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1 Festival News - Guilford Performing Arts Festival


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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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

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

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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Essex Savings Bank Joins Festival as Sponsor

Welcome and thank you to Essex Savings Bank, which has signed on as a festival sponsor for the first time, joining us at the Silver level.Based in Essex, the 168-year-old bank has Shoreline branches in Madison. Old Saybrook and Old Lyme.We appreciate your...

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Welcome, Mia Kriksciun!

Those of you who have met or spoken to her already know this, but we’re very fortunate to have Mia Sage Kriksciun working with us this summer as an intern, helping out in marketing and production. Mia’s a recent graduate of Middletown High School, a singer,...

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Guilford Foundation Renews Support for Festival

The Guilford Foundation, whose initial grant provided the seed money for the first Guilford Performing Arts Festival in 2017, is supporting us in 2019 with another substantial grant.Funding from the foundation has been critical in enabling us to bring a few national...

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Whitfield & Water Shoppes Sponsors Festival

Whitfield & Water Shoppes, a collection of stores, offices and residences in downtown Guilford, is supporting us as a platinum-level sponsor and exclusive sponsor of a patrons’ event that will open the 2019 festival. Watch this space, as we plan to announce...

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Paid Internship Available

The Guilford Performing Arts Festival has an opening for a paid intern, and we're looking for a college student, emerging creative professional or military veteran for a roughly four-month position in marketing and production. The intern will work approximately 250...

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