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154 arts groups to receive $9M in pandemic relief grants

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development is allocating $9 million in grants to 154 nonprofit arts organizations that were financially impacted by...

CT creates $9M grant program for nonprofit arts groups to help...

Qualifying organizations will receive a base grant of $5,000. For organizations that have raised funds between March 10 and Nov. 1, the program will offer a supplemental match of 50% of contributed income during that period.

Bridgeport unveils draft master plan for 10-year growth

The draft acknowledged Bridgeport's 22.1 percent poverty rate and 23 percent food insecurity rate.

Carole Southall named executive director at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works

Southall was previously director of development for the Westport Country Playhouse.

The arts are vital to Connecticut’s economy

The arts are critical to Connecticut’s future and every man, woman and child can make a contribution in some way to the state.

Norwalk previews app to promote local tourism

A new app will be offered to raise awareness of cultural history.

ArtsWestchester announces 2016 Arts Award recipients

The awards, announced Tuesday, recognize individuals and organizations “whose vision, commitment, and leadership enrich Westchester."

ArtsWestchester to partner 50 businesses with artists

Concerts and art spur employee creativity

Ordinak to leave arts post

She was founder of Cultural Alliance of Fairfield; search begins to replace her.

Theater gives Ridgefield national exposure

The Ridgefield Playhouse, which was founded in 2000, is far more than just a concert and movie theater venue, says Executive Director Allison Stockel.

Conn. jobless rate spikes in July

Connecticut’s unemployment rate spiked to 8.5 percent in July, despite the state adding more than 5,000 jobs.

In the economic downturn, arts spending soars

A new economic impact study shows arts and culture nonprofits in Westchester have increased spending and spurred job growth in the economic downturn.

Study paints positive economic impact of county’s Cultural Alliance

Years after Connecticut consolidated local tourism offices that touted the state’s events and venues, a Fairfield nonprofit is filling part of the void in...

Widland honored by Stamford Center for the Arts

Gov. Dannel Malloy honored Michael L. Widland with an Arts Ovation Award at the Stamford Center for the Arts’ gala which featured a performance by Liza Minnelli.

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