Arts and Cultural activites are a core asset of Southeastern CT, and in the 2011 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) were recognized as an important and emerging economic Cluster in the region. 


The Cluster is made up of  individual artists in all media, a wide range of non-profit cultural institutions, and commercial enterprises. It is estimated that there are over 4000 employees and self employed residents involved directly in the Art and Creative Cluster, with several thousand more in supporting businesses. 


Based on a recommendation of the 2011 Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition was created to coordinate activities among the many cultural and heritage organizations in the state, including the many design and technical businesses that makeup the creative industries of the region.  


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Regional Calendar of Events READ HERE

November 2014: Cultural Coalition Receives R.S. Gernon Trust Grant Award: READ HERE

January 2014:  Cultural Coalition for Region Up and Running.  READ HERE.


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