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.

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