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CREATIVITY, ARTS & TOURISM

The South Central region is home to exceptional creative talent in the arts and sciences. A burgeoning community of artists, a strong concentration of renowned architects and designers, and world-class research scientists fuel the region’s thinking community. Graduate programs in art, drama, architecture and the natural sciences, together with a robust private sector, make South Central Connecticut a center of artistic and scientific innovation.  See below for a list of available resources or contact REX at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

RESOURCES
VISIT NEW HAVEN
Visit New Haven promotes Greater New Haven as a destination or stopover point for individual and group tourism. This is accomplished by engaging in visitor promotions and soliciting and servicing conventions, sporting events and other related group business. The goal is to ultimately generate overnight stays and business for area attractions and businesses, thereby enhancing the economic fabric of the region.
195 Church Street, 14th Floor                                           
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 777 8550
www.visitnewhaven.com

THE ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER NEW HAVEN
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven provides steadfast leadership and advocacy for artists, arts organizations and audiences in the Greater New Haven region including the towns of Milford, Orange, Woodbridge, Branford, Bethany, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, New Haven, North Haven, North Branford, Wallingford, and West Haven. Reaching an estimated 30,000 people directly, and serving a regional population of 130,000 per year through programs, publications, exhibitions, special events, workshops, training and more than 6,000 hours of direct technical services to artists, the Arts Council also directly serves eight member organizations through the Greater New Haven Arts Stabilization Project, and 100 regional arts organizations through other technical services. The Arts Council has a core membership of 1,300.
70 Audubon Street
2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 772 2788
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www.newhavenarts.org

INFO NEW HAVEN
Info New Haven is an online resource for finding events, venues, restaurants, entertainment, and cultural resources for visitors to Downtown New Haven.
1000 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 773 9494
http://www.infonewhaven.com

NEW HAVEN OFFICE OF ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM
The mission of the New Haven Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism is to improve the quality of life in New Haven and to support the economic development of the City by assisting, promoting and encouraging artists, arts and cultural organizations and events in New Haven. The Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism supports a wealth of neighborhood activities through the Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program; enhances municipal buildings and schools with public works of art through its Percent for Art Program; and maintains the Urban Museum of Architecture, a museum "without walls." It also annually presents Celebrate New Haven 4th at East Rock Park; the Mayor's Halloween Parade; and the Holiday Tree Lighting on the Green. Additionally, the Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism provides support to the Connecticut Film Industry by assisting filmmakers in identifying possible locations within the city, negotiating city services and other location needs and costs.
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 946 8378

CONNECTICUT OFFICE OF TOURISM
The Connecticut Office of Tourism was created by the Connecticut General Assembly to develop and enhance opportunities for collaboration, coordination and growth in the arts, historic preservation, film and tourism. Serving Connecticut's cultural institutions, organizations and individuals through funding, technical assistance, and promotion, its mission is to preserve, promote and strengthen Connecticut's cultural and tourism assets in order to be long-term economic contributors that enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the State. Operating as a grant-making agency for state and federal funds, the Commission also serves to market and promote the state's attractions to both in-state and out-of-state residents.
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
P 860 256 2800
www.ctvisit.com

CENTRAL REGIONAL TOURISM DISTRICT
The Central Regional Tourism District (CRTD) represents REX's 15 towns, as well as 50 other municipalities stretching from the Massachusetts border to Long Island Sound.  Each town is entitled to a representative on the CRTD's board of directors.  The primary focus of the organization is to promote leisure travel within the region.
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
P 860 787 9640
 

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SCRCOG DEMOGRAPHIC & SOCIOECONOMIC TRENDS REPORT
Click here to download the South Central Regional Council of Governments' Demographic and Socioeconomic Trends report. 
 
Click here to access the SCRCOG Interactive Map Gallery.
  • Urbanized Areas
  • Population Density
  • Population Change
  • Municipalities
  • Median Household Income
  • Median Home Value
  • Diversity Index

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CITY OF NEW HAVEN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

The City of New Haven is seeking to create an Entertainment District to lure creative economy businesses with tax incentives. The Entertainment District application has been approved by the City Plan Commission and the Board of Aldermen.

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