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COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for the Arts & Culture Industry

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | May 6, 2020

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with CAA and our state’s nine Designated Regional Services Organizations, has developed COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for Connecticut’s Arts & Culture industry. “This document is designed to aid organizations as they plan to reopen in accordance with the guidelines of both state and federal government, and it presents…

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COVID-19 Impact Update

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | April 21, 2020

In response to the pandemic crisis and its economic impact, CAA continues to gather resources, data, and information for and about our statewide arts and culture community. When the time comes, we stand ready to assist in the reopening and rebuilding of arts organizations and the well-being of individual artists. We also have recommendations for…

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Video and Resources from Arts Community Meeting

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | April 10, 2020

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…

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Preparing for the Potential Impact of a Pandemic

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | February 28, 2020

While the Coronavirus is not widespread in North America, we at CAA do encourage preparedness for epidemics and other emergencies and crises. This is an excellent time to take stock of your own organizational policies and procedures.

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Thank Your Legislators and Arts Office

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | October 28, 2019

Earlier this month, the Department of Economic and Community Development announced state Office of the Arts grants in four categories for fiscal year 2020. The interactive map below shows grant awards and the location of recipients. (Click here if the map doesn’t load.) [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1W0Nwx91tkSX7VnBbGW-XcGlgDuit_SUl&w=640&h=480] If your organization received a grant, we encourage you to…

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Out-of-Session Advocacy

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | October 17, 2019

In Connecticut, our General Assembly—composed of a Senate and a House of Representatives—convene for regular sessions in the winter and spring. In even-numbered years (like 2020), the General Assembly is in session from February to May. In odd-numbered years (like 2019), when the state budget must be drafted and approved, the regular session runs from…

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2019 Legislative Session Update

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | July 1, 2019

The 2019 Connecticut General Assembly session ended in June, and it included a few significant wins and changes for the creative sector. The most encouraging legislative development was the name change of the Tourism Caucus to the Arts, Culture and Tourism Caucus . The unanimous vote for the name change recognizes the important impact that arts and…

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The New Arts, Culture and Tourism Caucus

By Connecticut Arts Alliance | April 20, 2019

Among the accomplishments of Arts, Culture and Tourism Advocacy Day on April 8, a unanimous vote to change the name of the legislative Tourism Caucus to the Arts, Culture and Tourism Caucus was a significant achievement for our industry. The name change recognizes the important impact that arts and culture, along with tourism, have on…

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