Updates from the Arts, Culture & Tourism Caucus

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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Imperative for Continued Office of the Arts Leadership

There has been some confusion and misinformation this week about the recently announced job posting for an Arts and Culture Administrator at the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The Connecticut Arts Alliance, a non-profit advocacy organization led by artists, educators, and arts executives from all over our state, would like to clarify some…

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Candidates Agree that Arts are a Solution for Our Cities

Over the past months, we’ve collected responses to six questions about arts and culture from each of the gubernatorial candidates. In the next weeks, we’re going to focus on the candidates’ responses to specific questions. This week, we spotlight the candidates’ solutions for creating vibrant cities that will attract and retain talent. CTV: As governor,…

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Arts and the State Budget

With a state budget still not passed in Connecticut, statewide arts organizations—along with all other businesses and economic sectors—face uncertain financial futures. As we continue to wait for a budget, it is important to stress the economic necessity of arts funding—which represents only 0.02% of that budget—to our legislators.

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