FESTIVAL NEWS

Shoreline Ballet is Major Festival Sponsor

Shoreline Ballet is Major Festival Sponsor

Shoreline Ballet has signed on a major sponsor of the 2021 festival. It's the second season in which the Guilford dance school has supported and partnered with the festival. In addition to making a substantial donation to help fund this year's events, Shoreline Ballet...

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WMNR Fine Arts Radio Partners with Festival

WMNR Fine Arts Radio Partners with Festival

WMNR radio is partnering with the festival this year, helping us get the word out while we introduce you (if you're not already familiar with it) to a great, listener-supported radio station that plays classic and classical music. Hear festival acting chairman Peter...

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Francine Collections Sponsors Festival

Francine Collections Sponsors Festival

Thank you, Francine Farkas Sears and the folks at Francine Collections for sponsoring the festival for the first time this year. Based in Branford, Francine Collections offers a versatile, timeless and high-quality collection of women’s bags and accessories—designed...

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Shore Publishing is 2021 Festival Media Sponsor

Shore Publishing is 2021 Festival Media Sponsor

We’re pleased to welcome Shore Publishing/Zip06.com back as a festival sponsor. They’ve been a media sponsor three festivals running now, and it’s been a terrific relationship for us—helping us get the word out along the Shoreline with coverage and advertising space...

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Guilford Rotary Grants Festival $1,000

Guilford Rotary Grants Festival $1,000

Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Guilford for granting the festival $1,000 to put on this year's show. Guilford Rotary is a bedrock of community support, most visibly through its annual LobsterFest, Frosty 5K New Year's Day Road Race and Roses for Autism Rose Sale....

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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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