Nominations are now open for our 2023 Daniel E. Offutt III Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards.

Nominations are now open for our 2023 Daniel E. Offutt III Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards.  Awards are made in five categories: Artist, Citizen, Corporate, Educator and Nonprofit.

Please make your nominations at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cafcACE2023

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.