Milford, CT Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded Pantochino Productions Inc. a $8,600.00 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG).
This award will provide Pantochino with funds to enable the company to continue its mission to entertain, engage and enrich family audiences with original, affordable musical theatre programming.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized with this award, especially in these unprecedented times,” said co-prouder Bert Bernardi. “Our current season has been impacted by the pandemic with a lower seating capacity and the refunding of patrons for cancelled performances. This grant will help get Pantochino back on track as we create new musicals and programming for spring and summer,” he added.
Pantochino Productions inc. was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities. The CTCFOSG are part of $30.7M of support allocated to arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. The CTCFOSG will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.
This grant was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.