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Please note the size limitation of listings is 350 characters with spaces. The Arts Council reserves the right to edit your listing for length or content. The Arts Council provides these listings as a service to the community and is not responsible for the content or deadlines.

Classes, Workshops, Seminar listings should be posted to our online calendar page and is a membership privilege.




Opportunities for artists to present work in Downtown New Haven storefront. Artists may display any type of artwork that can be hung on the wall. Accepted pieces will remain on the wall for one month with no cost. Sold pieces will be paid at the end of the month. No commission taken. Pieces that are accepted need to be priced and labeled with artist name, contact info, date,  and dimensions. This is ongoing so you may apply monthly. All submissions should be made to Carmella Ricciardelli via text: 203.988.9117, email:, mail: 112 Atwater Street, New Haven, CT 06511 or in person by appointment: 203.988.9117


Calling All Artists to participate in Apples & Arts. Be one of 40 artists painting and decorating large fiberglass apples to celebrate Southington’s 50th anniversary of the Apple Harvest Festival. New deadline for submissions July 6th. Artists’ stipends: $500 to paint a large whole apple, $300 to paint a smaller apple core. Go to for a full prospectus and detailed information for submissions. Or call 860-276-1581 for more information.


2018 Juried Exhibition. September 7 – November 11 2018. Open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Connecticut. Works can be 2D or 3D. Original works completed within the last two years, any medium. Abstract and non-representational works welcome themed on one of four following subjects: 1. Paintings or Illustrations that include and focus on the Carousel 2. Carousel Architecture, Animals, Carvings 3. Best of Bristol 4. Connecticut, past, present, and future. To download entry parameters and application visit:


Connecticut Women Artists 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition. This show is open to all women artists of the USA. Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture. For complete information see prospectus online. Submissions: For more info go to:


The Loft Artists Association presents our 5th Annual Tri-State Juried exhibition “Relishing Restraint” August 17th to September 23rd, 2018. Deadline for entries: July 16, 2018. “Relishing Restraint” will explore how contemporary artists working today have embraced limitations imposed by space,finances, materials, identity, time (or otherwise) to enhance or transform their practice for the better. Our juror, Krista Scenna, is an independent curator and gallerist based in Brooklyn, NY. For the full prospectus and to submit visit here.


Open submission through July 31, 2018. No Entry Fee. The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine. The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs. The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, and experimental. We pride ourselves on being eclectic. For submission guidelines visit Please review current issues before submitting. Website: Contact person: Editor-in-Chief Sandra Tyler, email (for info only):


The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery of the Fairfield Public Library would like to invite visual artists to apply to show their work in its dedicated gallery space during the upcoming calendar of rotating exhibitions. Artists interested in applying should visit the website for full information about submitting an application: Also follow us on Instagram to see the gallery and our recent exhibitions:

Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, an American owned and operated artist studio located on the Greek Island of Skopelos is offering artist residencies for 2018. The studio is equipped for painters, printmakers, clay artists, digital photographers, and videographers. The length of residence is from 2-4 weeks from March-October. The studio is perched high on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea near the village of Skopelos. Application information:



Artist Residencies

The New Haven Land Trust is seeking 4 artists in residence for 4 of our community gardens. The gardens we’ve selected are strategically located in the hearts of 4 different neighborhoods in New Haven: Fair Haven, Newhallville, The Hill, and Dwight. The goal is to activate these gardens as community hubs of activity, not limited to gardening, but encompassing healthy lifestyle in the broadest sense, including the arts. We are putting out a call for artists to submit proposals for their visions of what artistic element could be added to any one of the 4 unique spaces. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply, and particular attention will be given to proposals by artists who grew up or live in the neighborhoods in which these gardens are located. Please use the addresses listed below to scout the sites and get the ideas flowing. Small stipends will be paid to artists in exchange for organizing at least one interactive workshop and curating the artistic element of the garden for the duration of the growing season (through September). The artists in residence will be selected in part by garden coordinators and will work with garden leadership to accomplish their vision, whatever that may be. Use our gardens as your canvas, and build community while doing so! Dates: Summer/Early Fall. Stipend: $500. Available Hub Gardens: 47 Grand Ave. (at Perkins St.), 255 Shelton Ave. (at Ivy St.), 145 Davenport Ave. (at Ward St.) OR 60 Truman St. (at Clover Pl.), 290 Goffe St. (at County St.) To apply please send a resume, cover letter, portfolio or examples of your work by email to


Artist Residencies

The application period for Zion National Park’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence program is now open! Applications will be accepted until July 31st. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. While living rent-free in a furnished historic home, Zion’s Artist-in-Residence is required to present two public programs and interact with park visitors through open studio hours or while creating artwork on the trails. At the end of their month-long residency, artists have six months to reflect back on their time here at which point the park’s superintendent ultimately decides which created piece he’d like to be donated to the park. Artists receive a $300 stipend to cover travel/supplies once their artwork has been received. The Grotto House is in the heart of Zion Canyon and offers artists the wonderful opportunity to be inspired by the towering sandstone walls and gurgling Virgin River. The Grotto House has no phone or internet access so it’s a wonderful chance to reconnect with yourself and nature. More information about the program can be found here: Online application ($35), open until July 31st, found here: Questions can be directed to or 435-772-0184.

Creative Entrepreneurs

You will receive one table to house your wares or you may bring you own display to present in a Downtown New Haven storefront. We will help market your event however we encourage you to also give a shout out to your fans. We will provide coffee and snacks at no cost. Events run once a month, 7 – 9 PM. Dates TBD. Provide photos of work or link to website. You keep all your sales money. All types of items are welcome – t-shirts, albums, candles, etc. All submissions should be made to Carmella Ricciardelli via text: 203.988.9117, email:, mail: 112 Atwater Street, New Haven, CT 06511 or in person by appointment: 203.988.9117


Woven Tale Press Photography Competition: Open to film, digital, Polaroid, photo collage, any photographic form. Can include mixed media, as long as the origin of the work is photographic. Cash prizes, first place award, one-week stay in spacious expanded 1909 charming cape in the legendary Hamptons, NY, destination to artists from around the world; home to the Pollack-Krasner House, Parrish Art Museum, contemporary art galleries; accommodations for two; one block walk to train, Atlantic ocean beach and town; full amenities; flexible bookings. WTP is an online and print magazine showcasing artists and writers from around the globe, published ten times a year. In addition, each day we curate a wide variety of content– from interviews, book and exhibition reviews, to seasonal correspondent art-scene roundups, and our flagship artist and writer website spotlight. Visit us daily for latest fine art features! Contest opens July 15, 2018-Sept 15, 2018. For more information go to


Sasaki Foundation leverages design to tackle global challenges—especially those that adversely affect certain communities. If you have ideas on how to tackle climate adaptation, housing or transit inequities, or displacement of residents, apply today for one of our resiliency project awards. The deadline to apply is September 4, 2018.




Constellation Hospice is seeking musicians to offer the gifts of music to hospice patients in the greater New Haven ares. Hospice Volunteers will receive special training (mostly on-line) and will be assigned to hospice patients in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Musical connections are especially joyful for patients with dementia who enjoy hearing songs from their past. Contact Catharine LLoyd 203-497-3886


The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers (CT’s premiere Victorian Christmas caroling group) is looking for SATB singers for The Connecticut Mistletones, a new a capella group to perform contemporary, jazzy Christmas songs in the style of The Manhattan Transfer/New York Voices. Group will perform a fully memorized 50-60 minute show at each gig, dressed in contemporary/festive costumes. Need: Good availability during Nov. and Dec. (including some daytime/weekends). Ability to perform tight harmonies. Ability to do simple movement/choreography. Transportation to/from the gigs. PAID JOBS. Send resume to


Silk ’n Sounds a’ Capella women’s chorus is looking for new members to join us on our amazing journey of musical discovery! Come meet us (we are very friendly) and our award winning director, Christine Lampe-Onnerud, at one of our Tuesday night rehearsals from 6:15-9:15pm at the Spring Glen Church located at 1825 Whitney Ave in Hamden. You can contact Lynn at (203) 623-1276 for more information or check us out online at or on Facebook.


The New Haven Oratorio Choir, a community chamber choir, invites singers of all voice parts to audition for a position in the choir. Rehearsals begin September 5th in preparation for a December concert featuring “Angels and Challengers” by Alice Parker, Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana” and Victoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium”. Rehearsals are held Wednesday nights from 8-10 pm at Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring St. in New Haven.  For more information please check out our website   To schedule an audition please contact Gretchen at 203-624-2520 or




In an effort to increase exposure to up and coming jazz musicians, the Hartford Jazz Society will present its second Emerging Jazz Artists Showcase. The winner will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to perform at the Hartford Jazz Society 57th Annual Jazz Cruise. The Hartford Jazz Society will accept a maximum of sixteen entries. The Emerging Jazz Artists Showcase is open to musicians that have never been signed to a recording contract and have not released any widely distributed recordings as a leader. You must be 18 years of age to qualify. Prior winners are not eligible. The Hartford Jazz Society reserves the right not to accept any submissions that it determines not to meet minimum standards for the competition. Submissions can be made via the Hartford Jazz Society website ( or by sending your name, video link (YouTube preferred), and brief bio to During the months of June and July the Hartford Jazz Society will feature up to four videos on its website each week, and invite the jazz audience to vote on its favorite solo artist each week. Four finalists will be selected and invited to perform one song as a soloist during the intermissions at the 2018 Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series to be held July 9 through August 13, 2018. The finalists will also be featured on the Hartford Jazz Society website during the months of July and August, and the jazz audience again invited to vote on its favorite solo artist. On August 13, the Hartford Jazz Society will announce
the winner of the Emerging Jazz Artist Showcase. That artist will be invited to perform as a soloist for a fifteen minute feature on the 57th Annual Hartford Jazz Society Jazz Cruise to be held on Saturday, September 15th. The winner will also receive a $250 stipend and two tickets to the Jazz Cruise. For further information contact Ken Laster at


Submissions for Tribeca TV Festival are now open! New to the Tribeca TV Festival this year is Indie Pilots, a showcase of the most exciting new independent voices in episodic television. The program, which has been a part of the annual April Tribeca Film Festival, was created to identity and provide visibility for independent creators work in the episodic space. Submission rules, regulations, and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival are now available at Questions regarding submissions may be directed to Entry deadline: July 6, 2018


2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award. The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. To learn more and apply visit Applications close August 3, 2018.


Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc, a professional not-for-profit theatre for family audiences in Milford, Connecticut is now accepting submissions for its “POW” (Pantochino Original Works) Festival of new musicals by early career and emerging playwrights, composers and lyricists. Submissions of new musicals will be open from June 1 – December 1, 2018. Three works will be chosen to be performed as staged readings during a weekend-long festival in March 2019. Committee selections will be made by January 30, 2019. Winning writing teams will be invited to attend the performance weekend and the selected musicals will be considered for full production by Pantochino in 2020. Full details on the submission process and requirements for the POW Festival can be found online at



Crafters, Artisans, and Vintage Dealers showcase and sell your wares in Downtown New Haven storefront. Items must be priced and labeled with vendors name. Vendor must make an appointment to choose a space for rent, from one shelf to small area. You don’t have to be there, there are no obligations to work. A monthly flat fee applied plus a deposit. No additional commission taken. Checks for sold items distributed once a month. All submissions should be made to Carmella Ricciardelli via text: 203.988.9117, email:, mail: 112 Atwater Street, New Haven, CT 06511 or in person by appointment: 203.988.9117



Interested in being a part of a study exploring new ways to navigate virtual space? Volunteer for a short user experience survey and get the chance to walk around in an imaginary world! We are seeking volunteers to participate in a private study, no personal information required, interested in people with a lot of gaming experience, as well as those with very little or none at all. Please fill out this form in order to let us know what days and times will work for you. The study itself will take less than an hour, but we are using one hour time blocks to prevent overlap between participants. At the end of the study you will have some time to explore some commercial VR experiences in the gaming or content creation field. The study will take place at 149 York St, at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media. Again, the study will not be collecting any personal information and is designed solely to get user feedback on different modes of navigation in VR.

Volunteer Opportunities

The non-profit Spectrum Art Gallery and its affiliate, Arts Center Killingworth offer numerous opportunities for volunteers! Learn new skills, meet new people, and be part of a creative organization that gives to the community. Opportunities exist throughout the year for a variety of events and ongoing programs. Teens are welcome and can earn community service credit. Email Barbara Nair, Director, at barbara@spectrumartgallery.orgor call 860-663-5593.


Interested in working with theatre artists in a thriving New Haven Arts Community? If the answer is yes, join Collective Consciousness Theatre’s volunteer team today! Ushering, House Management, Social Media Consulting, Marketing. Please email us at if you are interested in becoming a part of CCT.


Masonicare Home Health and Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers to visit our hospice patients. We are looking for singers who can sing in small groups at bedside. We are also looking for volunteers with a variety of artistic talents for our expressive arts program. We are a community based program and have needs in many towns and communities. Please call Jolan at 203.679.5342 or to find out how you can make a difference in someone’s life.

Creative Services


Express Yourself

Expressive writing & art sessions for healing through grief and life transitions in private and group settings, facilitated by Amy J. Barry, certified expressive arts educator and bereavement counselor. For rates and more information, email, visit or

Web Design & Art Consulting Services

Startup business solutions. Creative, sleek Web design by art curator and editor for artist, design, architecture, and small-business sites. Will create and maintain any kind of website. Hosting provided. Also low-cost in-depth artwork analysis, writing, editing services. (203) 387-4933.

Historic Home Restoration Contractor 

Period appropriate additions, baths, kitchens; remodeling; sagging porches straightened/leveled; wood windows restored; plaster restored; historic molding & hardware; vinyl/aluminum siding removed; wood siding repair/replace. CT & NH Preservation Trusts. RJ Aley Building Contractor (203) 226-9933


Event/Party Space

With 2,000 square feet of open exhibition space, Kehler Liddell Gallery is a unique venue for hosting events. We tailor to the special interests of private parties, corporate groups, arts organizations, charities and academic institutions. Our inviting, contemporary atmosphere provides the perfect setting for your guests to relax, mingle and enjoy the company of friends. We provide a warm atmosphere filled with paintings, drawings and sculptures by CT contemporary artists and free parking, with front door wheel chair access. Contact Kehler Liddell Gallery at 203-389-9555 or


Calling all Artists, Performers, Dancers, Musicians and Designers. Looking to lease space to expand your talents? Now available the perfect, unique and affordable space in Waterbury CT. 6,000 sq. ft. of large unobstructed space with high ceilings and large windows. This retail office building also includes the use of a conference room and kitchenette. Excellent location. Surrounded by many restaurants with easy access to public transportation, close to I-84 and Route 8 with plenty of parking. $2,700 per month, excluding utilities. It’s a must see to appreciate! Bring a friend and your vision! Please call for more information or to set up an appointment, 203-226-1363.

Studio/Event Space

at Erector Square in New Haven available for dance and theatre rehearsals and performances, events, workshops, and exhibitions. 1,500 sq. ft., 1st floor, 14 ft ceilings, white walls, great light, wooden floors. Contact Annie at

Studio Space

for Dance, Performing Arts, Events Hall A 1,500-square-foot space with adjoining rooms in a turn-of-the-century mansion in a historic district. Hardwood floors. Vintage stage with curtains. Mahogany woodwork and glass doors. Ample natural light. Chairs and tables on premises. Contact page will contain a reich text modules that will allow you to add text, images, video, lists, and links. To add more visual appeal to the page we recommend the text be broken up using headings, subheading, lists, images, videos, and links.

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For Individual Artists

Alliance of Artists’ Communities Residency opportunities for artists of all disciplines

Art Promote A website with tons of resources for artists such as copyright help, legal help and web design help Lists exhibition and fellowship opportunities, commissions, residencies; subscription based

Artist Help Network Resources on artist housing, legal matters, insurance and career help

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center Read their Every Artist Insured booklet explaining the most significant programs and recent reforms within the law, with special emphasis on those that directly impact the lives of artists.

Connecticut Visual Artist Resource Guide The Visual Artist Resource Guide includes a variety of opportunities and resources that are available to Connecticut artists. While the Guide is focused on visual artists, a number of the resources are also relevant to artists of all disciplines

Creative Capital Funding and professional development opportunities for artists of all disciplines

Creative Placemaking This Canadian site features a creative placemaking toolkit, free webinars, case studies and more

Creativz A conversation about what artists in the US need to sustain and strengthen their careers

Drama and Theater Resource Guide Resources about the history and craft of drama and theater, teaching and study resources and theatrical production resources, among many others.

Department of Economic & Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts The Office of the Arts develops and strenthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors.

Freelance Taxation Offers articles and tools to help freelance artists with financial management, record keeping and tax preparation

Freelancers Union Nonprofit organization that offers group insurance plans and individual market insurance plans to its members

Harness the Crowd A crowdsourcing how-to. Kickstarter,  Indiegogo and Gofundme are all crowdsourcing sites where artists can raise funds to support projects.  Harness the Crowd is a community driven resource library to help individuals better understand the crowdfunding process.

New York Foundation for the Arts Comprehensive listing of funding, learning, and exhibition opportunities

Professional Artist A business magazine for visual artists

Res Artis An association of organizations offering residencies in over 70 countries

Resources by Arts Discipline Comprehensive listing of service organizations by discipline

Taking Care of Business Workshop Series Hear presenters from the 2010 workshop series An authoritative website on art careers, schools, and artistic professional growth


Health Insurance

Chamber Insurance Trust Offers free health insurance consultations to Arts Council members

Fractured Atlas Membership organization that offers healthcare options and liability insurance for CT artist members



Accessibility Resources Links to publications and resources to help organizations make the arts accessible to people with disabilities

Artists in Transition One of the most comprehensive sites for arts and health/disability information on the Internet


Additional Arts Resources

Americans for the Arts The nation’s leading non-profit for advancing the arts in the US. Provides advocacy, public policy and research information

Arts Ready Emergency preparedness to help cultural organizations create plans for post-crisis sustainability

Center for the Study of Art and Community Establishing relationships between art and the greater community

Community Arts Network Archived information, research and dialogue within the community arts field

Connecticut Arts Alliance The CAA works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, increase funding for the arts, and influence public funding and actions that affect the arts

Culture Hive A UK website devoted to cultural marketing.  Articles, tips, and  research on marketing the arts

Leveraging Investments in Creativity (L.I.N.C.) National initiative to improve conditions for artists

National Arts Marketing Project Research, webinars, podcasts on best practices in arts marketing

Online Portfolios: How to Setup & What to Include

National Center for Arts Research Data-driven insights to advance the arts

Public Art Archive Extensive database of images and descriptions of public art across the US

Technology in the Arts Exploring the intersection of arts management and technology

Website Setup How to make an online portfolio

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