Grant Program supports small community arts projects. REGI is a good fit for applicants that intend to use small arts-based projects to engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, or that bring neighborhoods together. REGI grant requests range from $1,000 to $4,000. Grants have to be matched by no less than 25% (of which 25% may be from in-kind contributions). Click here for the Guidelines; Click here to register for a recorded COA webinar. In-person 20-30-minute consultations with Cultural Alliance of fairfield County staff are available Tues June 12 and Wed June 13, 9am-5pm. Sign-Up Here (email). If you have read the Guidelines, and have watched the relevant part of the webinar, and still have questions or need advice, you may send an email requesting a 20-30-minute free consultation at the offices of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, 301 West Avenue, Norwalk. First come, first served.  Questions: 203-256-2329 or email.
The deadline for the Arts Learning grants has been extended to July 11. Connections & Correlationsfocused on PK-12 school day curriculum, provides funding for an extension of Arts Access experiences that begin to make connections between arts experience(s) and PK-12 curriculum. Projects may include professional development and, if engaging a teaching artist MUST use at least one teaching artist from COA's Directory of Teaching Artists in the "Connecting" or "Integrating" category. Grant requests must range between $3,000 - $5,000. Click for Guidelines. The Arts Integration category provides funding for sequential arts learning experiences that weave ideas and concepts between and among arts and non-arts disciplines, effectively advancing knowledge and/or skills in an arts discipline while concurrently advancing knowledge and/or skills in other disciplines. Projects may include professional development. Projects engaging a teaching artist MUST engage at least one teaching artist from COA's Directory of Teaching Artists in the "Integrating" category. Grant requests must range between $5,000 - $10,000.

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences.
All Digital Projects for the Public projects should: present analysis deepening public under-standing of significant humanities ideas; incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media profession-als; reach a broad public through realistic plans for development, marketing, distribution; create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity for sustainability. All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal.  NEH also welcomes applications for non-promotional digital components of a larger project. For these projects, you should explain how the digital platform will enrich the users’ learning experience and engagement. For instance, if your request is for a mobile experience that would operate within a museum or would work in conjunction with a film, you should explain how this project element will substantially add to the audience’s learning experience.

Announced to the public in 1992, the Aaron Copland Fund was created by the composer to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music. The fund operates three programs to support performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. The Performance Program is open to applications, with a deadline of June 30. Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming. See eligibility requirements and guidelines Create an account or log in here.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
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Terry Ibele with Wild Apricot recommends three hashtag strategies for raising your profile on social media. Ibele reports that hashtags can have a big impact - but there is a limit. TrackMaven found that engagement decreases after 11 hashtags are used on Instagram, and after just one hashtag on Twitter. However:
● Tweets with hashtags (no more than two) increase engagement by 200% and are 55% more likely to be retweeted.
● Facebook posts with one or two hashtags see higher engagement.
● Using hashtags on Instagram (remember, no more than 11) increases engagement overall by 12.6%.
Here are his three hashtag strategies.
1. Giveaways: where you give something away in return for following you and sharing a specific hashtag. For example,  Cruise Line International Association, for 31 days, entered anyone who posted a selfie with the hashtags #CruiseSmile and #Sweepstakes into a weekly draw for a cruise. 83,000 people entered the giveaway and followed them on social media! While you may not be able to give away a cruise, what about a gift basket, an event ticket, or a membership?
2. Donations: while including #donate in your posts won't necessarily bring in the money, there are some strategies that have worked. FEED, for example, that provides meals to American families, asked supporters to collect donations from friends by hosting dinner parties and using #FEEDsupper when they posted images of their dinners. Within a month, thousands were hosting dinner parties (even Martha Stewart) and spreading word about #FEEDsupper. By the end of the campaign, FEED raised enough money to provide more than two million meals for children and families in need. So consider inspiring your supporters to donate through a community initiative, like a dinner, run, or a clean-up, and share the experience with their friends using a hashtag you’ve created.
3. Inspire a Movement: Truth, committed to ending cigarette smoking, created the hashtag campaign #FinishIt alongside a short, educational video explaining the detrimental effects of secondhand smoke on pets. While the video did the work of conveying the message, the hashtag gave people an easy way to share the video and talk about its message. Besides the video being viewed nearly three million times, the Johns Hopkins University's Department of Health, Behavior and Society found the hashtag campaign resulted in a significant increase in anti-tobacco attitudes and reduced intentions to smoke over time among 15-21 year olds. One way to measure how effective your hashtag is is to use Tweet Binder, which can show you how many times any hashtag was tweeted within the last 30 days. When creating your hashtag, just remember to keep it short, simple, memorable, and tap into a feeling of personal connection with your supporters.


In her June 1, 2018 column in Philanthropy News Digest, Allison Shirk offers some foundation dating advice. Her "If You've Met One Foundation...You've Met One Foundation, she emphasizes the fact that every foundation is unique: "There are two critical components of success to grant-writing that have nothing to do with how well you craft your proposal — research and cultivation. Or in dating terms, getting to know you and courting. First, you have to research the foundation. If you were dating, this would be like checking out someone's online profile. A grantwriter, instead, checks out the foundation's profile in Foundation Directory Online and spends some time with its 990-PFs. If the foundation issues publications, you'll want to flip through them and take note of the terminology the foundation uses and its stance with respect to your issue. If the foundation has a website, read through the program guidelines, application information, and any FAQs on the site. As you do, keep an eye out for the foundation's preferences and restrictions. What has it funded in the past and at what level? A quick review of its tax returns (those 990-PFs) should give you a good sense of its giving patterns. One of my favorite things about Foundation  Directory Online is its mapping feature, which allows you to suss out whether a foundation has ever made a grant to a nonprofit in your city, county, or district, as well who the grant went to and the grant amount. Powerful information. It's like peeking into someone's dating history and learning how long the relationship lasted and how serious it was! Second, make a plan for cultivating the foundation. Put on your best courting hat and give the foundation a call, write an email, or send them a letter of inquiry. Share your idea or describe your project. Be sure to put your best foot forward but remember that it's okay to show your vulnerable side. Describe your organization's strengths and the areas where it could use some help, and be sure to give the foundation a clear picture of what a relationship between the two of you would look like. Understand, too, that the foundation is likely to have its own ideas about such a relationship, and be ready to compromise. Someone once told me that love is a competition in generosity. How can we as nonprofits reciprocate foundation generosity? Be a good communicator. Remember the little things. Anticipate the foundation's needs. Nurture the relationship. In grantmaking terms, follow through and follow up. Send progress reports. Share stories with the foundation that illustrate the impact you're having and provide it with media it can use for its own communications purposes. Do whatever you need to do to help the foundation feel good about its grant all year long. Remember, if you've met one foundation, you've met one foundation. Each foundation is different, and they all have their own ambitions and boundaries. Building a strong relationship with a funder takes time and persistence. But when the relationship is strong, it can be one of the best things that ever happened to your nonprofit and will repay the energy you put into it many times over.
Coming Up...
Oct 12-14: Connecticut Book Awards: Westport Library

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum  seeks an energetic fundraising professional to join the team as Development Director. Working closely with the Co-Directors and the Development and Marketing teams, the Development Director is a seasoned development professional with a solid understanding of and experience with all fundraising techniques, including major donor solicitation, corporate and foundation grant-seeking, grant writing, government grant development, special events and annual fundraising. The Development Director will be responsible for building and maintaining an active roster of individual donors to the Museum, with a specific focus on upper level patrons and new prospects. The Development Director will also be responsible for identifying, cultivating and stewarding relationships with key institutional and government funders to support fundraising efforts and meet annual fundraising goals. As a frontline fundraiser, the Development Director will be responsible for researching, initiating, implementing, assessing and evolving creative fundraising strategies to maximize donor engagement. The Development Director will take a lead role in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual patrons at all levels; overseeing the critical Annual Fund Campaign; acting as a liaison for the Museum’s board of trustees; and partnering with other team members to manage the Museum’s benefit events. S/he will also lead efforts for institutional and government donors, to steward existing funders, expand the roster of funders through active prospecting, and managing the proposal and reporting process. The successful candidate will be an independent thinker with a collaborative spirit, have enthusiasm for and knowledge of contemporary art, and will bring fresh thinking about how to evolve and expand the museum’s donor base at all levels, through online, in print, and in person outreach. S/he will have a demonstrated capacity to build and steward meaningful relationships with donors and work diplomatically with the public and will have the ability to represent the institution in a professional manner. The position requires excellent writing, communications, organizational skills and attention to detail; exemplary follow through; the ability to work both independently and in a team; and a proven track record for thinking creatively and strategically to increase non-profit revenue streams. Full details here.

The Silvermine School of Art is seeking a full-time Administrative Registrar. The hours are Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, although the candidate must be available to work some weekends. The Registrar position is highly administrative, and strongly customer service oriented, which contributes towards the smooth operation of the School Office. We are looking for someone who is friendly, patient, can easily adapt to different customer situations and learn new systems. The Registrar position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the operations of a well-established non-profit community art school. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred; strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization; proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in a diversified workload; highly detail-oriented, organized and motivated with a positive attitude; must have computer knowledge, including, but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; proven success in written communication, including proofreading and editing; team player, comfortable with collaborative work environment. Responsibilities: register students via phone, mail and in person; advise students on course options; notify students of course or workshop changes (postpone, reschedule, or cancel); contact faculty with enrollment numbers; confirm and cancel; work with faculty in all capacities; design and layout all email blasts through Cconstant Contact; maintain database in all capacities; update database each semester with new course and workshop schedule; prepare refund requests for school financial manager for canceled classes and workshops; update and edit website for school data, photos and event information; design flyers and posters for school; maintain mailing lists; and coordinate and schedule private lessons. Valued: non-profit employment experience; office administration experience; art background helpful. Silvermine School of Art provides year-round courses designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. In addition to the adult program, the school features courses for junior and youth, Summer Art Programs, and classes for young children and parents to experience art together. Send cover letter and resume to Applicants must include cover letter. No phone calls. Full description here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Bedford Playhouse: Executive Director
Kennedy Center/Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative: Expressive Arts Facilitator/Therapist
Philip Johnson Glass House: Visitor Center/Design Store Associate
Wallace Foundation: Director of Arts
Westport Country Playhouse: P/T Box Office and Concessions Associate.
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June 20: NEA Our Town - How to Apply Webinar
June 20: NEA: Register/renew registration for July 12 ArtWorks deadline
June 20: CT Office of the Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Application Deadline
June 20: NEH: Digital Projects for the Public Application Deadline
June 27: CT Office of the Arts: Supporting Arts Grants Application Deadline
June 27: NEA Our Town - Tips & Tricks Application Webinar
June 27: American Society for Interior Designers, Transform Application Deadline
June 30: Copland Foundation: Performance Program Application Deadline

July c6: CT Humanities Quick Grant Application Deadline
July c6: CT Humanities Fake News: Is it Real? Grant Application Deadline
July 11: CT Office of the Arts: Arts Learning Grants: Extended Deadline
July 12: NEA: ArtWorks Application Deadline

Aug. c1: NEH: Infrastructure & Capacity Building Challenge Grants: Application Deadline
Aug. c3: CT Humanities Quick Grant Application Deadline
Aug. c3: CT Humanities Project Planning, Implementation, and Capacity Grants  
              Application Deadline
Aug. c9: NEA: Our Town Grants Application Deadline

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