As the Designated Regional Service Organization (DRSO) for the CT Office of the Arts, Department of Economic & Community Development, the Cultural Coalition partnered with Americans for the Arts to conduct two separate AEP6 studies in Eastern Connecticut – one for the southeast region and one for the northeast region. AEP6 is the first study of Northeastern CT’s nonprofit arts & cultural economic impact. For National and State of Connecticut findings, return to: http://culturesect.org/arts-economic-prosperity-6-study-aep6/

Northeastern CT Region AEP6 Information

For the purpose of this analysis and unique report, the geographic region being studied – Northeastern CT Region is defined as the cities and towns of Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Mansfield, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Stafford, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Willington, Windham, and Woodstock in Connecticut.
Note: these are all of the 15 municipalities in Windham County, and 6 municipalities in Tolland County.

Northeastern CT AEP6 Summary (2 pages)

Northeastern CT AEP6 FULL Report (58 pages)

Northeastern CT AEP6 Audience Demographics (2 pages)

AEP6 Economic Impact Calculator
Click link above and input your information to calculate the economic impact of your organization (or a group of organizations):

  • Population of your Community (Population of  Northeastern CT Region estimated as 116,782 from U.S. Census Bureau.)
  • Your Organization’s Total Operating Expenses
  • Total Attendance to Your Organization’s In-Person Events

Northeast CT Region AEP6 Findings Info. Session – Presentation slides/links


Many thanks to the following nonprofits in Northeast CT (42) who submitted the Organizational Survey to Americans for the Arts in 2023:

Ashford Area Arts Council; Avery Concerts; Bloody Historical; Brooklyn Historical Society; Canterbury Public Library; Chamberlin Mill; Community Cultural Committee of Northeastern Connecticut (dba The Three C’S); Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum (Connecticut Eastern Chapter, NRHS); Consonare Choral Community; Coventry Arts Guild; Coventry Historical Society; David Hayes Art Foundation; Eastern Connecticut State University (Julian Akus Gallery); Finnish American Heritage Society; Hampton Antiquarian and Historical Society; Hellenic Society Paideia; Highland Festival Association of Scotland, Connecticut (Scotlands Highland Festival); Killingly Historical and Geneological Society; Loos Center for the Arts; Mansfield Historical Society; Mansfield Public Library; Northeast Connecticut Community Orchestra; Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild; Opera New England of NE CT; Pomfret Public Library; Prudence Crandall Museum (DECD); Putnam Arts Council; Putnam Public Library; Rediscovering History; Stafford Arts Commission; Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society; The America Museum; The Last Green Valley; Thompson Historical Society; Thread City Classical Dance; University of Connecticut (Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts); Willimantic Public Art (WPA); Willimantic Renaissance; Windham Arts; Windham Regional Arts Council; Windham Theatre Guild; Woodstock Historical Society.

In the Northeastern CT Region, a total of 457 valid audience-intercept surveys were collected from attendees to nonprofit arts and culture performances, events, exhibits, and special events during the period from May 2022 through June 2023. Thank you to the following partners in Northeast CT for their participation in conducting the Audience Intercept Surveys at their venue/event:  

Chaplin Public Library; Coventry Arts Guild – Arts on Main Festival; Killingly Public Library; UConn – Connecticut Repertory Theatre; UConn – Jorgensen Center for the Arts; UConn – William Benton Museum of Art; Windham Regional Arts Council at Mansfield Public Library; Pomfret Library; Art Guild Northeast at Putnam Public Library; Bradley Playhouse – Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut; Putnam Business Association – Fire and Ice Festival; Mansfield Downtown Partnership – Winter Welcome; Bread Box Theater – Spring Music Series; Burton Leavitt Theatre – Windham Theatre Guild; Eastern CT State University – The Theater & Performance Media Program; Windham Textile & History Museum; EC-CHAP – Dye & Bleach House Community Gallery; Loos Center for the Arts at Woodstock Academy.

Locations of AEP6 Audience Intercept Survey Collection 2022-2023