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WHAT WE DO
Children enjoy face painting along
with other family friendly activities at Audubon Arts
on the Edge.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven provides steadfast
leadership and advocacy for artists, arts organizations and
audiences in the Greater New Haven region including the towns
of Milford, Orange, Woodbridge, Branford, Bethany, Cheshire, East Haven,
Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, New Haven, North Haven,
North Branford, Wallingford, and West Haven.
Reaching an estimated 30,000 people directly, and serving a regional population of 130,000 per year through programs, publications, exhibitions, special events, workshops, training and more than 6000 hours of direct technical services to artists, the Arts Council also directly serves 8 member organizations through the Greater New Haven Arts Stabilization Project, and 100 regional arts organizations through other technical services. The Arts Council has a core membership of 1300.
Below, please view an additional sampling of the services that the Arts Council provides:
The Arts Council’s monthly Arts Paper, one
of the state’s most comprehensive listing of arts news
and events, is distributed to over 200 locations throughout
the region. The Arts Council also regularly convenes marketing
directors of arts and cultural organizations to network, share
ideas and learn about new techniques for promoting events.
The Arts Council regularly presents professional development
opportunities for artists and arts organizations. Workshop
topics range from website design to health insurance to legal
issues for artists, as well as web marketing 101. The Arts
Council’s staff also provides hundreds of hours of technical
assistance, ranging from advice on how to find suitable studio
space to board recruitment to liability insurance questions
to portfolio advice.
New Haven Theater Company performs
on New Haven city buses during "Exact Change".
The Arts Council plays an important
role in advocating for support of the arts. Through meetings
with legislators, testimony at committee meetings, and events
such as our annual Legislative Forum, we make the case to
show how funding provided to Greater New Haven’s non-profit
arts organizations contributes to the quality of life and
economy of the region.
The Arts Council coordinates four exhibition spaces that feature
regional artists in group shows. Additionally, the Council
pairs emerging artists with unconventional spaces, such as
restaurants or dance studios. These exhibits engage new audiences,
while also providing opportunities for artists to showcase
Partnerships are a critical part of the Arts Council’s
work. We work with regional and statewide organizations to
market the arts and assure that the arts are always on the
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