Thursday, March 14, 2013

375th Anniversary Celebration Seeks Arts Volunteers


 The City of New Haven’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism is
looking for artists and event volunteers for its 375th Anniversary Celebration which will
take place on Saturday, April 27th from 1 to 4 pm on the New Haven Green.

“We are looking for singers, dancers and other performers for this historic celebration
and we want artists of all ethnicities, cultures and neighborhoods to participate,” said
Vivian Nabeta, the Director of the City’s Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism.

Nabeta added that as long as performances are family-friendly almost anything goes.
“We’d love to hear about any creative ideas artists may have for performances or
activities that are participatory and will engage and involve the audience.”

Artists should be available between 1 pm and 4 pm on April 27th (though artists do not
have to stay for the entire time) and performances should be no longer than 10 minutes.
Finally, artists must have their own means of transportation.

The City is also looking for volunteers to help run New Haven’s 375th Celebration on
Saturday, April 27th between 12 noon and 5pm. Volunteer shifts will be flexible, but it is
desired that people volunteer for a minimum of a two hour shift.

Volunteers are needed for the following activities:
• Event set-up
• Event Breakdown
• Performer check-ins and coordination
• Art activity assistance
• Tour guide assistance and other general event duties.

Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Kim Futrell at 203.946.7172 or at