Save the Date for the ACC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!

The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region will mark its 10th Anniversary Year with a special Out for Art event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Palace Theater’s Poli Club in Waterbury. Check back for more details about this evening of exciting performance and exhibits, awards, refreshments, and socializing to celebrate arts and culture in our region. We will also keep you posted about additional 10th anniversary events we are planning throughout the year.

If you would like to show your support for the ACC and help us continue to promote, connect, collaborate, and advocate for the arts in the Waterbury area, consider a 10th Anniversary seasonal or event sponsorship. Click here for details, or contact the ACC at 203-757-0701, ext. 316, or

Help the ACC Kick Off Our 10th Anniversary Season with a Free Concert!

Please join the Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) and Main Street Waterbury for a free concert featuring The Fulton American Band along with Waterbury’s Valley Chordsmen on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. in the Waterbury Arts Magnet School Courtyard, 16 South Elm Street in Waterbury. The concert is made possible with support from the Arts & Tourism Commission, City of Waterbury, and the Musicians Performance Trust Fund.

Both musical groups have long, impressive histories. The Fulton American Band is the oldest continually running concert band in the United States, and the Valley Chordsmen are an all-male a cappella chorus established in 1947. Don’t miss this opportunity to see them perform in downtown Waterbury.

The concert is the first in a series of special events recognizing the ACC’s 10th Anniversary Year. We hope you will be there to begin our season of celebration, as we continue to promote, connect, collaborate and advocate for the arts in our region.

Fulton American Band

Arts Grants Offered: Application Deadline is July 29, 2016

The deadline for applications to the Regional Initiative Arts Grants (REGI) program for 2016-2017, offered by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and administered by the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, is July 29, 2016.

This program is a good fit for applicants primarily interested in small projects that support access to the creative process or the creative experience, especially those that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. Grants will be awarded through a competitive review process in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 for projects taking place sometime between October 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017.
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Community Celebrates New “Greetings from…Waterbury” Mural

Waterbury’s new “Greetings from…” mural debuted at a summer block party on the evening of July 7. Some light rain didn’t dampen the festivities, as people enjoyed music, food, drink, classic cars, and the chance to meet mural artists Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs. The mural, created in the style of a vintage postcard and featuring iconic Waterbury images–including Holy Land, brass buttons, and the Republican-American clock tower, among others–is part of the artists’ nationwide Greetings Tour. The new landmark is located at the bottom of Field Street, highly visible from I-84 and a gateway to the city and downtown.

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(From left to right) Lisa Beggs, artist; Diane Ploch, ACC administrator; Victor Ving, artist beneath the new "Greetings from...Waterbury" mural at the bottom of Field Street. (From left to right) Lisa Beggs, artist; Diane Ploch, ACC administrator; Victor Ving, artist, beneath the new “Greetings from…Waterbury” mural at the bottom of Field Street.

Our Mission

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.

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Waterbury CT 06721

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Waterbury CT 06702
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