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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Festival Partners with Guilford Schools

The Guilford Performing Arts Festival (GPAF) and Guilford Public Schools have formed a partnership in which musicians, actors and dancers from the festival will teach at Guilford High School and some festival performances will be held at the high school’s 500-seat...

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Guilford Performing Arts Festival Announces Production Team

The Guilford Performing Arts Festival has hired Colin Sheehan as line producer and Lori A. Cartwright as stage manager for the 2019 festival, scheduled for September 26-29 at some 20 venues throughout Guilford.Sheehan will be responsible for production planning and...

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Shore Publishing Returns as Festival Sponsor

We’re happy and honored to welcome Shore Publishing/Zip06 back as media sponsor for the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival. Shore Publishing, which also sponsored the 2017 festival, publishes seven weekly newspapers that deliver hyperlocal news to every home and...

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Performer Applications Are Open!

The Guilford Performing Arts Festival is accepting applications for musicians, dancers, actors, poets, storytellers, comedians and others to perform or teach at the next festival, September 26-29, 2019.

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