The August 2014 Arts Newsletter is Here!

Check out the great range of performances, films, exhibits, and workshops that are coming up, in and out of town where Newtowners are shining!  From a world-premier (A Rockin’ Midsummer Nights Dream at NHS) to one of Broadway’s best (Les Misérables in Shelton featuring an NHS senior), there’s a musical for every age and taste on stage.  Play selections include a black box production of Fully Committed, to a professional production of Doubt.  Concerts include the chamber music of David Finkel and Wu Han, presented by the Newtown Friends of Music, and Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon, Live at the Edmond Town Hall.  Even movie fans get treated to Frozen, Million Dollar Arm, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

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Win $750 in Festival Artwork Competition!


We’re looking for new and original art that illustrates “Newtown Arts & Culture”.

The winning artist will receive $750, and the winning image will be used to promote the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival.  Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.  (Refer to “Guidelines” for details.)

Your artwork could become next year’s branding image in Newtown Arts Festival on Facebooknewspapers, online, and on posters, which will appear in businesses and public spaces around Newtown and surrounding towns. The image will also be printed on t-shirts, and other gift shop items that will be available for purchase at the Newtown Arts Festival.

This competition is open to any artist, of any age, from anywhere, however the theme of the work must be “Newtown Arts & Culture”.  Please click the information below for all the details.

Information     *     Guidelines      *    Application

Past NAF winners

NCAC Announces Project Grants

GrantsThe Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will distribute up to $1,000 in one or more project grants to individual artists residing in Newtown, and/or arts organizations based in Newtown, Connecticut.

Deadline:  Complete applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked after June 15, 2013 and no later than July 1, 2013.  Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Announcements:  The NCAC will announce the grant recipient by letter, on our website, and in a press release on or before August 1, 2013. Winners of the grant will receive their award no later than August 31, 2013.

To apply, the applicant should complete the grant application available here:
NCAC Project Grant Application