For more than 50 years, you and other passionate arts advocates have helped transform lives by supporting the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Thank You!


Daniel’s Story

Left: Daniel and Rick Wies, incoming Arts Council Board President (Photo: Katrina Goldburn) Right: Daniel as Mr. Beaver from the 1997 production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Milford Arts Council

My most significant childhood experiences in the arts were taking piano lessons at Progressive Music, biking to summer theatre camp at the Milford Arts Council, and experiencing weekend matinees at Shubert Theater. These creative places ignited my passion for the arts and propelled me to study and teach classical piano in Philadelphia, PA and Portland, OR where I, ultimately, discovered my true passion for arts management.

Since moving back to the New Haven area in 2013, I have had the privilege of working at Neighborhood Music School, Elm Shakespeare Company, Creative Arts Workshop, and now The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

These formative experiences with our diverse creative ecosystem are why I love the New Haven region and why I am thrilled to lead The Arts Council into the 21st century, empowering the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

I cannot wait to share the exciting ventures on the horizon for your Arts Council soon and look forward to working together to finally transform our region into the cultural capital of New England.



There is no question that our dynamic creative ecosystem demands bold leadership, especially when the arts are under attack. Which is why I was not willing to let your Arts Council remain silent when the White House proposed defunding all of our national cultural organizations. Our Save the NEA Campaign launched on my first week as Executive Director and convened our organizations, created an online advocacy toolkit, distributed 3,000 postcards to elected officials, and helped to raise $316,947 for arts and culture during The Great Give 2017.

Your Arts Council is working overtime to save our creative community as our president continues to attack us and our state struggles to fund us.

This fight is not over! ARE YOU WITH US?

Please help The Arts Council evolve to empower our creative sector by making a donation by June 30th. With so much at stake, your investment is vital.


With appreciation,

Daniel Fitzmaurice
Executive Director


Please keep in mind as you consider a donation that The Arts Council is eligible to receive corporate matching gifts. Please check with your or your spouse’s company if there is a matching gift program. Just send us the form and we will complete it, return it to the proper department, and be the beneficiary of additional support. It’s that easy!