CCT: Art is Power: Community Roundtable Discussions

Art is Power: Community Roundtable Discussions


In 2017, the Connecticut Office of the Arts hosted a series of roundtable discussions, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

These discussions were curated with key stakeholders from the arts, community members and professionals from various business sectors to provide unique perspectives on practices, challenges and collaborations that are occurring within the state of Connecticut. Participants of the roundtables addressed issues such as Cultural Equity, Arts & Workforce Development, and Bridging Artists and Military Communities. The roundtables aligned with COA’s READI framework to make arts programming, artist development, and the creative economy in Connecticut more diverse and inclusive.  These discussions generated invaluable insight into the arts community and will influence DECD/CT Office of the Arts' future planning and creative opportunities.

These conversations were informed by similar discussions hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with other state and national partners. The main initiative was to learn about important models of artists' practice, where to locate opportunities for impact, and understand what needs to change for the current ecosystem of support to address changing economic conditions and demographics.

Art is Power: Community Roundtable Discussions booklet: PDF

For more information, please contact Adriane Jefferson at 860-500-2328 or via email at


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