Please join the Connecticut Office of the Arts in congratulating the fifty (50) Connecticut artists who were recently awarded an Artist Fellowship grant!

The Artist Fellowship program provides competitive grants to encourage the continuing development of Connecticut artists. These grants provide support for artists to pursue new work and achieve specific creative and career goals. There are three types of grants - Artistic Excellence: $5,000; Artist Fellowship: $3,000; and Emerging Recognition: $1,000.

Congratulations to the eight (8) individuals who were recently awarded a 2019 Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship ! We wish them well as they pursue professional development opportunities that will advance their career in arts administration. 

Andrea Bingham , Executive Assistant, Production Manager, and Youth Program Coordinator, Landmark Community Theatre , Thomaston
To attend the National Community Theatre Directors Conference

Daniel Brandi , Executive Coordinator, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra , New London
To attend The League of American Orchestra Conference
Robert Cinnante , Executive Director, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra , Waterbury
To attend the League of American Orchestra Conference

Rebecca Goodheart , Producing Artistic Director, Elm Shakespeare Company , New Haven
To attend the Theater Communications Group National Conference

Amanda Shuman-Bisson, Associate Director of Development, New Britain Museum of American Art , New Britain
To obtain Certified Executive Fundraising credentials and memberships to three (3) fundraising/charitable giving associations
Ian Taylor , Executive Director, PROJECT MUSIC , Stamford
To participate in Teaching Artists International workshops

Sierra Van Ryck deGroot , Education Assistant, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum , Ridgefield
To attend the Art Administrators of Color Conference

Katie Wasserman , Institutional Giving Manager, Goodspeed Musicals , East Haddam
T o participate in Boston University's Professional Fundraising Certificate Program

The  Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship provides funding to arts administrators to pursue professional development opportunities that will advance their careers in arts administration. The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship is named in honor of Elizabeth L. Mahaffey, a former staff member who was an extraordinary mentor to young professionals pursuing a career in arts administration. The Fellowship was established upon her retirement after more than 20 years of dedicated service at the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
College Street Music Hall , 238 College Street, New Haven &
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale , 155 Temple Street, New Haven

Connecticut Arts Day celebrates Connecticut’s investment in and support of the arts and reaffirms the significant role the arts play in our state.  The day includes special performances, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and the presentation of Connecticut Office of the Arts' Lifetime Achievement Award! The theme of Connecticut Arts Day 2019 is ARTS RELEVANCY!

Please join us on May 2 in New Haven, Connecticut!