FESTIVAL NEWS

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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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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Benefit Dinner on the Green to Kick off Festival

Benefit Dinner on the Green to Kick off Festival

The 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival will kick off on Thursday, September 26, with an exclusive Dinner on the Green for patrons and guests, held under a tent on the historic Guilford town green.The elegant evening will feature a farm-to-table-style dinner with...

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Festival Announces Two Dozen More Performers

Festival Announces Two Dozen More Performers

We've just announced a second wave of 24 performers, bringing to more than 60 the number of artists committed to the 2019 festival. More performers, including several national “marquee” names and artists who will teach in the public schools, will be announced in the...

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First Wave of 2019 Performers Announced

First Wave of 2019 Performers Announced

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve lined up 38 performers in our first wave of commitments to the 2019 festival! We’re continuing to review applications and will announce a second wave, including several national “marquee” names, in early July. A full schedule...

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