Spring 2024


Programming: Global Voices

We are continuing to develop our new programming initiative, Global Voices, the new name for the range of Creative Connection’s exchange programming focused on creative expression and student voices.

Global Voices delivers global understanding through interactive classroom partnerships, where students engage through art and live videoconferencing. This peer-to-peer approach encourages students to share more freely their experiences, perspectives, and questions.

The ultimate goal of Global Voices is to transform global engagement into empathetic global citizenship, inspiring students to care – and to take an active role in their communities in an interconnected world.


Uniting: TheaterConnect

Using theatre and storytelling, TheaterConnect Program Manager, Tim Steckler, orchestrated two cross-cultural workshops this Spring, one uniting students in Norwalk, CT with their peers in Ukraine, and the other between music groups from Bridgeport, CT and Medellin, Colombia. Workshop participants forged connections that transcended borders, fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.

After the Colombian students, who were learning to play string instruments, shared a version of Pachelbel’s Canon, a couple of Bridgeport students were inspired to perform their own original piece. Please enjoy watching this brief clip.


Sharing: 2024 International Art Portfolio

Our 2024 International Art Portfolio is now available for you and your family to read, enjoy, and be inspired!  Dive into the pages of our 2024 IAP, where captivating artworks from students worldwide await, each telling a unique narrative under the theme “My Story.” Join us in exploring this vibrant showcase, offering a global perspective on creativity and the human experience through the lens of young artists’ diverse cultural backgrounds and personal journeys.


Highlighting: Team News

We are thrilled to welcome back Sofia Canessa, our Communications Associate, from Guatemala, where her two-month exploration deeply immersed her in the culture and enriched her understanding of its people. A highlight of her trip was the 2-day trek at the Acatenango/Fuego volcano pictured to the right. She is excited to be back and eager to bring her renewed perspective and gained experiences back to the office!


Announcing: Upcoming Events

We’re happy to announce our exciting lineup of upcoming events.

  • NICE Festival: Conga4Diversity on July 6th, 2024

    • Join us at the NICE Festival as we support Conga4Diversity! This unique event is organized by a team of Greenwich high school students aiming to break the world record for the most nationalities in a conga line. It’s a celebration of diversity and community that you won’t want to miss! A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting our Global Voices – ArtLink programming.

  • Summer Fundraiser: Pop-up Art Show in June 2024
  • Fall Art Show: New Canaan Public Library in September 2024


Stay tuned for more details. We can’t wait to share these memorable moments with you!

Conga4All's Summer 2023 World Record Event


Giving: The David & Susie Hurwitt Scholarship Fund

To carry on their legacy of supporting meaningful connections that both broaden and deepen global perspectives, we are honored to share with you The David and Susie Hurwitt Scholarship Fund.

Over the past years, this fund has enabled many classrooms in underserved schools impacting hundreds of students here in the US and in Uganda, Estonia, India, Jordan, and Guatemala to connect with one another through the exchange of art and live videoconferencing.


Global Voices - ArtLink

Applications are open for our award-winning international virtual exchange program.

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