The honorary position of Connecticut State Troubadour was established in 1991 by the Connecticut General Assembly. The State Troubadour/Trobairitz (referred to henceforth as Troubadour) serves as an ambassador of music and song and promotes cultural literacy* among Connecticut citizens. The Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) appoints an individual resident singer-songwriter as the State Troubadour based on the recommendations of a review panel. Singers and songwriters from all genres of music are welcomed.
|*Cultural Literacy - a term coined by E.D. Hirsch, refers to the ability to understand and participate fluently in a given culture. The Troubadour will be familiar with Connecticut's arts, history, stories, etc. and be able to communicate and promote the Connecticut experience through song.|
|Nomination Deadline||August 10, 2021|
|September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm|
|Panel Review||Fall 2021|
|Notification / Announcement||Mid-November 2021|
|State Troubadour Term||January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
Be sure to review these program guidelines to learn more about the application process and program requirements.
- Nomination Process
- Application Process
- Review Process
- Frequently Asked Questions
The current (2018 - 2021) State Troubadour is Nekita Waller. We invite you to learn more about Nekita here.
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