WED. OCT 11: Register for 10AM Funding Booster Program and 5:30PM: Artist WorkLab

Our monthly Funding Booster discussion series with funding expert Penny Cook continues this Wednesday October 11 at 10am for any of our members who have a question about funding possibilities in general, have something in mind or want some help with a specific grant. Join the conversation Wednesday, and if you need further help sign-up for a private 1-on1 session with Penny – it’s all free.

If you haven’t signed up for the series do that here.  Then sign up for the Zoom call on Wednesday here: 

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Registration is open for the next Artist WorkLab on Wednesday November 1 from 5:30 to 7 PM. The topic for September is Avoiding & Handling Copyright and Licensing Violations. Speakers include “The Legal Artist” Greg Kanaan, and artists Susan Fehlinger, and 5iveFingaz (Rafaella Santaella), with stories of their experiences with copyright violations. This series is free and open to any artist working in any medium. Produced in collaboration with Metro Art Studios and with the support of Connecticut Humanities, Artist WorkLab brings you panels and discussions to help your art career thrive!
VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE: Videos are now available of the first three Artist WorkLabs:




Now on Soundcloud: Spotlight on Arts & Culture: “Arts & Culture In Community College”

Our November edition of Spotlight on Arts & Culture is now available as a podcast at Our November Spotlight features Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport. In this episode, Executive Director Erika Wesley, will introduce herself to WPKN listeners and discuss her work as a literary artist, nonprofit executive, and lover of arts and culture. Jennifer will discuss her role as art administrator of the second-largest art collection housed at a community college in the country! She will also discuss the initiatives at the Housatonic Museum of Art and the intersection between art and community.

Podcast Now Available on our “Spotlight” radio show: “The Role of Arts & Culture in Building Community”

Whether you attended our June 21 ACE Awards Breakfast or not, you might well be interested in our radio broadcast in which David Green interviewed each of the awardees about the role that community plays in their work. At the awards ceremony we focused on how the arts and culture is the glue for our communities, highlighting the significant role that artists and arts and cultural institutions play in connecting communities across government, businesses, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and municipalities. This connection activates communities, offers common ground, and creates a sense of place that leads to economically and socially thriving communities. Podcast now available at:

Our guests were:
• Cris Dam, Artist Award
• Vic Mulaire, The NEST Arts Factory, Citizen Award
• David Genovese, Baywater Properties, Corporate Award
• Jenny Nelson, Westport Country Playhouse, Educator Award
• Michael Jehle, Fairfield Museum & History Centre, Nonprofit Award


Spotlight on Arts & Culture: The Arts and Healing

If you missed our April Spotlight on Arts & Culture on “The Arts and Healing,” you can hear it now on a podcast on Soundcloud:

On the show, we examined the power of creative expression as a means of coping, healing, and restoration. How can the arts can be a bridge to mindfulness, reflection and transformation, particularly in the context of the current state of our world?


Our guests were Dianne Niklaus, a Creative Wellness Coach; Darcy Hicks, visual artist and Director of Education at The Norwalk Art Space; Felicity Kostakis, artist and art teacher; Tatiana Mori, Director of the Greenwich Arts Council; and Patricia Spugani, Community Outreach & Lighting Designer at Town Players of New Canaan which recently produced Ordinary People to contribute to the conversation around mental health.


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Podcast now available of “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

Hear our CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY interview show on WPKN as a PODCAST now at 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

RECORDATORIO para REGISTRARSE AQUÍ para la sesión informativa, miércoles. 13 de octubre, 11 a. m. , sobre las  subvenciones del Fondo Cultural de CT , copatrocinado por la Alianza Cultural del Condado de Fairfield y la Alianza Cultural del Oeste de Connecticut, con Scott Wands de CT Humanities explicando la subvención y respondiendo a sus preguntas.