The Connecticut Culture Gallery at Bradley International Airport

Overview

The Connecticut Culture Gallery at Bradley International Airport is an exhibit space managed by the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Bradley International Airport.

Four exhibit cases are located at the second-floor entrances to Terminal A across from the American, United and US Airways ticket counters. These cases offer rotating exhibits that provide visitors with a view of Connecticut's cultural richness and the creative talents of its residents.


Eligibility

Connecticut nonprofit or for-profit organizations working within the areas of art, film, historic preservation and/or tourism are eligible to be featured in this gallery. Individuals and organizations outside of Connecticut are ineligible.

Selection Process

Interested organizations must email a letter of intent, including preferred dates for the exhibit and five images showing the items to be displayed. Exhibits must remain on display for a minimum of three months. Email all proposals to Michelle Parrish at michelle.parrish@ct.gov

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) will review proposals as they are submitted and will make selections based on quality and appropriateness of exhibit timing. All exhibits must be approved by COA and Bradley International Airport. It is COA's goal to provide a diverse range of works to be displayed throughout the year.

While developing an exhibit, please keep the audience in mind. The display should appeal to a variety of airport visitors, including families and business travelers. Viewers will typically have a short time for looking at the exhibit, and many may not be museum or gallery visitors. Creating a display with visual impact is key, and thoughtful labeling with a strong educational emphasis is encouraged. The exhibiting organization is responsible for installation and de-installation, as well as providing all exhibit props, pedestals, easels, etc.

Contact

For additional information or questions, contact Michelle Parrish at michelle.parrish@ct.gov or Tamara Dimitri at tamara.dimitri@ct.gov.