Arts Commission

Mission Statement

Our founding ordinance of 1981 stipulates our mission: “to stimulate, facilitate, coordinate and cooperate with existing organizations for the development of the arts. It shall serve as an information center and focal point in the community for activities in the arts.”

The Hamden Arts Commission will facilitate the development of the arts in Hamden through programs and project development and presentation, and by serving as a cultural information and resource center. We view our efforts as important components of community and economic initiatives which contribute to Hamden's being an attractive place to live and a worthwhile place to visit.

Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Hamden Government Center
    Third Floor Conference Room
    2750 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518
    • MEETINGS MAY BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM. CHECK AGENDA FOR INFORMATION.

Calendars

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

This fifteen member commission shall have no more than 10 members of the same political party. This three-year appointment is recommended by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Legislative Council.

  • Diane X. Brown
  • Loraine Brown
  • Siobhan-Carter David
  • Donna Elkin
  • Marita Gargiulo
  • Sandra G. Schiff
  • Lois K. Jason
  • Charles Kortsep
  • Jennifer McGarry
  • Alex Mickens
  • George W. Moore
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  • Gerry Tobin, Clerk