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Help Market the Arts with the ACC!

The Arts & Culture Collaborative  has a job opening for a part-time Marketing & Membership Associate. This position will support the administrator and committee chairs with a variety of duties, focusing on marketing and membership for the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region. The ACC is a regional service arts organization focusing on promoting, connecting, collaborating and advocating for the arts in 16 towns. The position currently allows for 15-20 hours per week (hybrid of in-office and remote hours can be arranged).

Tasks and responsibilities may vary weekly, but will include:

  • Help maintain ACC website
  • Update and monitor social media
  • Create online newsletters in Constant Contact or similar program
  • Create quarterly online Flipbook based on member event submissions and news
  • Assist with event planning and coordination
  • Data entry
  • Member communications, assistance

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MIXMASTER 2022 Juried Members Exhibition: CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Mattatuck Museum’s annual MIXMASTER is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of the Museum’s artists members working in New England and the Tri-state region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work, done in the last three years.

Current Mattatuck Museum membership at any level required at time of submission. MIXMASTER is open to all Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont resident artists 18 years and over. Original works accepted in all media. Work submitted must have been executed in the past three years and not previously exhibited in a Connecticut Museum. A $20.00 entry fee will be charged for each submitted work. Up to three works per artist may be submitted. All entrants must have a current Mattatuck Museum membership to be eligible to submit work. Artists can learn more about Mixmaster at the Museum’s website, mattmuseum.org, and submit entries on artcall.org.

Submissions will be open on Monday, October 18 and the deadline for submissions will be Friday, December 17, 2021.

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Connecticut Open House Day was a Success!

Connecticut Open House Day, now in its 17th year, is an annual event held on the second Saturday of June.
The purpose of this event is to inspire Connecticut residents to learn about all the experiences in their own backyard, anticipating that this will convert them into ambassadors who will recommend these experiences to other visitors. The state heavily promotes this event and typically enjoys significant press coverage each year.
 
Connecticut Tourism Business Partners sent this update:

Thanks for Making the 17th Annual Connecticut Open House Day a Success!

Open House Day

This year, over 140 tourism attractions across the state—from museums, arts and cultural venues, and historical sites to nature centers, farms, and galleries—participated in the annual Open House Day event!

After a difficult year and a half, it was wonderful to see so many properties open and offering in-person or virtual experiences to Connecticut residents.

It’s a positive sign of things to come this summer tourism season!
 
Here are a few highlights from the State of Connecticut’s Open House Day promotion:

  • We secured over 65 media placements in print, online, and broadcast (TV/radio) media, generating over 55 million earned media impressions.
  • We generated 363,876 social media impressions and 7,495 social media engagements.
  • The Open House Day web page received thousands of hits, generating traffic to partners’ individual websites.

For more things to do this summer throughout Connecticut, visit:  https://www.ctvisit.com/

 

Our Mission

The Arts & Culture Collaborative was created to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region as a central component of furthering economic and cultural development and to enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Find out more about the ACC. Join us as a member. Help us to spread the word about the high quality of artistic life in our region by participating in the programs of the ACC. This collaboration works through open dialog, so contact us for more information or to receive our regular events publications.



MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 1469
Waterbury CT 06721

OFFICE ADDRESS:
83 Bank Street, 4th Floor
Waterbury CT 06702
203-757-0701 (Ext 316)