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Bethel Nonprofits Receive CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants

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

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

Redding

Redding Historical Society - $5,900

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

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