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Doug McCrory

Representing Hartford, Bloomfield & Windsor

Sen. McCrory Celebrates Grants Awarded to Local Cultural, Arts and Music Organizations


State Senator Doug McCrory, (D-Hartford, Bloomfield, and Windsor), co-chair of the Education Committee, celebrated the announcement that the Board of Directors of CT Humanities awarded significant grant funding valued at over $3.1 million for close to 60 non-profit museums and cultural, humanities and arts organizations located in Hartford, Bloomfield, or Windsor.

First Night Hartford, the Connecticut Science Center, The Artists Collective, Windsor Arts Center, and the Wintonbury Historical Society in Bloomfield are among the recipient organizations.

Almost 50 Hartford organizations have been collectively awarded slightly over $3.05 million in grant funding. $57,700 has been awarded to Bloomfield organizations and $85,900 for organizations in Windsor.

“Neighborhoods, students, and the local economy will benefit from this tremendous amount of funding,” said Sen. McCrory. “These grants will boost the ability of many local arts and cultural organizations to provide a social and educational outlet to our young people, while continuing to be a vital partner to the neighborhoods and communities they serve.”

The CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants are part of $30 million in support allocated over the next two years by the Connecticut General Assembly and approved by Governor Lamont.

These grants are intended to assist organizations recovering from the pandemic and aid their ability to provide services and programming the local community 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. The organizations to receive grants located in municipalities that Sen. McCrory represents are:

Hartford

  • Actup Theater – $12,000
  • Amistad Center for Art & Culture – $28,100
  • Ancient Burying Ground Association – $8,300
  • Artists in Real Time – $6,000
  • Ballet Hartford – $9,200
  • Bated Breath Theatre Company – $17,200
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation – $14,100
  • Charter Oak Temple Restoration – $5,000
  • Cinestudio – $17,900
  • Connecticut Ballet – $33,800
  • Connecticut Historical Society – $196,600
  • Connecticut Landmarks – $119,200
  • Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival – $8,300
  • Connecticut Science Center – $49,800
  • Connecticut State Library – $5,000
  • CT Murals/RiseUP for Arts – $12,800
  • CT Public – $500,000
  • Cuatro Puntos – $11,800
  • Everyday Democracy – $181,100
  • First Night Hartford – $11,700
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center – $49,200
  • HartBeat Ensemble – $5,000
  • Hartford Artisans Weaving Center – $20,200
  • Hartford Chorale – $17,400
  • Hartford Gay Men's Chorus – $8,400
  • Hartford Performs – $47,500
  • Hartford Stage – $276,600
  • Hartford Symphony Orchestra – $265,200
  • Hartford's Proud Drill Drum and Dance Corp – $5,600
  • Journey Writers – $5,100
  • Judy Dworin Performance Project – $29,800
  • New World Trio – $5,800
  • Night Fall – $11,300
  • Opera Connecticut – $7,100
  • Sankofa-Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium – $6,700
  • Sonia Plumb Dance Company – $13,100
  • Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble – $13,200
  • Taste of the Caribbean Arts & Culture CT – $8,000
  • The Artists Collective – $5,000
  • The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts – $5,000
  • The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut's Old State House – $126,200
  • The Connecticut Forum – $83,600
  • The Mark Twain House & Museum – $103,200
  • TheaterWorks Hartford – $155,000
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – $500,000
  • World Affairs Council of Connecticut – $26,900
  • Real Art Ways – $5,000

Bloomfield

  • Auerfarm – $41,300
  • Hartford Jazz Society – $10,700
  • Wintonbury Historical Society – $5,700

Windsor

  • Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra – $6,300
  • CTDaughters of the American Revolution – $6,700
  • Music School at Sound Crossing – $11,400
  • The Windsor Historical Society of Windsor, Connecticut – $28,900
  • Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut – $8,600
  • Ellsworth Memorial Association – $6,300
  • Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz – $9,300
  • Windsor Art Center – $8,400

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