FESTIVAL NEWS

2022 Artists’ Awards Applications Open

2022 Artists’ Awards Applications Open

Applications are now open for the Guilford Performing Arts Festival’s (GPAF) third round of Artists’ Awards, which commission new works by Connecticut artists in dance, drama and music. As many as six $2,500 grants will be awarded for the creation of new work to be...

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2022 Artists’ Awards Criteria & Rules

2022 Artists’ Awards Criteria & Rules

(Note: the link to the online application is at the bottom of this page. Please read the criteria and rules in their entirety before applying) Overview The Guilford Performing Arts Festival Artists’ Awards were created to support the development of new work by...

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Festival Adds New Board Members

Festival Adds New Board Members

We’re excited to announce the election of two new members to the festival board of directors: Sheri Cote and Susan Rollins. Their presence increases the size of our board to 12 and brings valuable skills in business and marketing to our all-volunteer organization....

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Sky Hagner Performs Invisible Cities in Philly

Sky Hagner Performs Invisible Cities in Philly

Skyler Hagner, recipient of the festival’s Donn Trenner 2020 Artists’ Award in Music, recently performed his composition Invisible Cities, commissioned by the festival, in Philadelphia. Skyler premiered the work, a suite for jazz nonet, at the 2021 festival and has...

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Cello Program to Benefit Ukraine

Cello Program to Benefit Ukraine

A benefit concert for Ukrainian humanitarian relief will take place on Sunday, June 12, at the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Guilford. It will feature music by the cello students of Ann West, a professional cellist who has lived and taught in Guilford for several...

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Call for Visual Artists in Clinton

Call for Visual Artists in Clinton

Our friends at the Clinton Arts Council and Clinton Art Society are calling for visual artists and vendors to participate in the town’s first annual visual arts festival, a free event that will take place July 30 in downtown Clinton.  The festival will feature...

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Check Out Our 2021 Impact Report

Check Out Our 2021 Impact Report

We’d love you take a few minutes to read through our 2021 Impact Report, which we published in April to report on the 2021 festival and the impact it had on the community in entertainment and education.  Though the number of shows, workshops and audience members...

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Great Give Giving Has Started!

Great Give Giving Has Started!

The main act in the 36-hour fundraising frenzy known as The Great Give will be May 4-5, but you can start donating on Monday, April 25. We've traditionally raised nearly half of the funds for our Artists’ Awards grant program through the Great Give, so please help us...

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Festival Seeks New Board Members and Volunteers

Festival Seeks New Board Members and Volunteers

With three successful festival cycles under our belt, we’re looking for a small number of passionate and dedicated people to help us reach the next level of effectiveness and sustainability. Thanks to a tremendous amount of volunteer effort and terrific support from...

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Legacy Theatre Auditioning for 2022 Casts

Legacy Theatre Auditioning for 2022 Casts

Our friends at Legacy Theatre in Branford are accepting audition submissions for 2022 season casts. Their season, which runs from April to September, will feature performances of I Do! I Do!; Deathtrap; Awesomer & Awesomer; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and...

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Susan Cinoman’s Play Guenevere Gets Optioned

Susan Cinoman’s Play Guenevere Gets Optioned

Guenevere, Susan Cinoman's play commissioned through a 2018 festival Artists' Award grant, has been optioned by a producer and is being developed for a Regional and/or Off Broadway run. We'll share any news we receive about progress in Guenevere's development. Susan...

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