Please Consider Donating to the ACC During Give Local!

Please help the Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) continue to promote, connect, collaborate and advocate for the arts in our 16-town region by making a donation to the ACC during Give Local on April 24-25. To increase our chances for additional dollar prizes, please consider giving during one of these specific time periods:
Tuesday, April 24 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. or
Wed., April 25 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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One of the most visible and important things that Give Local funds will be used for at the ACC is the creation, printing and distribution of our popular — and recently expanded — quarterly events calendar publication that we provide free of charge to keep you informed about all of the arts events in our region.

Every dollar donated during the event will be stretched with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and generous Give Local sponsors. We thank Artist and ACC Member Ted Martland for being a $500 matching sponsor for the ACC!


Thank you for joining us for “Kaleidoscope” on March 27!

Finding a unique way to bring like-minded creative individuals together in an engaging format was the spark that drew Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) Governing Council members Sheree Marcucci and Douglas Bibbey together to plan   “Kaleidoscope,” which was a smashing success with over 125 people in attendance!  The networking and performance event for the creative community and its followers took place on Tues., March 27  at Woodbury Brewing Company in Woodbury.

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ACC Spring Events Calendar is Here!

Our printed ACC Spring 2018 Events publication appeared as a glossy booklet-type supplement in the Republican-American newspaper on April 4.  Supplies are available to display in your business or organization — or to receive by mail.  You will also find free copies in arts and culture venues, libraries and businesses throughout the region.

The Spring 2018 supplement features ACC member-submitted events and programming from April 5 to June 30, as well as arts news and highlights.

For more information, please contact the ACC office at 203-757-0701, Ext. 316 or email

New Arts Hero Announced!

The CT Office of the Arts informed the Arts & Culture Collaborative office that Calida Jones who was chosen as the new Arts Hero for the Greater Waterbury Region.  Calida is the Artistic Director of Bravo Waterbury! , an El Sistema-inspired education initiative of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in Waterbury.  We’ll have more about Calida and the award soon.

The Arts Hero Awards honor Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary things in, for or through the arts.  The Connecticut Office of the Arts 2018 Arts Hero Awards theme is RESILIENCY!  An Arts Hero is being named in each of the nine regional service organizations serving the arts throughout the state.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 as part of Connecticut Arts Day 2018!

Thank you for your nominations!  Congratulations Calida!!

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)

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