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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] 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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Join CAA on Arts Day!

By Connecticut Arts Alliance April 17, 2019

Come celebrate Connecticut Arts Day with the Connecticut Office of the Arts on May 2. The annual event will be held in New Haven this year at College Street Music Hall (a CAA Charter Member) and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. Connecticut Arts Day celebrates Connecticut’s investment in and support of the arts…

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Join Us for Arts, Culture + Tourism Advocacy Day

By Connecticut Arts Alliance March 22, 2019

Join CAA and the Connecticut Tourism Coalition for Arts, Culture + Tourism Advocacy Day on April 8! This is an opportunity to collectively show our political leaders how valuable we are to the future of Connecticut. Your presence and voice are essential during this budget planning process to highlight the tangible benefits of investing in…

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Join Us Wednesday for Arts Policy Recommendations

By Connecticut Arts Alliance December 14, 2018

On Wednesday, the Governor-elect’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Transition Policy Committee will present recommendations to the incoming administration. The Committee is one of fifteen groups assembled by Governor-elect Lamont to make policy recommendations on issues ranging from education and healthcare to criminal justice and the economy. Chaired by CAA Board Member Wendy Bury, the Committee has reported…

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CAA News and Updates

By Connecticut Arts Alliance November 8, 2018

This page includes current and past news, updates, and blog posts. Please browse the page to learn more about Connecticut Arts Alliance and our advocacy efforts and education campaigns. To read our most recent Member Newsletters, please click below. Spring 2020 Year End 2019 Fall 2019 Summer 2019 Spring 2019 At the bottom of the…

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