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Shoreline Arts Alliance has been the cultural leader in the central coastal region of Connecticut since 1980.  Partnering with local businesses and arts organizations, educators, institutions, and artists Shoreline Arts Alliance provides a multitude of services that strengthen tourism and the arts and cultural infrastructure in the region.


The functions of Shoreline Arts Alliance are broken down into two areas:

1. Support for internal operations of local arts, cultural and heritage organizations

2. Community outreach programming with a mission to Educate, Encourage, Enrich and Engage artists, organizations, residents, and visitors in the arts.


As a Regional Service Organization of the Department of Economic and Community Development – Office of the Arts, Shoreline Arts Alliance is the regional arts council for 24-towns and is responsible for serving the broad cultural sector within the region and making the arts a part of the daily fabric of community life.


Until recent state budget cuts, SAA served as the Field Service Office for the Office of the Arts Peer Advisor Network Program serving the needs of the nonprofit arts, cultural and heritage sector in New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties.  We are looking to fill this void and have launched ArtsNet90 to connect various arts organizations throughout the state and make a difference together.


Additionally, Eric Dillner, CEO of Shoreline Arts Alliance was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Arts Alliance in 2013 and was invited to the Board of Directors of the CT NonProfit Alliance as the Division Chairman and Voice of Arts, Cultural, and Heritage for the State of Connecticut.


You can make a difference in the arts by contacting political leaders in your area. Click here for a list of political leaders and how to contact them.

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