Advocacy Services

Why Art Matters

“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.

  • We provide timely information about issues that are of utmost importance to the arts and culture sector through Advocacy Alerts to subscribers
  • We serve on advocacy boards and represent your interests
  • We speak out in regional, state and national forums on issues that are important to the arts and culture sector in Fairfield County

When we fight for the arts, we're fighting to enrich our spirits and imaginations.

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.
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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.

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