We’re Going to Do This Thing!

We’re Going to Do This Thing!

It’s late April, and things are warming up, looking up and opening up on the Shoreline—as we busily plan this fall’s Guilford Performing Arts Festival! We believe it’s essential that we finally come together again for live performance, though because of the impact of...

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Festival Announces 2020 Artists’ Award Recipients

Festival Announces 2020 Artists’ Award Recipients

Dimensional Dance Skyler Hagner Iddi Saaka Thomas/Ortiz Dance Emily Breeze Marialena DiFabbio Julie Fitzpatrick We're excited to announce that we've named six Connecticut performing artists as recipients of our 2020 Artists’ Awards. Each awardee will get a $2,500...

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Connecticut Offers Grants to Artists in Pandemic

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

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

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

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

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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