Connecticut Offers Grants to Artists in Pandemic

COVID-19 has led to the complete shutdown of gatherings of people as the government tries to slow the spread of the virus. Businesses have either closed, with staff working from home where possible, or have remained open but under strict guidelines. Things like...

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Artists’ Award Criteria & Rules

OverviewThe Guilford Performing Arts Festival Artists’ Awards were created to support the development of new work by Connecticut performing artists and to provide a vehicle for premiering new work at the festival. They are artistic/creativity awards, not income-relief...

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Artists’ Awards Grant Applications Open May 31

We're tripling the number of Artists’ Awards this year to six, and the total grant money available to $15,000, in an effort to support the creation of new work by Connecticut performing artists and provide some relief for artists who have lost income during the...

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Noah Baerman Completes Work on Cliff Palace

Pianist Noah Baerman, recipient of the inaugural Guilford Performing Arts Festival Artists’ Award in Music, recently put the finishing touches on his extended jazz composition, Cliff Palace, after working on it for much of a year. He sent us an email on September 3,...

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Pilobolus to Perform and Teach at Festival

The internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will perform, teach in the public schools, and hold dance and movement classes for the public as part of the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival. Pilobolus will present a full-company performance of “Come to...

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Shoreline Ballet Sponsors Festival, Curates Dance Program

So many thanks to Shoreline Ballet and its director, Katie Contessa, for sponsoring the 2019 festival at the Major level! This outstanding dance studio in Guilford is helping support the cost of an innovative dance performance, teaching and public-service program,...

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