The CT Office of the Arts (COA) is now accepting applications for FY2018 arts grants. Statewide funding opportunities include Arts Learning Grants, Project Grants, and Supporting Arts in Place Grants that provide general operational support. Regional grants for smaller, community arts projects are once again available through the REGI program. Click COA Grants-at-a-Glance for a chart that provides more information and application deadlines.
A Grant Program Overview webinar and PowerPoint presentation are also available online. Register here to access the audio and PowerPoint.
Eight applicants from the Greater Waterbury area and Naugatuck Valley were awarded grants for arts projects that will take place over the course of the next year. The grants are funded through Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts’ Regional Grant Initiative Program (REGI), which is designed to support small, collaborative projects that promote access to the creative process or the creative experience. The program is administered by the nine regional arts service organizations around the state, including the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region (ACC).
The ACC recently presented grant funds to two of the recipients, the Arts Alliance of Woodbury and the Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation. The Arts Alliance of Woodbury will use the grant money for the Woodbury Arts Festival, an outdoor festival that will take place in June and showcase visual and performing artists in the area. The CT Summer Opera Foundation will use the funds to support its 5th Anniversary Opera Performance in August.
The Connecticut Office of the Arts in partnership with the State’s nine Regional Arts Organizations, including the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, and the Connecticut Arts Alliance presents an annual Arts Day to celebrate Connecticut’s investment in and support of the arts and to reaffirm the role the arts play in our state.
CT Arts Day 2017 is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State Capitol. The theme of this year’s event is Moving Forward: Connecting Cultural and Creative Industries. The day will include networking opportunities, workshops, performances, and interactive opportunities to share your #CTARTS17 stories.
Early bird registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecticut-arts-day-2017-tickets-21317951567. We hope to see you there!
The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region marked its 10th Anniversary Year with a special Out for Art event on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Palace Theater’s Poli Club in Waterbury. The evening included art exhibits, exciting performances, recognition of longtime supporters of the ACC, refreshments, and socializing to celebrate arts and culture in our region. Click here to browse a sampling of photos from the event, and here to view a slideshow highlighting the ACC’s past decade of service to the arts community.
We would like to thank our 10th Anniversary Event Sponsors: The Arts & Tourism Commission of the City of Waterbury and Ion Bank (Directors’ Circle Sponsors); Martland Management Inc., Palace Theater, and Waterbury Regional Chamber (Artists’ Guild Sponsors); Black Hog Brewery, Bradshaw Chrysler Jeep, Eder Brothers Inc., Main Street Waterbury, Traver IDC, The Village at East Farms, and Wesson Energy (Actors’ Alliance Sponsors); and Joan Pilarczyk (Patron).
Thank you to all who attended. We appreciate your support!
The Arts & Culture Collaborative was created to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region as a central component of furthering economic and cultural development and to enhance the quality of life for our residents.
Find out more about the ACC. Join us as a member. Help us to spread the word about the high quality of artistic life in our region by participating in the programs of the ACC. This collaboration works through open dialog, so contact us for more information or to receive our regular events publications.