May 9, 2014

Americans for the Arts’ Creative Industries reports are now available online. Pulling data from Dun & Bradstreet, the Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports offer a research-based approach to understanding the scope and importance of the arts to the nation’s economy. Creative Industries is the first national study that encompasses both the nonprofit and for-profit arts industries. Due to licensing agreements, you will be asked to log in and agree to the user term agreements before viewing the reports.

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May 8, 2014

State Budget Update May 2014

Late last week, the legislature and the Governor agreed on a final budget for FY15.    The Committee makes no changes to the Arts Commission (arts grants)  allocation of $ 1,797,830.  A new $525,000 line item is for a consortium of seven art museums (Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bruce Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, Hill-Stead Museum, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Mattatuck Museum, and New Britain Museum of American Art).  Litchfield Jazz Festival also received a new line item allocation of $50,000.    The complete budget can be found here, with the Department of Economic and Community Development budget begining on page 11.