The Cultural Alliance plays an important role in advocating for the support of cultural organizations and artists. Through meetings with legislators, testimony at committee

meetings, and coordinated initiatives with other statewide leaders we make the case to show how funding provided to Fairfield County non-profit cultural organizations and artists contributes to the quality of
life and economy of the region. We provide timely information to our constituents through e-blasts on the National and State issues affecting
the cultural community. Delivering important and timely calls-to-action engages the region in the issues relevant to their success.




To view the Fairfield County results visit this link.


To view the national results visit this link.


For more information about this study visit Americans for the Arts
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Web site.


Link to CT Nonprofits’ Summary of the Appropriations Committee's Midterm Budget Adjustments: Arts & Culture


Link to the Appropriations Committee's Midterm Budget Adjustments


Link to the Governor's Midterm Budget Adjustments

Below is a general overview of the budget.

ARTS & CULTURE OVERVIEW: The Appropriations Committee’s Budget includes full restoration of Arts & Culture Grants, which were previously reduced or eliminated in the Governor’s Budget. The Committee’s budget does include a reduction to the Statewide Marketing line item, of $12,289,982 (approximately 50%) In addition, the Committee recommends the transfer of funds for the Connecticut Humanities Council, from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to the Connecticut State Library (total transfer of $2,272,633.)

Information compiled by the CT Association of Nonprofits.


February 2012

DECD Announces New Strategic Direction for the State’s Art Programs
Arts Office To Hold Public Forums



Read more about DECD's new strategic direction here.


November 2011


Fairfield County arts and cultural leaders, supporters and board trustees
came together at the second annual Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Trustee Network Forum. The widely attended event focused on the impact of the proposed cap on charitable deductions and featured Heather Noonan, Vice President for Advocacy, League of American Orchestras, and Doug White, former Academic Director of the
George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University and current Chief Philanthropic Advisor for the Ambassadors for Philanthropy. Congressman Jim Himes, State Senator John McKinney and State Representative Tony Hwang, and Actor/Director James Naughton also attended the event.
Read more

December 2010


Connecticut Arts Alliance Advocacy Platform (adopted 9/14/10)
Click here to read the Executive Summary.

November 2010 Election News

Read District 4 Congressional Candidates' responses to questions on the arts.
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