CCP is open at this time for visitors and artists. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM and Sundays from 12 PM until 4:45 PM by appointment. Anyone visiting Mathews Park and wishing to see if the current appointment slot is open, please check in with staff at the front entry. The studios are open for artist members from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 5 PM Sunday. Call or email at least 24 hours in advance to make a reservation. Artists wanting to work with CCP’s staff printers on a project can call to schedule time.
As of May 19, 2021, the State of CT lifted its COVID-19 restrictions on businesses. However, CCP is taking advantage of the State’s provisions that allow CCP to enact our own COVID policies at our discretion. CCP is still restricting our building capacity to 75% the usual volume of workers and visitors. We continue to encourage social distancing, and require that masks be worn inside by all individuals entering the building, regardless of vaccination status.
Signage to remind everyone about these measures, along with making available hand sanitizer, a plexiglass barrier at the reception area, and increased ventilation are all part of the efforts we’re making to ensure a safe working environment. Addendums to CCP’s Staff and Member Handbooks were developed specifically to address the need to approach our activities at the Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, which all staff and artists are required to read and sign. New cleaning and disinfecting procedures are performed multiple times daily by trained staff.
All members and visiting artists must complete the following forms.
This addition to the Members’ Handbook outlines all COVID-19 policies that are required at CCP. All artists wishing to work in our studios must read and agree to uphold the policies listed in this document. This includes our membership artists, workshop participants, and those coming in to work with a staff printer.
Signing this form indicates that you have read the CCP Member Handbook Addendum I: Working During the COVID-19 Crisis, and that you understand the risks associated with working in a community studio during a global pandemic. Signing this also means you agree to uphold all policies listed in the Addendum, and release CCP of any liability associated with COVID-19.
A guide specifically for our Artist in Residence recipients staying in our Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage.
CARRYALL DISINFECTING KITS
A carry-all of supplies and cleaning/disinfecting products will be issued to each member for the day. Members will be responsible for cleaning up after themselves, putting away supplies, and disinfecting their individual work areas at the end of the day.
We have introduced new chemicals in our building to be specifically used to combat any traces of COVID-19.
The gallery is now open on a reserved basis. Click here to view our current exhibition. Please click call (203) 899-7999 or email email@example.com to make a reservation. Everyone in your party will be required to wear a mask and sign-in at the front door.
Among many of the challenges, we have faced has been the finances for CCP while we’ve been on pause. We were able to secure a PPP loan and have recently been informed that we have been approved to receive an NEA grant, but these only go so far. In order to make the accommodations to do more activities online and then to fulfill the requirements to open, CCP has had to update existing and invest in new technology resources, purchase materials and supplies to build out and make safer some of the spaces in the facility, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, and sanitizer have been (miraculously in some cases) purchased and allocated around the building. These have come at considerable expense. We want to return to more normal operations and will do what is required, but in order to make that happen, we really do need help. If you are able and interested to contribute to CCP’s general fund, we would greatly appreciate it.
To help reduce community spread, our workshops have all moved online during the pandemic. We’ve developed a variety of ways to provide access to our educational programming to expand our reach and engage a broader community of artists and printers.
Find online workshops, downloadable resources, private consultations, and instructional videos on our Remote Instruction page.
Have a question or suggestion about a workshop? Email our Workshop Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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