Our approach to making the arts more accessible is constantly evolving. Read the latest, and find out what the Connecticut Arts Alliance is up to now.

In Hartford And Online, 100+ Testify For Arts Funding Booster Bill

By Connecticut Arts Alliance February 28, 2023

When Waterbury’s Afro Caribbean Cultural Center launched in 2021, co-founder Rafael Feliciano-Roman didn’t know how it was going to survive. Then it received state funding—and he watched it soar. Now, he’s asking legislators “to take a leap of faith,” and fund Connecticut’s artists and cultural organizations at an unprecedented $58.5 million, so that they can continue to…

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In new alliance, arts and tourism industries team up to lobby for major state funding increase

By Connecticut Arts Alliance February 21, 2023

Still looking to fully recover from the pandemic’s negative impacts, Connecticut’s tourism and arts organizations have teamed up to make an aggressive push for more state funding. Their request — outlined in a two-page memo put together by the CT Arts Alliance, CT Humanities and CT Tourism Coalition — is for $58.5 million annually, more…

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Legislators propose to more than double arts, culture and tourism funding to $58.5M

By Connecticut Arts Alliance February 13, 2023

A bipartisan group of legislators has proposed a bill that would increase funding for tourism, arts and culture initiatives in Connecticut to $58.5 million, up from its current level of $21.4 million for 2022-23. The bill, HB 6321, is co-sponsored by state Sen. Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) who said that tourism, arts and culture have proven…

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Support Arts Champions November 8th!

By Connecticut Arts Alliance October 25, 2022

If we want the arts to thrive, we need to support arts champions! Are you ready to support yours? The candidates we support this November will be legislators making decisions about budget priorities in 2023 and they’ll be the ones who will support policies that benefit the arts community. If we want the arts to be…

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Join Our Work

By Connecticut Arts Alliance November 9, 2021

We are currently not accepting applications to join our work at this time. Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA), a statewide membership organization that inspires support for the arts, is looking for talented, passionate volunteers to join our work. CAA has expanded representation across the state of Connecticut and we have committed to prioritizing BIPOC communities. We…

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Raise Your Voice: Making the Case for the Arts

By Connecticut Arts Alliance November 4, 2021

Free virtual event debunking common myths and misconceptions about advocacy and pointers to make a convincing case for support.

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Raise Your Voice Northwest Corner!

By Connecticut Arts Alliance August 12, 2021

Small arts organizations in Northwest Connecticut are about to have a stronger voice in the state.  Through a $2,500 grant from the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, the Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) is implementing a program called, “Raise Your Voice Northwest Corner.”  Connecticut Arts Alliance is a statewide advocacy organization inspiring support for the arts. “This…

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Crunch Time for Arts Funding

By Connecticut Arts Alliance May 26, 2021

We’re down to the final stretch of the legislative session and the Appropriations Committee is making decisions right now on their budget priorities. We need to be sure arts and culture is one of them! The committee is working on two budgets: The 2022/2023 state budget currently calls for the Tourism Fund to be replenished from the…

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