Video and Resources from Arts Community Meeting

On April 7, CAA hosted an Arts Community Meeting with guest speaker Liz Shapiro, State Director of Arts, Preservation and Museums, within the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). Over two hundred arts administrators, artists, and advocates participated on Zoom and Facebook Live!

In addition to updates about programs and resources available through the Office of the Arts, Liz spoke about eligibility for Federal and State relief, including small business loans, unemployment benefits, and NEA funding. Liz also had words of support and encouragement for the cultural community:

Our thanks to everyone who attended and to those who submitted some excellent questions and comments for Liz to address.

If you’d like to re-watch or were not able to attend, you can click here to watch a video of the Zoom meeting through Facebook. (A Facebook account is not required.)

For links to additional resources during this public health and financial crisis, please visit the COVID-19 Response and Resource List on the CAA website.

Author: Connecticut Arts Alliance

The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) was founded in 2005 as an advocacy organization to ensure that the arts remain central to life in Connecticut. The organization strives to promote and underscore the value of all achievements of the arts industry and all of the ways in which the arts improve daily life for residents of the State. Among its most visible programs are assisting with workshops for the annual Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol organized by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and providing advocacy guidance and resources in concert with the Office of the Arts and regional arts service organizations. The organization works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, to increase funding for the arts, and to influence public funding decisions and actions that affect the arts.