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Hartford area fine arts museums pursue working together as they struggle to emerge from bruising pandemic.

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | January 12, 2023

Jeffrey N. Brown, the chief executive of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, leads one of three fine arts museums in the Hartford area that plan to collaborate on marketing, exhibitions and possibly fundraising to chart a course out of a pandemic that has left the institutionsstruggling. Here, Brown is shown at the entrance to…

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COVID crippled Connecticut’s arts scene. Will over $1 million in Supporting Arts grants bring it back?

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | November 14, 2022

According to an article in the Hartford Courant “The Connecticut Office of the Arts has awarded over $1 million in Supporting Arts grants to 220 organizations around the state still getting back to normal following the COVID shutdowns of 2020 and ‘21. The funds awarded are designed to be used wherever they are most needed,…

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Connecticut Art Trail Approved as 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | November 10, 2022

November 1, 2022 Status qualifies the Trail for new grants and will help raise awareness of what member museums have to offer The Connecticut Art Trail is excited to announce that it has been approved as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This status will allow the Trail to pursue new grants, improve its online presence, and…

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15th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | November 2, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2022 Revived Local Cinema Broadens Cultural Mission with Global Short Film Festival on November 19th Area independent cinema fans were encouraged when, after the pandemic-driven closure of the Bethel Cinema, Frank and Jamie Lockwood reopened the space as Greenwood Features earlier this year.  Beyond screening independent films at the four-screen…

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Theaters Fight For Their Survival

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | November 1, 2022

In a recent article by the Hartford Courant Reporter Kenneth R. Gosselin says crisis is coming to the theater district in downtown Hartford. This alarming trend can be found in theater districts throughout the state of Connecticut. Rob Ruggiero of TheaterWorks says “It’s a critical moment that is heading toward crisis.” Prior to the pandemic…

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Updates from the Arts, Culture & Tourism Caucus

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | March 31, 2022

After the Arts, Culture, and Tourism summit on December 3, 2021 that brought together sector representatives, interested legislators, and state agency leaders to discuss the priorities, challenges, and issues of the sectors, the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Caucus held another meeting on January 26, 2022. Review the Agenda During the December ACT Caucus summit,…

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Arts, Culture & Tourism Forum Review

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | December 10, 2021

On Friday, December 3, 2021, leaders from the arts, culture, and tourism sectors joined state legislators in Hartford to discuss the status of the sectors. We were thrilled to have our own Board President, Calida Jones, present on the opening panel of the event and spoke on the need for more voices at the table…

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End of Legislative Session Review

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | June 25, 2021

See an arts-focused breakdown of the final state budget and learn about what comes next in this review of the 2021 Connecticut legislative session.

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