Designated Regional Service Organizations

Overview

The Connecticut Office of the Arts partners with nine Regional Service Organizations that serve as local field offices to constituents and citizens. This statewide network of designated service agencies plays a key role that is mutually beneficial to the state’s citizens and creative economy, the regional arts and cultural infrastructure, and COA’s goals, programs and services. 


The role of the Designated Regional Service Organizations is to support Connecticut's economy by providing arts and cultural leadership at a regional level. These organizations:

  • develop, convene, and sustain the arts industry and develop and sustain cross-sector relationships;
  • provide coordinated marketing, technical assistance, advocacy, and many other services and programs;
  • support specific COA programs and services.

The following nine agencies are designated by the Connecticut Office of the Arts to provide services in their respective regions:

Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Daniel Fitzmaurice, Executive Director
70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor New Haven, CT 06510
Email:  info@newhavenarts.org 
(203) 772-2788
www.newhavenarts.org

Towns Served:  Bethany | Branford (shared) | Cheshire (shared) | East Haven (shared) | Guilford (shared) | Hamden | Madison (shared) | Meriden | Milford | New Haven | North Branford (shared) | North Haven | Orange | Wallingford | West Haven | Woodbridge

Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region

Diane J. Ploch, Administrator
83 Bank Street
P.O. Box 1469 Waterbury, CT 06721
Email:  dploch@waterburyregionarts.com 
(203) 757-0701 x316
www.waterburyregionarts.com

Towns Served:  Ansonia | Beacon Falls | Bethlehem (shared) | Cheshire (shared) | Derby | Middlebury | Naugatuck | Oxford | Prospect | Seymour | Southbury | Thomaston (shared) | Waterbury | Watertown | Wolcott | Woodbury

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County 

Angela Whitford, Executive Director
Gate Lodge at Matthews Park 
301 West Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850
Email: info@culturalalliancefc.org
(203) 256-2329
www.culturalalliancefc.org   

Towns Served:  Bridgeport | Darien | Easton | Fairfield | Greenwich | Monroe | New Canaan | Norwalk | Shelton | Stamford | Stratford | Trumbull | Weston | Westport | Wilton

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

Lisa M. Scails, Executive Director 
287 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810
Email:  info@cawct.org
(203) 798-0760 
www.cawct.org

Towns Served:  Bethel | Bridgewater | Brookfield | Danbury | New Fairfield | New Milford (shared) | Newtown | Redding | Ridgefield | Sherman

Greater Hartford Arts Council

Cathy Malloy, Chief Executive Officer 
100 Pearl Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 231436 Hartford, CT 06123-1436
Email:  info@letsgoarts.org
(860) 525-8629
www.letsgoarts.org

Towns Served:  Andover | Avon | Berlin | Bloomfield | Bolton | Bristol | Canton | East Granby | East Hartford| East Windsor | Ellington | Enfield | Farmington | Glastonbury | Granby | Hartford | Hebron | Manchester | Marlborough | New Britain | Newington | Plainville | Rocky Hill | Simsbury | Somers | Southington | South Windsor | Suffield | Tolland | Vernon | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor | Windsor Locks 

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council

Rufus de Rham, Executive Director
40 Main Street, Suite #1 Torrington, CT 06790 
Email:  info@artsnwct.org
(860) 618-0075 
www.artsnwct.org

Towns Served:  Barkhamsted | Bethlehem (shared) | Burlington | Canaan | Colebrook | Cornwall | Goshen | Hartland | Harwinton | Kent | Litchfield | Morris | New Hartford | New Milford (shared) | Norfolk | North Canaan | Plymouth | Roxbury | Salisbury | Sharon | Thomaston (shared) | Torrington | Warren | Washington | Winchester

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Eric Dillner, CEO / Executive Director
725 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT 06437-2752 
(203) 453-3890
www.shorelinearts.org  

Towns Served:  Branford (shared) | Chester | Clinton | Cromwell | Deep River | Durham | East Haddam | East Hampton | East Haven (shared) | East Lyme | Essex | Guilford (shared) | Haddam | Killingworth | Lyme (shared) | Madison (shared) | Middlefield | Middletown | North Branford (shared) | Old Lyme (shared) | Old Saybrook | Portland | Salem | Westbrook 

Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition

Wendy Bury, Executive Director 
PO Box 95 New London, CT 06320
Email:  info@CultureSECT.org
(860) 448-5135 
www.cultureSECT.org

Towns Served:  Bozrah | Colchester | East Lyme | Franklin | Griswold | Groton | Lebanon | Ledyard | Lisbon | Lyme (shared) | Montville | New London | North Stonington | Norwich | Old Lyme (shared) | Preston | Salem (shared) | Sprague | Stonington | Voluntown | Waterford

Windham Arts

Dirk Fecho, Program Director
1010 Main Street 
P.O. Box 43 Willimantic, CT 06226-2112 
Email:  dirk@windhamarts.org

(860) 423-6389 
www.windhamarts.org

Towns Served:  Ashford | Brooklyn | Canterbury | Chaplin | Columbia | Coventry | Eastford | Hampton | Killingly |  Mansfield | Plainfield | Pomfret | Putnam | Scotland | Stafford | Sterling | Thompson | Union | Willington | Windham | Woodstock