Cultural Capacity Building Webinar Links

The CT Office of the Arts and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 1, presented a series of Cultural Capacity Building Webinars for the arts sector in December.   Topics ranged from cooperatives and collaborations to financial strategies and fully secured borrowing as well as resources from the Small Business Administration and Tech Soup.  Below is a full list of links,* resources and contacts from those webinars.

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Candidate Forum/Create the Vote


On Oct. 15th, the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, in conjunction with NWCT Arts Council and CT Arts Alliance held a Candidates Forum on Zoom. Seven legislative candidates joined us to answer questions about their support of the arts with respect to our economy, quality of life and healing from the pandemic.  

The session was one of five statewide regional forums, as part of Create the Vote CT, a nonpartisan public education campaign to raise awareness and support for the arts among voters and candidates running for public office.

Be informed. Watch what our legislative candidates had to say. Vote by Nov. 3!


The ACC is a regional partner in Create the Vote CT, a nonpartisan public education campaign to raise awareness and support for the arts among voters and candidates running for public office. Be sure to vote by Nov. 3. Pledge to vote today.

Help us spread the word about the importance of arts and culture in revitalizing our state’s economy and recovering from the pandemic.
Let our legislative candidates know you value the arts – and they should, too!
The Arts & Culture Collaborative is a regional partner in Create the Vote CT, a nonpartisan public education campaign to raise awareness and support for the arts among voters and candidates running for public office. This November, you may vote in one of the most important elections in recent history. Connecticut cannot recover without the arts. With so much at stake, we need YOU, as a member of the arts community, to please ACT. 
Step 1: Pledge to #CreatetheVoteCT (click the button below)
This is not a financial pledge. This is a commitment to carry out your right to vote and encourage others to vote.
Step 2: Invite others to make the pledge to vote.
Step 3: Explore candidate questionnaires.
Step 4: Participate in a candidate forum.
Step 5: Help boost voter turnout.
Create the Vote Pledge
Go to for more information and be sure to vote by Nov. 3rd!

Artists Sunday

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Artists Sunday
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Let’s Help Individual Artists Thrive!
Skip Black Friday. Shop Artists Sunday!
Artists Sunday is an arts-focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the largest shopping weekend of the year! The goal is simple: to help artists sell more of their work during the fall holiday season and to help shoppers find unique, personal and hand-made gifts for their loved ones!
Planted squarely in the midst of the largest holiday shopping weekend of the year, Artists Sunday aims to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the arts’ most profitable day annually, boosting sales for creators of art, crafts and handmade items while encouraging consumers to purchase art as holiday gifts.
Artists Sunday encompasses a full spectrum of the arts from painting, sculpture, and photography to clothing, jewelry, pottery, and a range of handcrafted items that can be both practical and beautiful. Artists Sunday is also free for artists creating experiential works of art (think dance, music and theater) Types of Artists? View a non-exhaustive list.

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ACC Members Online and In person Events

Events of our members


Every Thursday The Arts & Culture Collaborative sends out an email with all of the cool events our members have scheduled for the next 7 days. It covers Thursday until the following Thursday morning. 
If you aren’t getting notified, please sign up! Our members are offering up some really innovative ways to entertain you during this time of social distancing. Some are virtual, some are in-person and even others are both!
If you are wondering what a particular member is doing (click here for a list of our members/pARTners in the ARTS) or if you have a suggestion, drop us a line!

If you aren’t getting the email, there are 3 ways to sign up! 
1. email us!
2. Fill out the pop-up form while you are here!
3. Visit us on Facebook . This link takes you to the sign-up form>>>Newsletter sign-up form

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.

P.O. Box 1469
Waterbury CT 06721

83 Bank Street, 4th Floor
Waterbury CT 06702
203-757-0701 (Ext 316)