We’re Hiring: Part-Time Admin & Marketing Assistant

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County seeks an experienced Administrative & Marketing Assistant for 10 hours a week to enable the Executive Director and the Director of Communications and Marketing work more effectively. The position will be split between these two areas of operation: general administration and marketing assistance. The work will be remote, with occasional attendance at our Norwalk office expected. Starting pay will be $10,400 per annum for 10 hours a week. Details at: https://culturalalliancefc.org/opportunities/?c=jobs






Spotlight – Levitt Pavilion + Other Great Free Music Venues This Summer

If you missed our August “Spotlight” interview show, catch the podcast at https://bit.ly/SpotLevitt. This month we spoke with Freda and Carleigh Welsh, who have been the driving forces behind The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport for decades. We also heard from the promoters of other great free music concert series here in our region.

Spotlight – Richard Klein: The Artist & The Museum” Now Available as Podcast

If you missed our May edition of Spotlight on Arts & Culture live on WPKN 89.5FM, you can catch it as a podcast on Soundcloud at bit.ly/SpotKlein.

Richard Klein – The Artist & The Museum – brought us the Exhibitions Director at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, who is leaving the museum in June 2022. Hear how Richard’s own interests as a practicing artist have evolved in parallel ways to his work as a curator. Richard speaks about the 10 years in which he worked with founder Larry Aldrich, and how this unique museum has changed over the 30 years of his tenure. What were some of the most outstanding of the 100 exhibits Richard has curated and co-curated at the Aldrich, and what exciting projects does he have up his sleeve for his next phase?

“Spotlight” on “Arts Councils Lead the Way” Now Available as Podcast

If you missed our January edition of Spotlight on Arts & Culture live on WPKN 89.5FM, you can catch it as a podcast on Soundcloud at bit.ly/SpotArtsLead. This month we focused on three of our local arts councils and commissions. What are they, what do they do, how do they help the arts and the public? What are their goals for the New Year? Guests were Nancy Diamond, Chair of the Westport Arts Advisory Commission, Lou Ursone, Member of the Stamford Arts & Culture Commission, and Tatiana Mori, Executive Director of the Greenwich Arts Council. Listen here.

“Spotlight” on “Bridgeport Moving Forward: Bridgeport Art Trail, 2021

TUNE IN TODAY TO WPKN.ORG  89.5 FM at 12pm for the November Spotlight on Arts & Culture: “Bridgeport Moving Forward: BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL 2021.

For the last 12 years, November has meant the Bridgeport Art Trail (BAT) – where some 200 artists’ studios are open to the public, in addition to new gallery exhibits, parties, live music, and more.

This year, after last year’s BAT, where COVID forced events to go virtual, the 13th BAT will be the biggest ever.

In addition, to open studios at American Fabrics, The Knowlton, The NEST, and the brand new METRO Art Studios, there are several major openings of key Bridgeport cultural organizations: the ribbon-cutting opening of METRO, the move-in to brand newly renovated space over the Bijou by WPKN itself, and a brand-new exhibition space downtown for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center.

This month, our guests are

Suzanne Katchmar, executive director of City Lights Gallery and of the Bridgeport Art Trail

Jane Davila, Executive Director of Metro Art Studios

Steve di Costanzo, General Manager of WPKN

Maisa Tisdale, Executive Director of the Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History & Community

Cris Dam and Dustin Malstrom, owners of URSA Gallery in Bridgeport’s Arcade,

and real estate developer Phil Kuchma.

Podcast now available of “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

Hear our CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY interview show on WPKN as a PODCAST now at https://bit.ly/SpotIndigenous. Discover the histories and living cultures of native tribes in our area. What traditions, stories and practices are still alive? What can we learn from native cultures’ sense of time and of the land? Hear about the work of the Institute for Native American Studies, and about the specific cultural practices of the Schaghticoke and Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nations.

Our guests were:
Darlene Kascak, a member of the Schaghticoke Nation, and a Storyteller and Educator at the Institute for American Indian Studies, in Washington, CT

Shoran Waupatukuay Piper, Clan Mother and Tribal Leader, of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation, and author of the recent book, Red Road

Chelsea Garth, Curator at Fairfield Museum & History Center, and

Janet Evelyn, executive director of Norwalk NICE (Norwalk International Cultural Exchange) Festival and the newly appointed Coastal Fairfield County Folk & Traditional Arts Community Impact Coordinator.

Catch this latest edition of “Spotlight on Arts & Culture” as a podcast here.

Register for Zoom Info Session WEDNESDAY on CT Cultural Relief Fund Grant: Wed. Oct 13, 11am

REMINDER to REGISTER HERE for the information session, Wed. Oct. 13, 11am, on the CT Cultural Fund Grants, co-hosted by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, featuring Scott Wands from CT Humanities explaining the grant and answering your questions.