The Arts Resource Center (ARC) is a technical assistance umbrella for services to artists, arts organizations, arts administrators and the general public.
The ARC opened at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven in September 2005. As a component of its strategic plan, staff and administration launched a study of its artist’s services division for its capacity to serve artists and arts organizations. Many elements of the resource center already existed at the Arts Council, but needed cohesion for greater visibility and facility of usage. A segregated office space was designed specifically for public use and a focus group convened to discuss the needs of artists and organizations. This led to the generation of a year-long capacity-building workshop series.
The Arts Resource Center Supported by CT Commission on Culture and Tourism and NewAlliance Foundation


Walk-in services including both Mac and PC computers, scanner, color printer, slide scanner and viewer, and resource library
Programmed Services including an annual series of subsidized workshops and panel discussions
Consultative and support services including one-on-one technical assistance with Arts Council program staff
Plus member services described under membership

Multi-disciplinary panels of artists as well as staff and board members of arts organizations met regularly with Arts Council staff after the initial study to compile a ‘wish list’ of topics to be explored in workshops associated with the Arts Resource Center. Many of these topics are covered in the first year of workshops. In addition, there are facilitated workshops and discussions addressing governance, diversity and arts advocacy.

Legal Matters

Joan Channick and Marguerite Laurent will discuss a range of legal issues facing artists today, from intellectual property to contractual relationships.
Channick teaches a course on law and the arts at the Yale School of Drama and is the managing director of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theater field. Laurent has worked for more than 10 years as an entertainment attorney within the hip hop and R&B music, recording, merchandising and independent film industries. She has also taught an “Art and Business Law” class as an adjunct professor at various colleges in New York and Connecticut.
For more information or to sign up for this workshop, please call the Arts Council at 203-772-2788.



The Arts Council Resource Center welcomes new community volunteer Ylonda Powell of New Haven. Ylonda has an extensive background in theater, dance and mime. She is the founder and executive Director of Jesonda, a faith based arts organization. Her responsibilities are to help people become more acquainted with the Center’s offerings and equipment. For more information on Ylonda visit her website at http://www.ylondapowell.com/.

The Arts Council Resource Center is a Technical Assistance umbrella for artists, arts administrators and arts organizations in the Greater New Haven Region.

Contact the Arts Council for more information @ 203-772-2788.



The happy hour with the arts twist!

Coordinated by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven

and sponsored by Yale University

Goal: To introduce young professionals to the arts in
New Haven

Artspot! is a regular event for business professionals at local arts institutions marketing all Greater New Haven arts and entertainment opportunities to a select audience of young business professionals.

Representatives from Greater New Haven's arts organizations are present and circulate among the group to talk about their organizations, exciting events coming up, or New Haven's renowned arts community.

We rely on donations of local restaurants, eateries and bars for these events which are exclusively promoted via direct e-mail to select lists, individual organizations, word-of-mouth, press releases and media coverage. Always held the second Thursday of each month, from 6-8pm.


Un Common Space at Haskins Laboratories Gallery

work by Derek Dudek

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, in collaboration with Haskins Laboratories, presents Un Common Space: 8 Photographers at the Haskins Laboratories Gallery at 300 George Street, 9th floor. The exhibition takes place from April 4 to June 30, with an artists’ reception on April 4 from 5 to 7 pm and an artists’ talk at 5 pm. The public is invited to attend. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

On its surface, the exhibit curated by Matthew Garrett, consists of landscapes, still lifes, portraits and street photography, but the central concern of the show is space. Each photographer examines and defines space through the scale and content of their images, but often in unexpected ways. Featured artists include: Penny Cook, Rod Cook, Terry Dagradi, Derek Dudek, Bob Gianotti, David Gillich, Jr., Tia Martinson and Kyle Moran.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is a regional non-profit membership arts organization dedicated to enhancing, developing and promoting opportunities for artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the Greater New Haven area.

Haskins Laboratories is an independent, international, multidisciplinary community of researchers conducting basic research on spoken and written language. Exchanging ideas, fostering collaborations, and forging partnerships across the sciences, it produces groundbreaking research that enhances our understanding of – and reveals ways to improve or remediate – speech perception and production, reading and reading disabilities, and human communication.

For further information about this exhibition and Haskins Laboratories Gallery, please call the Arts Council at 203-772-2788.