Senator Haskell Celebrates CT Humanities' Awarding of Grant Funding to Local Cultural, Humanities and Arts Organizations


Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) celebrated the January 7 announcement that the Board of Directors of CT Humanities awarded significant grant funding valued at $1,454,800 to 43 local non-profit museums, cultural organizations, humanities organizations and arts organizations. The CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants are part of $30 million in support allocated over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Lamont.

These grants are intended to assist organizations recovering from the pandemic and aiding them to grow their ability to serve their communities and the public. It is also aimed to connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content and improve information technology and digital infrastructure. Grant funding ranged from $5,000 to $500,000 and any organization offering cultural, humanities and arts-based projects and activities for the public were eligible.

"Our local arts and educational organizations play vital roles in expanding the worlds and minds of so many," said Sen. Haskell. "I'm incredibly encouraged to see these important groups receive key funding that will ensure they continue benefitting our communities for years to come."

The following organizations in Sen. Haskell's district received grant funding:

Bethel

  • Bethel Arts - $5,300
  • Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Inc/Circus Moves - $6,400
  • Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut/Bethel Jazz - $5,500
  • Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut/FilmFest52 - $6,700

New Canaan

  • Carriage Barn Arts Center - $15,600
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation/The Glass House - $5,000
  • New Canaan Museum & Historical Society - $36,700
  • New England Dance Theater - $10,800
  • Shakespeare on the Sound - $24,000
  • Silvermine Arts Center - $116,500
  • Summer Theatre of New Canaan - $38,800
  • Town Players of New Canaan - $8,700

Redding

  • Redding Historical Society - $5,900

Ridgefield

  • ACT of CT - $106,800
  • Camerata D Amici - $6,200
  • Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center - $42,900
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists - $11,000
  • Ridgefield Historical Society - $12,800
  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - $112,300
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse - $266,200
  • The Ridgefield Chorale - $9,000
  • Thrown Stone Theatre Company - $10,700
  • Town of Ridgefield - $5,100
  • Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra - $13,000
  • Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra - $22,600
  • Ridgefield Theater Barn - $19,500

Weston

  • Weston Historical Society - $10,200

Westport

  • Artists Collective of Westport - $5,600
  • Beechwood Arts & Innovation - $8,800
  • Earthplace the Nature Discovery Center - $168,700
  • Friends of Westport Public Art Collections - $5,900
  • Levitt Pavilion - $38,500
  • MoCA Westport - $65,600
  • Play With Your Food - $13,000
  • Remarkable Theater Remarkable Drive-In - $12,500
  • Westport Community Theatre - $7,700
  • Westport Country Playhouse - $80,900
  • Westport Historical Society - $26,900
  • Westport School of Music - $21,800

Wilton

  • Carl Schmitt Foundation - $5,900
  • Music On the Hill Inc - $11,300
  • Weir Farm Art Center - $8,000
  • Wilton Historical Society - $39,500