Healing Newtown Through The Power Of The Arts
Newtown and the Sandy Hook Community are deeply appreciative of the outpouring of love, support and generosity from our fellow citizens locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide.
To facilitate support and coordinate arts-focused efforts made on our behalf for today, tomorrow and into the future we have designated the HealingNewtown.org website to be managed by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, supported by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA).
As Newtown and the Sandy Hook Community work through the many stages of healing we invite you to visit this site often to learn how you can help and how to become part of our arts healing process. This arts action team will address all related inquiries, ideas, and fundraising. An official arts healing fund has been established for this purpose.
For more information send Email info@HealingNewtown.org
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How to show your love of the arts
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”
–Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts Continue reading
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission established the Newtown Arts Festival to promote and support the local arts and community through arts-inspired entertainment, education, exhibits, and sales. The festival will showcase all forms of creative expression, such as music, dance, theatre, literary & visual arts in the setting of a town-wide celebration. Proceeds will support grants and scholarships for local artists and arts organizations, future festivals, and other work of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
Join us as a vendor, demonstrator, volunteer or attendee for our first annual outdoor Newtown Arts Festival, September 15 & 16, 2012, on the Fairfield Hills campus. To find out more about this exciting event, contact Donna Mangiafico at email@example.com.
Note to Vendors: Booths will be assigned a fee based on their location at the festival. A tiered pricing plan includes sites that vary in price from $150 for prime spots to $50. The majority of booth sites are at the mid-range price point, $75. All interested vendors should contact Stacey Olszewski (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss vendor opportunities and obtain an application. We will continue to use the jury process and all vendors must offer an art-related product or service.
I would like to clarify any misunderstandings about the proposal to change the way the State funds arts organizations.
Let me be clear, the proposed budget does not eliminate funding for arts organizations.
Our goals in making these changes are simple – we want to create a system that demands accountability standards and sets performance benchmarks for organizations that receive state money. The current system of simply allocating an earmark does not do that. It does not ask the organization to disclose how that money is being spent, how much the funding provided by the state contributes to the entirety of that organization’s budget or how many people take part in a given exhibit or event. Continue reading