What We Do

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven plays a leadership role in strengthening and endorsing the positive value art has in our neighborhoods, towns, and cities. We encourage cross-sector partnerships through building relationships with civic, corporate, institutional, and medical sectors.

The Arts Council curates thematic group shows currently at two venues with visual artists of all media, at all levels of experience. We also collaborate with social and human needs services, exhibiting artwork from children, youth, and adults who have never publicly displayed their work.

We connect artists and residents of Greater New Haven with the region’s vibrant arts and cultural assets; we advise, recommend, and assist artist members with finding visual and performing arts opportunities; and we partner with non-arts organizations, taking the arts beyond traditional arts venues to expand our reach to diverse audiences.

Through programs, publications, exhibitions, special events, workshops, training and more, we serve an estimated 130,000 artists, arts organizations and the general public each year. Our core membership is 900.

Please go to Arts Council Programs for full scope of our work.

To view the Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s FY 2015 Annual Report please click here.


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