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 noon until 4:45 PM by appointment. Anyone visiting Mathews Park and wish 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. 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. We ask that all visitors wear masks, maintain 6 feet of distance between each other, and sign-in and sign-out at reception.
During the past months, our staff has been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that as we reopen, that it is done with the health and safety of its staff and community as its first priority. As the State of Connecticut has been progressing through its initial phases of reopening, CCP put in place new processes and interior configurations to meet the requirements set by the state for reopening certification. We completed certification for our offices and began reopening the Center to staff in early July.
All of our protocols have been developed according to the Sector Rules and Certification guidelines mandated by the State of CT. We are observing the guidelines listed in Phase 1: Offices and Phase 2: Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums. CCP is obligated to uphold these guidelines at all times in order to remain open.
We have very carefully and deliberately scheduled staff in staggered shifts and instituted contact-tracing measures such as temperature checks and sign-in logs. We are requiring the wearing of masks and social distancing in our buildings.
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.
An addendum to CCP’s Staff Handbook was developed specifically to address the need to approach our activities at the Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, which all staff has read and signed. New cleaning and disinfecting procedures are performed multiple times daily by trained staff.
All members and visiting artists must complete the following forms as mandated by the State of CT.
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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