The Ridgefield Chorale recently received a $9,000 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG) from CT Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
This award will launch 2022 with funds needed to support The Ridgefield Chorale’s concerts and community performances in Ridgefield and beyond.
“The arts are a necessary and vital part of the human experience, foster positive social interactions, and are a major economic driver for building strong communities,” says the Chorale’s Artistic Director, Daniela Sikora. “Your support enables our members to sing and produce quality performances honoring music of all genres and makes it possible for us to spread our cheer to the community, and partner with other non-profit organizations to promote the arts.”
The Ridgefield Chorale 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.
About The Ridgefield Chorale.
The Ridgefield Chorale is a mixed chorus dedicated to performing works of quality from the whole range of repertoire, striving for the utmost excellence in execution with the aim of enjoyment for singers and audience. A contemporary singing group founded in 1976, the Chorale performs contemporary choral music, from a cappella to Broadway, the standards, jazz and world music. The Chorale presents today’s finest choral composers and arrangers, accompanied by some of our area’s best musicians. The Chorale has been led since 1998 by Artistic Director, Daniela Sikora. Learn more by visiting www.ridgefieldchorale.org.
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 as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.