The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has been awarded $12,500 by Fairfield County's Community Foundation to support its operations, allowing its services to the region, its artists, and arts enthusiasts to continue and grow. The Foundation's tagline, "Together We Thrive", is an appropriate complement to the Cultural Alliance's mission to market a highly recognized Connecticut arts region, to support communities that thrive on a strong arts presence, and to provide opportunities and resources to the creative artists that live in them.
The Cultural Alliance serves ten towns: Danbury, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman. Lisa Scails, Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, says "The Cultural Alliance works hard to expand partnerships with business, increase access to and equity for the arts, and strengthen our key commitment to regional arts promotion. 'Together We Thrive' is a bugle call for our constituency, stakeholders, and those we serve."
The upcoming "Open MIc Night" on Friday, July 14th at 5:30pm at 287 Main Street, Danbury, is now free to the public thanks to the support of the Foundation. The event is tied to the Endworks Project, a collaborative effort between the Cultural Alliance and the Women's Center of Greater Danbury.
About Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Fairfield County's Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations' national standards, and has awarded $197.8 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit www.fccfoundation.org
For more information about the services and programs of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, or to become a sponsor or volunteer, visit www.artswesternct.org