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The Norwalk Art Space Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant From CT Humanities

NORWALK, CT — The Norwalk Art Space was recently awarded a $15,900 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities (CTH). CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.

The Norwalk Art Space will use this operating support grant to help fulfill its mission to enhance opportunities and equity in the Connecticut arts community. The Norwalk Art Space offers free high-quality art and music classes for under-served local students, supports local artists, and provides a welcoming and vibrant arts hub for the community.

”We are so grateful for this funding, especially as a relatively new organization which only opened in June 2021," says Gallery and Events Manager Katy Sullivan. "Our free spring semester classes in visual arts, guitar and choir begin January 24th. We regularly offer an exciting variety of free events including new art exhibitions every eight weeks, artist talks, teen nights and live music. This grant will help us to continue offering all of this at no charge to the public."

The Norwalk Art Space is one of 725 organizations in Connecticut receiving a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant. Totaling more than $8.5M, these grants are part of a two-year, $30.7M investment in arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont.

This CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant is provided to The Norwalk Art Space from CT Humanities, with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.

About The Norwalk Art Space

The Norwalk Art Space is a museum and arts hub. We hope to increase opportunities and enhance equity in the Connecticut arts community by offering free art and music education and mentorship to under-served students, sponsoring and promoting local artists through our Resident Artist program and Korry Fellow exhibitions, and providing the public an exciting venue to explore art and music. Our beautiful building, ADK House, was named in honor of our founder, Alexandra D. Korry, whose vision inspires everything we do. The Norwalk Art Space is free to all visitors. We are open Wednesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm and Saturday – Sunday, 9am - 3pm. The Art Space Cafe, located on-site, follows the same schedule.

About Connecticut Humanities

CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.

About Connecticut Office of the Arts

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the COA is funded by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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