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State Senator

Julie Kushner

Representing Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman

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


Today, State Senator Julie Kushner (D-Danbury) celebrated the January 7 announcement that the Board of Directors of CT Humanities awarded significant grant funding valued at $87,800 to 10 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.

"I'm excited to hear about CT Humanities' awarding grants to such important community organizations," said Sen. Kushner. "I’ve had the opportunity to interact with many of the non-profits in the district that will be receiving grants. Our local arts and educational groups play such a vital role in making our lives more vibrant and informed. I know this funding will be put to great use."

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

Danbury
Danbury Museum - $19,700
Danbury Music Centre - $25,300
Danbury Railway Museum - $11,600
Musicals at Richter - $8,600
Richter Arts - $5,600
Society for Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing - $5,900

New Fairfield
New Fairfield Historical Society - $5,100
Preserve New Fairfield - $5,700

Sherman
Jewish Community Center in Sherman - $10,200
The Sherman Playhouse - $8,100