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The UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI), located in Hartford, CT, is excited to announce its second Annual Visualizing Health Equity Art Contest.  This year’s theme is “Hope & Opportunities.  Artists can choose to focus on specific populations, such as boys and men of color, women and girls of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless population, LGBTQ+, and more.  The entry deadline for the art contest is May 15, 2019, 11:59 PM and is open to Connecticut residents, age 10 and older. For more information and how to enter, visit the HDI Visualize Health Equity Art Contest page

Auditions – Goodspeed Musicals is holding LOCAL CHILD AUDITIONS for its 2019 production of “Billy Elliot” on Sunday, May 19 starting at 12:00 p.m. in East Haddam, CT. Auditions will be for ballet girls and the Michel understudy. We are looking for candidates with strong dance ability between the ages of 7 and 16. More info at Deadline: May 18, 2019

Call for Artists – Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2019 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. For a Prospectus go to  Deadline: May 24, 2019

Call for Artists – Birds, Bugs and Their Flowers. A summer exhibit at Spectrum Art Gallery, July 26 – September 15. What a wonderful way to celebrate the season by featuring the interactions between some of nature’s best gardeners. This show welcomes pieces in all mediums. Contact:  Deadline: July 10, 2019

Auditions for Gillette Castle State Park Summer Show
Non-Equity auditions for the East Haddam Stage Company’s summer show, The Professor, at Gillette Castle State Park will be held on Saturday April 13th from 1:30-4:00pm at the visitor’s center at Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River Rd, East Haddam CT.  EHSCO is looking for 2 men and 2 women for a 30-minute adaptation of the 1890 Victorian farce The Professor, written by William Gillette (not published). Comedic roles range in age from 20 to 60.  Synopsis and character breakdown is on the website Rehearsals begin in June, run during the week. Shows perform for 6 weekends only July 6-August 11th. Call 860-873-3521 or write for an audition slot. Deadline: Friday, April 12th.

Student Artists  – Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Annual Art Festival
The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival has a rich history spanning over 6o years. 2019 is the 2nd year inviting student artists (middle school to graduate school) to be a part of our show. The application is free, just a portfolio needs to be submitted. There are limited one or two day spots are available for August 10th and 11th.  Flyer for information – Page1, Page2.  Application link HERE.

Rose Arts Festival Call for Artists
On the evening of June 29th, the Rose Arts Festival brings music and art into businesses and out into the streets of downtown Norwich. Thousands visit shops, offices, breweries, and restaurants. To be included in this juried event, visit:  Select the “submit art for Downtown After Dark.” This form is only for artists age 16 and older wishing to show work in Downtown Norwich. There is no fee to submit work or to participate. Artists will be responsible for hand delivery and pick up of their work after the event. Deadline: May 3, 2019

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, Old Lyme
Call for sculptors!  Summer Sculpture Showcase (June 8 to October 6, 2019) has featured the selected sculptural works of over 60 acclaimed artists, hailing tremendous success and generating over $70,000 in sales. The exhibition has drawn over 4000 viewers to the 4.5-acre sculpture garden throughout the 2015-2018 summer seasons. For more information and to apply, click HERE.