Contact: Laurence Grotheer
December 12, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senator Toni N. Harp (D-New Haven) today welcomed news that the state Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded $461,370 in grants to 20 New Haven arts organizations.
“New Haven is home to a vibrant artistic and cultural community,” said Senator Looney. “These grants will help bolster our thriving, vibrant local artistic organizations that contribute to the social fabric that helps make New Haven a great place to live.”
“New Haven has a well-deserved reputation as a statewide hub for excellent music and fine arts—perhaps best captured by its annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas—and this state funding will help perpetuate that image,” Senator Harp said. “I embrace DECD‘s successful effort to equitably distribute limited funding, in New Haven and statewide in support of artistic exploration, collaboration, and presentation.”
Specifically, the grants—under the following categories—include:
Connecticut Artist in Every Community
Arts Leadership Implementation
On Monday, the state Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts and the State Historic Preservation Office awarded grants from the Historic Preservation Survey & Planning and the Arts Catalyze Placemaking program. These programs are funded by the state appropriation to DECD and by funds received from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Investment Act.
The grant programs from which funds were awarded include:
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