January 2016 News 
News for our Partners
Like the above collage of some of our 400+ partners? 
All registered partners were sent an email (and a reminder email) with links to update your contact information and upload an image or two for our media library so we can promote you. If you haven't updated and uploaded, please do so in January. Please check your inbox! 
Complete list of registered partners, click HERE.

Want Connecticut College students to attend your event or activity?
In partnership with the Connecticut College's Office of Student Engagement, the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition invites our partners to submit events to be considered for inclusion in Connecticut College's Get Out! -or GO! - program next semester. GO! events offer students the opportunity to explore the region.
Deadline Extended: January 15, 2016
To learn more and submit an event or activity, click HERE
Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition Joins Americans for the Arts' National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences

The Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition  has joined the  Arts & Economic Prosperity ®  5 , a  national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations  and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, the  nation's  nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education. It is the fifth study over the past 20 years to measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents, and revenue generated to local and state governments.

Nonprofit partners, we will be asking for your help. Stay tuned!
However you do good in the world, there's something for you at TechSoup
Get to know TechSoup's  product donation program , which provides eligible organizations with discounted software, hardware, services, and training from companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Quickbooks, and many more. 
News & Information

Report: Millennials are less likely to support arts, culture 
Millennials are less likely to support arts and culture than any other cause, according to the Frey Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy and 21/64. Instead, millennials tend to support education, basic-needs groups, animal welfare, environmental issues and civil rights. As a result, groups like ArtsFund are turning to crowdfunding platforms to raise money.
To read the Seattle Times article, click HERE.
To read the NextGenDonors Report, click HERE.
In its first 50 years , the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. To inaugurate the next 50 years of funding, the NEA will award $27.7 million to support 1,126 projects in 49 states plus American Samoa, the District of Columbia, and Guam in the first round of FY 2016 funding.

SECT Cultural Coalition congratulates Lyman Allyn Art Museum for its Imagine Your Park project grant award and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center for its grant to support the National Playwrights Conference and the National Musical Theater Conference.  
Click HERE for list of awardees sorted by state and city 

New England Museums Association 
January 25, 2016
2016 NEMA Annual Conference Planning Meeting at  Mystic Museum of Art
Join colleagues from area cultural institutions to discuss conference details (including programming and off-site events) and how your institution might participate. To learn more about NEMA and/or attend meeting, click HERE
News from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) will be presenting a series of webinars to help your constituents and creative businesses to use and profit from  Creative Ground

January 12, 2016 from 1:00 - 1:45 pm FREE
Choreographers Festival 2016 (Providence, RI)

Hosted by Fusionworks Dance Company, the Choreographers Festival is currently accepting submissions.  This is a paid opportunity for US choreographers to present their work. For more information, click HERE
Did you miss the New Tour Conference last September? (Providence, RI)
Videos from the conference now available

The number of available digital place-based tours, including both smartphone apps and mobile websites, grows every day as historical societies, libraries, museums, independent artist-designers and entrepreneurs publish tours of historic or cultural sites, public art, "lost" landscapes, entire cities and more. 

Meanwhile, the old-fashioned docent- or citizen-led tour is not only still alive and well, but is undergoing its own renaissance. What are the challenges and opportunities associated with designing and implementing place-based tours - and where is this field headed? 
For videos from the conference, click HERE.

Help is Available for Local Archive Collections in Connecticut
News from Connecticut League of History Organizations
The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board (CT SHRAB), in collaboration with Conservation ConneCTion, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the National Historic Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) to provide training opportunities and site visits for cultural heritage organizations with archive collections.
To read more, click HERE

Connecticut's Submarine Century
Connecticut's Submarine Century is reaching out to all types of community organizations across the state.  If you want to join us and have your organization or event promoted as part of this year-long celebration, click  HERE  for more information and to submit your event. www.CTSubmarineCentury.com
New London Landmarks
If you are an artist who is interested in submitting art or photography for an "Exhibit of New London Landmarks," please submit this survey
. The program committee will then be able to get a feel for the number of submissions and plan accordingly.  Date and gallery to be announced later in year. 
Click HERE for survey 
Our Rising Tide Series- Shaping our region's future

Upcoming Cultural Conversations
Museum Directors Quarterly Roundtable
January 28th 9:30am

Healing Arts/Social Service Organizations Monthly Roundtable
January 21st 9:00am 
For expressive arts, art therapy, healing arts providers
Contact Wendy Bury for more information and location of meetings

February: Historical Societies & Sites, Performing & Visual Arts Centers (TBA)

Next Cultural Summit: Connecting to the Curriculum (TBA)

Want to know what is going on in the SECT arts, culture and heritage sector?
Point One Architects- Administrative/Marketing Assistant (posted 11/15)

Mystic Museum of Art- Annual Juried Exhibition: Black & White *NEW (posted 1/1/2016)

Studio 80 +Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme- Summer Sculpture Showcase 2016! (posted 12/17)

Actors for Mystic Aquarium's Sea Scare
La Grua Center (posted 9/8)
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with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts