June 5, 2009
Connecticut: Fellowship Program
The Arts Division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCT) has developed a fellowship program open to recent college graduates who are interested in the arts. The Division currently offers Public Information, Art in Public Spaces and Visual Arts fellowships as a way to provide on-the-job training and meaningful experiences for individuals aspiring to careers in the arts. The fellowships offer firsthand experience in the arts and arts management fields; fellows are awarded a $30,000 annual stipend, with a required commitment of 30 hours per week for 50 weeks. Fellows benefit from working closely with the Arts Division’s professional staff; meeting and interacting with a wide variety of artists and arts professionals; establishing contacts at the state, regional, and national levels; gaining managerial and technical skills in specific areas of interest; and developing a broad perspective of the functions of a state arts agency. A recent fellow who “trained” for three years at CCT was able to transition immediately into a full-time administrative director position at a Hartford dance company. For more information, contact Arts Division Director An-Ming Truxes.
In this Issue
State to State
- Arkansas: Creative Economy Project
- Wyoming: Community Arts Partners Program
- Kentucky: Poets Laureate
- Connecticut: Fellowship Program
- Virginia: Conference for Creating Arts and Cultural Districts
- Missouri: Arts Summit
- Oregon: Cultural Tourism Grant Program
- D.C.: Artistic Bike Rack
Executive Director's Column
Research on Demand
Did You Know?
ARTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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