NORWALK, CT — Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded The Norwalk Art Space a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG) in the amount of $10,800.
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, and would like to thank the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County for acting as fiscal sponsor through the grant process. The Norwalk Art Space supports local artists, offers free high-quality art classes for high school students, and provides a welcoming and vibrant arts hub for the community.
”We are so grateful for this funding, especially as a new organization which only opened in June 2021, and we hope to reach many more area residents in 2022 through our free events and classes," says Gallery and Events Manager Katy Sullivan. "Our spring semester art classes for high school students begin January 24th and we offer an exciting variety of events including new art exhibitions every six weeks, open mic nights, artist talks, open sketch sessions and live music. This grant will help us to continue offering all of this at no charge to the public."
The Norwalk Art Space was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities. The CTCFOSG is 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 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 education and mentorship to under-served high school 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 as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.
Gallery and Events Manager
The Norwalk Art Space
455 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850