Mid-November 2015 News 
2016 Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol! 
The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with the Connecticut Arts Alliance and our 9 regional service organizations, are planning to bring back Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol on March 2nd, 2016.  The last time this event took place was in 2002!  Anyone interested in our Arts and Cultural Sector is invited to attend Arts Day to celebrate and underscore the importance of investing in Connecticut's Arts and Cultural landscape to our legislators.
with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts
Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund
FY16 Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

For CT Arts Endowment Fund guidelines, information and e-granting portal:  Click HERE
Gov. Malloy Announces Initiative to Help Protect Historic Resources across Connecticut's Coastline
Press Release from CT's official State Webiste; To read the announcement, Click HERE
Connecticut Humanities (CTH)
CTH is making changes in the new year. Starting with the January 4, 2016 deadline, the maximum award for the monthly Quick Grants will increase from $1,500 to $4,999. All other grant lines ( Capacity , Planning , and Implementation  requests, from $5,000-$50,000) will have quarterly application deadlines of the first business day of February, May, August, and November. 
If you are thinking of applying for a grant in 2016, please contact Lauren Miller (860-685-7578, [email protected] ) or Scott Wands (860-685-7579, [email protected] ) now to discuss how these changes may affect your project application.
CT Budget Alert
CT Budget update- ALERT!
House and Senate Democrats: Read the  Budget Proposals (11.17.15) 

Malloy pitches $350M in cuts; GOP wants mix of cuts, labor savings 
CT Mirror - to read the article, Click HERE
Articles of Interest
New Data-Driven Assessment of the Nonprofit Arts Sector
Non-profit Quarterly - Last week, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance released 2015 Portfolio: Culture Across Communities, An Eleven-City Snapshot-a data-driven assessment of the nonprofit arts sector with particular attention to post-recession recovery and persistent fiscal challenges. To read the article, Click HERE
News & Information 
We're forging new partnerships for YOU...
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
The Connecticut Trust Circuit Rider Program
Our Circuit Riders work with many statewide and national preservation organizations to provide the widest range of tools to individuals and communities across Connecticut through investigative visits, consultations and meetings.
To learn more,  Click HERE
Mass MoCA's 
The Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition is proud to announce that we are one of three regions in the state partnering with  Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's (Mass MoCA)  Assets for Artists to bring their Matched Savings Program to CT. 

Only 10 spots available in CT! Applications are due in December.  
Click HERE to learn more .

: "Non-rural" artists in Connecticut (and those who do not meet the income requirements for the matched savings program)  may still be able to participate in training opportunities  in the spring/summer 2016.  Interested artists should join the A4A email list to be sure that they'll be notified about upcoming CT workshops.   Sign up for the email list here

Is your organization run by dedicated volunteers? Then don't miss CLHO's newest program series, directly designed with your needs in mind! Does your all-volunteer run historical society, museum or historic site have questions? Need advice from a colleague who has more experience? Want to connect with other folks who share similar problems and issues?
To Register for this FREE Program, Click Here

Connecticut's Submarine Century
Gov. Malloy Designates Year-Long Celebration to Commemorate 100 Years of Connecticut's Submarine Heritage ( October 2015 to October 2016) 

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.
For more information and to submit your event  Click HERE 
Museums, Galleries, and History Organizations :
Need some advice or nurturing of your idea to develop it fully? Want to partner with another business or organization?  We want to help!  Please contact Wendy Bury of Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition at (860) 448-5135 or [email protected]
Eastern Connecticut Tourism District 
The Outlook is a free Connecticut Tourism e-Newsletter sent monthly to subscribers covering a variety of industry partner content throughout the state. To sign up  Click HERE
Community Foundation of Eastern CT/ Chamber of Commerce Eastern CT
Meaningful & Manageable Outcome Measurement Conference
Friday, November 20, 2015
For more information and to register ($50), Click HERE .
Southeast CT SCORE  Workshop
December 8, 2015 - Basics of Social Media

To learn more and to register,  Click HERE
Our Rising Tide Series 
A series of  Cultural Conversations  and  Cultural Summits 
to provide opportunities for:
Collaboration · Capacity Building · Information Sharing 
Addressing Common Challenges · Stakeholder Discussions
Cultural Summit  (Nov.10th)
Cultural Facilities: The Impact of Investment

Check out our new Cultural Facilities Resources page.
Summit_Cultural Facilities 11.10.15

Thank you to all who attended the Summit on Nov. 10th. 
It was a great discussion and an important first step towards a proactive, regional approach to investment in arts and cultural facilities.
THANK YOU to our panelists:
Kristina Newman-Scott, CT Director of Culture
CDR Jeff Barta, USN, Naval History and Heritage Command
Ken Wilson, Mystic Seaport
Chuck Mueller, Centerbrook Architects & Planners
Attention Registered Partners 
Registered Partners of the Coalition will soon be asked to upload an image (logo, photo, etc.) to create our media library and promote you. If you are a registered Partner of the Coalition, look for an email this month with more information and instructions for how to submit an image. 

For a list of registered Partners, Click HERE.
To become a Parnter (it's FREE and easy), Click HERE.
We're Hiring! 
The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition is searching for an entrepreneurial, business-focused Assistant Director who has experience with arts/cultural/heritage organizations and nonprofit management and understands the sector's role as an economic driver. This Assistant Director will provide a strong community presence, promote partnerships with other organizations, and advance the Coalition's mission. Deadline: December 11, 2015.
To read more, Click HERE.
Administrative/Marketing Assistant  *NEW (posted 11/15)
Assistant Director  (posted 11/1)
Part-time Curator (posted 10/25)
Must be a registered Partner to post opportunities (Become a Partner, it's FREE and easy!)
Become a Partner TODAY!
Connect. Collaborate. Communicate.   It's FREE and easy!

Click HERE
Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition
860-448-5135 | PO Box 95 | New London, CT 06320
with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts