“The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically.”
– Americans for the Arts.
CAFC provides a unified voice for the arts and culture sector of Fairfield County on a local, state, and national level. We keep our membership and arts and cultural trustees around the county apprised of important issues and calls to action.
CAFC also partners with Americans for the Arts and with our neighbor, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in preparing the five-year Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP) Studies on the Fairfield County Region. The most recent study, conducted in 2015 and released in 2017, is now available.
The Cultural Alliance held a popular forum in July 2017: The Arts Mean Business – A Panel Discussion on Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, The National and Regional Study of the Economic Impact of Arts & Culture on our Communities.