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CULTURAL ALLIANCE SEEKS NOMINEES

CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT SEEKS NOMINEES

TO RECEIVE RECOGNITION AT 11TH ANNUAL "BUSINESS SUPPORTS THE ARTS" AWARDS BREAKFAST

SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH AT THE AMBER ROOM COLONNADE 

 "Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realization." - businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison 

Each year, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut recognizes outstanding philanthropic giving and volunteerism that support arts and culture, and each year, the Cultural Alliance requests that the public be involved in nominating outstanding business leaders and volunteers who have made a significant impact on their communities. Seeking nominations, the Cultural Alliance reaches out to its ten-town region: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding, and Sherman. "We're blessed with cultural diversity and the region's investment in that uniqueness," says Lisa Scails, Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance. "The awards were established to highlight a synergism between the arts, business markets, and their communities that reflects not only the purpose of the Cultural Alliance but the region's health and well-being."

This year, awards will be presented at the Cultural Alliance's 11th Annual "Business Supports the Arts" awards breakfast on Thursday, October 12th at The Amber Room Colonnade. A highly anticipated event each year, the "Business Supports the Arts" awards breakfast brings in substantial support of the Cultural Alliance's mission: To market the region; to develop livable communities; and to provide opportunities and resources to the creative community it serves. 

Nominations can include a corporate, entrepreneurial, or your own business; a colleague or community partner; a volunteer; or someone who does Good for the community and deserves recognition. Four awards are given: "Business Supports the Arts" (BSA) Award, Arts In the Community Award, Heart of the Arts Award, and the Art Impacts Life Award. 

The most prestigious award, the BSA award, is  presented to mid-sized to large businesses for their exemplary giving practices. It recognizes the broad impact made and significant philanthropic contributions to support art, history and culture within the Cultural Alliance's 10-town region. Last year's recipient was Ridgefield's Doyle Coffin Architecture (BSA Award).

The Arts in the Community award highlights, promotes, and honors local business leaders who have encouraged and supported innovative approaches to using the arts to build and sustain vibrant, healthy, and creative communities that focus on economic development. This award is usually presented to a local business or business leader. The Bethel Economic Development Office received the honor at last year's breakfast.

The Heart of the Arts award recognizes the outstanding volunteer efforts of an individual and their contributions made to encourage and nurture arts and culture in their community, and significantly increasing our region's quality of life. Last year's honoree was Howard Lasser of Brookfield.

The Art Impacts Life Award, which was established in 2016 and awarded to Hancock Hall in Danbury, addresses the quite tangible results that come from including art, cultural activities, and creative expression in everyday life.    

Nomination information and forms can be obtained by visiting artswesternct.org  The deadline for receipt of all nomination forms is Friday, August 4th. Sponsorship opportunities are available now by calling the offices of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut at (203) 798 0760.

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, with offices at 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT, is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in Greater Danbury. Major funding is received from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Cultural Alliance is also supported by public and private funding, corporate sponsors, and by its 290 members including more than 55 arts, history, and cultural organizations. 

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