Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - Sept. 20, 2019

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
September 20, 2019
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit membership 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. Find out more and sign up here. 

The CT Office of the Arts (COA) will announce the recipients of the FY20 Regional Initiative (REGI) grant awards, including those made in our region, on Mon. Sept. 23 at: 
We have added a new Space Issues section to our website, under “Resources”. This presents reports on our 2016 “Creative Spaces” conference, materials from a “Creating Popups in Vacant Stores” event held this June, with links to a video of presentations made by Jackie Lightfield and Margaret Bodell, an edited transcript and a link to a 5-page “Summary Report,” as well as a link to SpaceFinder Connecticut – a free service for listing or browsing available spaces for arts and cultural use.
All those working in arts and culture venues are encouraged to sign up for a free ADA Principles & Practice Workshop at Stepping Stones Museum for Children on Tues. Oct. 1. For more information click hereTo register, CLICK HERE.

All Newsletters for the last 3 years are available in our archive. You can check all recent newsletters on our website at Newsletter Archive, under Resources.
– Latest List by Town of Organization and Creative Business Members: here
– Latest List by Town of Artist Members: here

Executive Director: T.D. Ellis
Music Director: Christopher Hisey

Connecticut has a new orchestra: The Connecticut Philharmonic. A long-time dream of music director Christopher Hisey, CTPhil will provide the state with the highest possible standard of music performance. Chris has determined to offer a wide range of programming, including works for full orchestra as well for chamber ensembles. The group’s planned repertoire includes both standard and contemporary pieces and will feature world class composers and soloists from our area and beyond. As “Connecticut’s Orchestra,” performances will take place in a variety of venues throughout Connecticut, providing access to as many people as possible.  Hisey is a noted conductor and music educator who serves as the Music Director of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras and has conducted concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and China, with such notable musicians as Sir James Galway, Tim Janis, Jackie Evancho, James Dunham, and many more. He also serves as Music Director of the American Chamber Orchestra. Co-founder of the CTPhil is T.D. Ellis, a professional bassoonist for over 30 years, and principal bassoon and personnel manager of the Greater Bridgeport, Ridgefield and Wallingford Symphonies, he has appeared as a soloist with the Ridgefield Symphony, Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra and Western CT Youth Orchestra. The Philharmonic’s first official performances will be Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” with the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet on Nov. 23, 1pm and 6pm at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts.
Franklin Street Works, New Paradigm Theatre Company and Silvermine Arts Center all received ARTE-accesible grants to support activities that enhance program offerings and provide greater participation and understanding in the arts by all persons with or without disabilities and to all individuals regardless of language. Franklin Street Works received $2,900 to provide ELL docent/ASL translated curator tours of exhibitions, a Spanish language self-guided tour handout, and captioning videos which expands educational programming.
New Paradigm Theatre Company received $3,000 to support staff training and audience accessibility services for an upcoming production, and to hire a behavior therapist, an ASL specialist and interpreter.
Silvermine Arts Center received $3,000 for its ArtAbility program – engaging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a variety of art classes.
The Bruce Museum received a $5 million gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, towards its Campaign for the New Bruce, to fund its new Education Wing. The gift will enable The Bruce to double the number of schoolchildren served (currently 25,000 across our region). The new Education Wing will include new classrooms, quadrupling its size and enabling the accommodation of over 200 students per day in grades K-12. For a number of these students, a school trip to the Bruce will be their first encounter with a museum. With the Cohen Foundation’s gift, the Campaign for the New Bruce is now more than 80 percent of the way toward the construction goal of $45 million. When complete, the Museum will have expanded from 30,000 to more than 70,000 square feet, adding state-of-the-art exhibition galleries for art and science, new education spaces, and a restaurant, auditorium, and meeting spaces that will make the Museum a vibrant center for the Greenwich community.
Connect-Us Executive Director Pam Lewis this summer presented, with theatre artist and PhD student Olivia Hartle, at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s National Conference in New York City. In their session, titled “Performative Practices and Pedagogies for Youth and Community Engagement,” Pam and Olivia shared the work of Connect-Us with over 45 artists, educators, and scholars from all over the country. 
Elisa Contemporary Art will be exhibiting the work of four artists, including Cultural Alliance members Nina Bentley and Dale Najarian at the Fall Affordable Art Fair Sept. 25-29, in Booth D23 on the 1st floor at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., New York. You can meet and talk with the artists on Sat. Sept 28 (Nina at 12:30pm and Dale at 2pm). Complimentary VIP Tickets are available for all four days of the show. Click hereselect "Tickets" and then "Gallery Private View" and 1 or 2 tickets. The VIP Preview ticket will admit one person each to all of the fair days.
The Fairfield University Art Museum has received a second Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $8,312.30. This grant will allow the museum to complete Phase 2 of the James Reed Print Collection project. These funds will pay for archival storage boxes for the over 1000 prints in the collection, so that they can be rehoused, as well as new dataloggers to record the temperature and humidity in the spaces where the prints are stored. The grant for Phase 1 paid for a conservation assessment of the collection. 
The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center saw construction begin this week on its new state-of-the-art museum collections storage and research facility partially funded by a Good to Great grant from DECD. The storage area’s dedicated HVAC system will maintain the space at the correct temperature and humidity to conserve the Museum’s thousands of fragile artifacts, documents, pamphlets, ledgers, journals, books, glass photo plates, and ephemera. The Good to Great project, for which a 25% match was required, is part of the Museum’s larger “It’s Our Turn to Make History” site transformation and capital campaign. Board President Rhonda Hill commented: “With better access to our collections, we now can more easily create new experiences for visitors, both online and on site.” The Good to Great grant program provides state bond funding for capital projects that link art, history, and tourism to enhance visitors’ experiences. More...
KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) welcomes Bridgeport resident and minister, Rev. Sara D. Scott-Smith, to its Board of Directors. Rev. Sara serves as the Senior Minister of United Congregational Church of Bridgeport, the oldest institution in Bridgeport, gathered in 1695. She serves as the President/CEO of nOURish BRIDGEPORT, a volunteer-powered, food-centered, and community-anchored nonprofit, that she founded in 2010. Originally from Kentucky, Rev. Sara has been an ordained United Church of Christ minister since 1996. A leader in the Bridgeport community, she is the past Board Chair for the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport and currently serves on the Board for the Center for Family Justice, the Green Village Initiatives, the YMCA-Bridgeport, and City Lights Gallery. 
Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet (NMYB) has moved. It is taking over the Soma Samadhi suite at 112 Main Street, Norwalk, in the Broward Plaza. The new space has two beautiful studios, a state-of-the-art sound system, a reception area, free and plentiful parking, two locker rooms and even a water bottle refill station. All classes going forward will be at 112 Main Street. NMYB has created a fund to help with the expenses of the move. Donations are still welcome - and everyone is welcome to visit NMYB's new space.
The Norwalk Symphony (NSO) is partnering with the Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts through a grant provided to develop a new educational pilot program reaching middle and high school students in underserved populations. The NSO will test master classes, guest conductors, and other collaborative measures with two local schools and two regional after-school programs. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with Norwalk Symphony musicians and its Artistic Director, and will then engage with the full orchestra at dress rehearsals and through performance opportunities in a pre-concert setting. Transportation for students to the Norwalk Concert Hall is generously provided through the grant. Integration with other academic disciplines is contemplated as this new outreach program grows and develops.
Sacred Heart University is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the consecration of its University Chapel throughout the year. The celebrations began Sept. 18 with a chapel rededication liturgy presided over by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Papal Nuncio, and followed by a youth festival. The chapel serves not just religious services, but also as a gathering place for guest lecturers, in-depth discussions, musical celebrations and more. David Coppola, senior vice president of administration and planning, oversaw the chapel building project from its planning phases to the final installation of its beautiful stained-glass windows. Coppola said celebrating the anniversary gives the SHU community an opportunity to look back at its history and look ahead to its future. The chapel features dazzling mosaics by famous Jesuit artist Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, who also designed the chapel's windows, with colors chosen specifically to evoke meditation. See a calendar of upcoming celebrations, including a colloquium Tues Sept 25 on The Chapel Artwork of Fr. Mark Rupnik.
The Westport Cinema Initiative is changing its name and evolving as an organization. Inspired by Ridgefield's Prospector Theater, which shows first-run films and actively employs people with disabilities, a group of Westporters, focused on increasing employment for those with physical and intellectual disabilities, turned to the Westport Cinema Initiative, that has been working for years to open a cinema downtown. Now the groups have merged and are ready to bring a cinema to Westport that will train and employ people with disabilities. It will be called the Remarkable Theater, in honor of the longtime, beloved bookstore at the corner of Main Street and Parker Harding Plaza. It will be designed to be a "state-of-the-art, independent arthouse theater." Among the Westporters working on the Remarkable Theater (above; click for larger image) are: front (from left): Joanna Borner, Marina Derman, Deirdre Teed, Stacie Curran; rear: Doug Tirola, Kristin Ehrlich, Angie Wormser, State Representative Jonathan Steinberg, and Diane Johnson. A $50,000 grant from the Department of Developmental Services will pay for equipment and movie screenings. Pop-up screenings could begin before the theater opens, which organizers hope to be 2 years from now.
Westport Country Playhouse has organized a plentitude of engagements leading up to the opening of Lynn Nottage's play Mlima's Tale, about a magnificent and beloved Kenyan elephant named Mlima, hunted for his coveted ivory tusks. This past week the Westport Library showed the related documentary When Lambs Become Lions; there is now a series of excellent posts on the WCP blog - by Joshua Williams, writer and director at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, whose research follows the political figure of the animal in African theatre and performance; Jim Knox, Curator of Education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; and James Green, Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Assistant Curator of African Art at Yale University Art Gallery. Then the playwright herself appears for A Conversation with Lynn Nottage, Sun. Sept. 29. Performances of the play begin Oct. 1, with opening night Sat. Oct. 5.
Westport Historical Societyis re-launching as the Westport Museum for History & Culture. The name change will take effect Sept. 28, with the launch of its 2019/20 exhibit Becoming Westport, which features archetypes of individuals who helped build the town, from colonial settlement through the 20th century. The name change is part of a strategic planning process, AALSH's Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs) that the Board participated in 2014-17. While the Board voted to change the name in 2017, it decided to wait to formalize it until now, when several milestones have been reached. "We’ve been working hard toward meeting best practices of museums nationwide, including providing interactive exhibits and programming that use our local story as a relatable way to explore regional and national stories,” said Westport Museum Executive Director, Ramin Ganeshram. “The name change reflects the work we have done toward this goal to date and the national recognition we have received for it.” More...
Westport School of Music has hired three new faculty (left to right in photo): Melanie Sasaki (Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase) will teach upper strings and piano. She plays in the Greater Bridgeport and Ridgefield Symphonies. Dave Childs (Berklee College of Music) will teach classical and jazz piano to students of all ages. And cellist Sarah Shreder (University of Connecticut) who has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, and currently performs with the Bridgeport, Ridgefield and Wallingford Symphonies, is the professor of cello at the University of Bridgeport.
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SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research, has released the 2019 Arts Vibrancy Index Report. Like its four predecessors, this year’s edition draws upon a set of data-informed indices to identify arts-vibrant communities across the U.S. In addition to a map scoring every county in the U.S., the report highlights the top 20 most arts-vibrant large communities and the top 10 medium and top 10 small communities. While no community in CT makes the list, overall Fairfield County, like 4 other of the 8 counties of CT, achieved an overall vibrancy score in the 80-89 percentile. The score comes from five factors: arts providers (Fairfield County was in the 94th percentile); arts dollars (85%); government support (84%); socio-economic (99%) and Other leisure indicators (71% - ranging between 94% zoo and botanical rank to 49th percentile in hotel rank). The overall Arts Vibrancy Index is composed of three dimensions examined on a per capita basis: supply, demand and government support. Supply is assessed by the total number of arts providers in the community, including the number of arts and culture organizations and employees, independent artists, and entertainment firms. Demand is gauged by the total nonprofit arts dollars in the community, including program revenue, contributed revenue, total expenses and total compensation. Lastly, the level of government support is based on state and federal arts dollars and grants. The 5 top-ranked metropolitan areas were New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington DC; the top medium sized cities were: Santa Fe, NM; Pittsfield, MA; San Rafael CA; Missoula, MT; and Charlottesville, VA; and the top 5 small cities (10-50,000) were: Jackson WY; Summit Park UT; Steamboat Springs, CO; Bennington, VT; and Vineyard Haven, MA. See the report website; and the vibrancy map 
The heads of the five foundations leading this initiative are: Patrick Gaspard of the Open Society Foundations; Julia Stasch, until last week president of the MacArthur Foundation; Larry Kramer of Hewlett; Carol Larson of Packard; and Darren Walker of Ford.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that five CEOs of America's wealthiest foundations, Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, Open Society, and Packard, have come together to pledge "to do more to help grantees pay for rent, decent wages, technology, and other overhead." The foundation leaders said they were embarking on a major campaign to encourage all other grant makers to join them to help cover essential operating costs. The heads of Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, Open Society, and Packard said they had spent two years studying the challenges faced by nonprofits and learned that many of the organizations they supported — including large, prominent, household-name organizations — face major deficits because of stingy policies that provide just a sliver of the money they need to operate and run projects. According to the article, unlike many other foundations, which don’t provide any overhead subsidies, most of the five were providing such dollars but realized it was not enough. "We funders like to think that we are fair in our funding in terms of administrative costs, overhead, etc., when in fact we kid ourselves," said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. "We’re not being honest with ourselves if we think that [paying] 10 percent of overhead actually covers the true administration of our project grants." All five foundations, reports The Chronicle, plan to try different approaches over the coming months.

Chamber Music America (CMA)'s Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. Incentives encourage each Consortium to invite one of the 236 CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the race, gender and jazz style of the ensembles that the consortium partners have chosen to present. A Consortium consists of one Lead Presenter, two Presenter Partners, and up to three Ensembles. The Consortium presenters may be located within the same state, but must be located in different cities or regional areas at least 50 miles apart. The engagements may consist of one or multiple concert events. The Consortium partners may create a single program that travels to each venue or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). Concerts are not required to be on consecutive dates. All activity must take place between Jan. 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The program will fund up to 75% of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $10,000 per Consortium partner or $30,000 per Consortium. In addition, CMA offers an incentive to program its New Jazz Works commissions. Each Consortium partner that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble will receive an additional $1,000, provided the ensemble performs the commission in its entirety. Guidelines here.

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the national service, advocacy, and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts invites applications for its Cultural Exchange Fund,  a travel grant program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that assists U.S.-based APAP members in building partnerships and collaborations outside the United States. Through the program, grants of up to $2,000 (for individuals) or $10,000 (for groups) will be awarded in support of opportunities for presenting organizations and individual artists to experience the work of artists from around the world in its original cultural context, or to develop and advance projects with foreign artists and their collaborators. APAP strongly encourages, but does not limit, travel to the following areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. APAP also highly encourages group applications and will provide the lead partner organization (i.e., the APAP member submitting the application on behalf of the group) with extra funds to offset the additional time and investment required to organize the trip. To be eligible, applicants must be an active member of APAP at the time of submission and membership must extend at least one month beyond the proposed travel dates. U.S.-based presenting organizations, agents, managers, producers, individual artists, and groups of presenting professionals are eligible to apply. See the Association of Performing Arts Professionals website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

The Norwalk Leadership Institute is a ten-session professional development program, organized by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce,  aimed at those seeking to get more involved in their workplace and/or in the community. Through a series of informative and interactive sessions, this program provides insight into the community and its key issues, while also affording the opportunity to learn and work with others in an intimate and collegial environment. If you are looking to become a leader within your workplace and/or in the local community this program is a must! The cost is $1,000; scholarships of $750 are available. Nonprofits are encouraged to seek their own sponsors. The program runs from Oct 16 to April 15 with sessions on: Overview and Tour of Norwalk; Communications Workshop; Regional Demographics and Workforce Development; Local Government; Economic Development; Education; Health & Public Safety; Human and Social Services; leadership and Community Development and a Graduation Breakfast. Applications are due by Oct. 11. Download the brochure with registration information, here.

The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance) has announced its Fall Training Calendar. Highlights include:

Sept. 30, Oct. 2, & Oct. 4
Post University, Waterbury, CT
Formalize your knowledge and understanding of industry best practices, project manage-ment standards, and leadership skills, with this 3-part certificate series. This program is designed to review and emphasize the project processes and knowledge areas, terms, tools, and formulas as well as extend the knowledge base into soft skills such as communication, conflict management, team development and leadership. 

October 8, Hartford 
In this action-oriented, hands-on workshop, participants explore a range of coaching insights to foster a proactive development environment. The program provides tips and techniques for immediate skill application. Participants are also provided with the opportunity to develop an employee specific coaching plan.

October 28 & 29, Post University
Learn to craft successful grant applications to increase your organization's financial stability and sustainability! Designed for novice grant seekers who will receive a comprehensive introduction to the world of grant proposals.
Professional Development Events Coming Up
Sept. 21: Regional Dance Development Initiative, New England Now, Info Meeting, Wesleyan University
Sept 26: NEMA Workshop: Understanding Repatriation and Restitution, Providence
Oct. 3: CT Main Streets: Retail in the Age of Disruption, Ferguson Library, Stamford
Oct. 11: Deadline for registering with Norwalk Leadership Institute
 Oct. 30: New England Foundation for the Arts, Idea Swap. Worcester, MA
Nov. 6: The Alliance: 2019 Annual Nonprofit Conference, Hartford

invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Architectural Preservationist
This position will perform specialized duties relating to the review and approval of architectural plans and specifications for projects that impact the State's historic resources. The architectural preservationist will also work collaboratively with SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) team members to fulfill Federal and State requirements, liaise with the public as needed, and carry out the directives in the SHPO Statewide Preservation Plan. This job is based in Hartford, but will require travel throughout Connecticut. The position is full time, 35 hours per week, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday. If you applied for this position previously, please do not reapply to this posting. Purpose of Job: In the Department of Economic and Community Development, State Historic Preservation Office this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the review of preservation plans for the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures. Examples of Duties: Performs specialized duties in the review and approval of architectural plans and specifications for the restoration of historic structures; inspects restoration projects to insure compliance with proper preservation and environmental practices; reviews rehabilitation projects for compliance with the appropriate Federal standards for historic preservation projects; develops plans for making historic structures accessible to mobility-limited individuals; develops strategies to mitigate adverse impacts of Federally-funded projects on historic structures; prepares written information on preservation methods and techniques for the general public; meets with owners of historic properties to assist in the selection of appropriate methods and techniques of restoration; advises professional architects on proper practices and use of materials in restoration and rehabilitation projects; assembles and transmits documentation to the National Park Service for final review and certification; performs related duties as required. Knowledge, Skill and Ability: 
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply architectural principles, procedures, and practices; considerable knowledge of proper techniques and materials in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures; considerable knowledge of Federal and State historic preservation and environmental legislation, regulations, and procedures; considerable knowledge of building and fire safety codes; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills. Minimum Qualifications: Eight (8) years of experience in the investigation, research, or preparation of plans and specifications for preservation projects. College training in architecture, architectural preservation, American architectural history, or preservation planning may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of five (5) years for a Bachelor's degree program in architecture. A Master's degree in architecture, architectural preservation, American architectural history, or preservation planning may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience. Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of managing two or more programs concurrently; developed or managed a project tracking system or customer relations management software; managed programs that required evaluating projects using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; experience managing historic preservation related grants or tax credits; experience communicating with constituents and clients in person, over the phone, and via written correspondence. Apply here.

The Fairfield Museum & History Center seeks a Director of Developmentwho will work closely with Board and staff to oversee the planning and implementation of a multi-faceted fund development and external communications program to achieve the Museum's short- and long-term fundraising goals. Responsib-ilities: The Development Director will work closely with the Museum's Executive Director and Board to lead the following advancement activities: Planning: develop and implement a comprehensive fund development and communication plan to establish short and long-term goals and priorities; develop and implement manage-ment strategies for identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors; build and implement a fundraising program with a focus on individual giving, annual fund, membership, grants, corporate sponsorship, and special events; ensure timely communication and stewardship of existing donors. Annual Giving: Plan and coordinate annual giving campaigns; develop fundraising strategies and support the Executive Director and Board in gift solicitations; draft and oversee direct mailings, email, social media, and other forms of donor solicitation. Corporate Sponsorship: Plan and implement corporate sponsorship programs; identify and cultivate prospective corporate sponsors; develop proposals and solicit sponsorship support for Museum exhibitions, programs, and events. Grant proposals: Identify, research, and steward foundation prospects; draft proposals and reports with support from Museum staff. Prospect Research and Stewardship: Oversee and coordinate all aspects of donor relations, communication, recognition, and stewardship. External Affairs: Oversee the Marketing and PR Manager in the develop-ment of communication and marketing strategies that strengthen the Fairfield Museum's brand and grow its base of support. Major Giving: Plan and implement major gift campaigns; conduct prospect research, develop solicitation plans, and coordinate solicitation meeting with Executive Director and Board. Special Events: Manage and coordinate volunteer event committees, vendors, and staff in the execution of annual fund-raising events. Administration: Direct all work assignments of the Development Department: supervise support staff, interns, and volunteers in gift processing, donor acknowledgement, and membership fulfillment; oversee the maintenance of donor records and databases (currently in Giftworks); manage departmental budget; ensure that all development activities happen in a timely, efficient, and ethical manner; work closely with other departments to coordinate stewardship and funding opportunities with Museum programming. Other Duties as required to meet the Fairfield Museum s fund development goals. Qualifications: Successful applicants will bring creative energy, attention to detail, and enthusiasm to their work, and have 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Applicants should also clearly demonstrate their ability and experience with: planning and implementing comprehensive fund-raising campaigns that meet or exceed organizational goals; inspiring and managing a diverse team of staff, interns and volunteers; being an energetic self-starter, creative problem solver, effective leader and enthusiastic advocate of the Fairfield Museum's mission and programs. Communicating verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences; having a highly organized and efficient work ethic, and the ability to simultaneously balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; managing budgets, contracts, and working within tight deadlines. Working with Microsoft Office, project management software, and donor databases. This is a full-time, senior management position requiring occasional evening and weekend hours. Salary range $90-100,000/year, or commensurate with experience, with a generous benefit package including health, disability, dental, and life insurance, and employer-sponsored 401K. To Apply: All resumes should be sent to by October 15, 2019.

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, a growing organization, seeks an experienced, results-oriented grant writer to sustain existing relationships with funders and identify and pursue new funding sources. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to present a compelling case to grant-making organizations, track the status of applications and associated projects, and report on the results and impact of grant-funded projects to ensure funders’ enthusiasm for continued support. To apply, send an e-mail with subject line “Grant Writer,” cover letter and resume to, including descriptions of specific, recent grant achievements.

Greenwich Historical Society: Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Grantwriter
Pantochino Productions: Sound Operator
Sept. 27: Arts for Learning Cultural Arts Expo, Fairfield Woods Middle School
Sept. 27: IMLS: The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program - Application Deadline
Sept. 27: IMLS: National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program - Application Deadline 

Oct. c1: GKV Foundation, Big Idea Letter of Interest Due
Oct. c4: CT Humanities Quick Grant Applications Deadline
Oct. 11: Chamber Music America (CMA)'s Presenter Consortium for Jazz Deadline
Oct. 30: Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Cultural Exchange FundDeadline
Oct. 31: Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Philanthropic Arts/Education Application Deadline
Oct. 31: Westport Woman's Club: Community Grant Program - Application Deadline

Nov. c2: CT Humanities Planning and Implementation Grant Application Deadline
Nov. 15: IMLS: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums - Application Deadline
Nov. 15: IMLS: National Leadership Grants for Museums - Application Deadline 

Awesome Foundation: $1,000 Awesome Project Grants
CT Office of the Arts Arts Access grants
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