Lord Foundation Special Fund for Arts & Culture Established

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation, in collaboration with the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition, established a new Lord Foundation Special Fund for Arts & Culture and dedicated $100,000 to this Special Fund that will be used specifically for making grants to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations located in ... More

Cultural Coalition Community Meeting – “Reopening SECT’s Arts & Cultural Institutions: Updates & Insights”

Cultural Coalition Community Meeting   "Reopening SECT's Arts & Cultural Institutions: Updates & Insights"  Monday, July 13 at 4pm - 5pm via Zoom Join us for a Cultural Coalition meeting to hear brief updates about reopening status, insights, positive news, and challenges from some of our region's arts ... More

COVID Information for Arts & Cultural Organizations & Businesses

  For daily updates and news, see our Facebook Public Group Page Resources/Info/Q&A - COVID CultureSECT Arts & Cultural Org/Bus Artists CT Office of the Arts - Grants Available for Connecticut Artists Impacted by Covid-19 Pandemic Information, Funding Opportunities, Resources CT's Arts & ... More

City of Norwich Seeks Inaugural Poet Laureate

UPDATE: Applications Accepted Through June 30, 2020 The City of Norwich, through a partnership with Norwich Creates, is seeking to appoint the City’s first Poet Laureate.  The honorary position of the City of Norwich Poet Laureate was established in 2017 by a resolution of the City Council under the initiative of ... More

SECT’s FY20 REGI Grant Awardees

Congratulations to Southeastern CT's Regional Initiative Grantees from CT Office of the Arts            Regional Initiative (REGI) grant program encourages and supports small community arts projects that are aligned with COA's READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, and ... More

Cultural Coalition Elects Three To Board of Directors, One to Advisory Council

At its annual meeting on June 28, the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition elected three new members to its Board of Directors and one to Advisory Council. Executive Director Wendy Bury said, "Each of these new board members brings community and professional knowledge, expertise and diverse perspectives that will benefit ... More

Culture Connects – May 7

                  Postponed on May 6th - New date TBD. CULTURE CONNECTS - an exclusive Partner event Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Par Four Restaurant - Shennecossett Golf Course, 93 Plant Street, Groton $20 Partners, $25 Not Yet ... More

“It’s Not Too Late to Advocate!” Advocacy Basics Workshop

          On April 22, 2019 decision to POSTPONE ADVOCACY BASICS WORKSHOP to Fall 2019. Contact us with any Advocacy questions.   Generous operating and program support for the Cultural Coalition comes from:          ... More

Cultural Coalition Award Announcements at Chamber ECT Annual Meeting

Cultural Coalition to Present Two Arts & Culture Awards at Eastern Chamber Annual Meeting The Cultural Coalition is excited to strengthen its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. First announced at THRIVE!, our bi-annual conference for our region's arts and culture organizations, the partnership ... More

Make Music Day 2019 Info Session

INFO SESSION IS ON! - MARCH 4 AT 4:00PM Last year, Make Music Day came to CT for the first time. In Southeastern CT, more than 90 performances took place at more than 70 locations! 2018 Make Music Day SECT photo gallery. This year, we are looking forward to kicking it up a few notches. Completely different from a ... More