ARTS ALLIANCE NEWS
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.
With a state budget still not passed in Connecticut, statewide arts organizationsâ€”along with all other businesses and economic sectorsâ€”face uncertain financial futures. As we continue to wait for a budget, it is important to stress the economic necessity of arts fundingâ€”which represents only 0.02% of that budgetâ€”to our legislators.Read More
As Connecticutâ€™s leaders debated the fate of the stateâ€™s budget, the Connecticut Arts AllianceÂ drew attention to recently released economic impact data. According to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, conducted by Americans for the Arts, Connecticutâ€™s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $797.3 million in annual economic activity in the state, supporting over 23,000…Read More
The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) is pleased to announce that Darren Farrington has been appointed the first Administrator of the advocacy organization and has begun in the position this summer. â€œIâ€™m thrilled to have been selected as the first administrator for the CAA, and Iâ€™m prepared to take on the…Read More
Join the Connecticut Arts Alliance in an importantÂ 48-hour advocacy push on June 5 and 6 in support of continued State arts funding.Â Please do what you can to take part, and please share this with other friends and supporters of the arts, encouraging them to participate too. Easy-to-follow instructions and a unified message appear below. THE…Read More
Connecticut Arts Alliance 2017 POSITION STATEMENT PERSPECTIVE ON the STATE BUDGET and the OFFICE OF THE ARTS Call to Action: Contact your legislators and request: Support maintaining total arts funding of $5,183,087 (less than .02% of proposed budget) Fund State “Arts Commission” (Connecticut Office of the Arts) which will leverage Federal NEA matching funds. Activate…Read More
Statement from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu Today we learned that the Presidentâ€™s FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals of all ages in thousands of communities, large, small, urban and…Read More