CCT: FY17 Regional Initiative Arts Grantees

FY17 Regional Initiative Arts Grantees


The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with its nine (9) Regional Service Organizations, is pleased to announce the recipients of the FY17 Regional Initiative grants.
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with Windham Arts:
 
Grantee 
Grant Amount 
Project 
Town(s) Served 
 Capitol Theatre Arts Academy /
EASTCONN
$4,000 
Cultural Artways: Broadening Our Understanding of Other through the Arts 
 Greater Windham County with activities to occur in Willimantic
 Hampton Recreation Commission
 $4,000
 Performance series
 Hampton, Chaplin and Scotland
Johanna Pike 
$4,000 
Therapeutic Mentorship for Girls 
Pomfret and Putnam 
Samuel Huntington Homestead Museum 
$4,000 
Living History: Revolutionary War and Artisan Encampment 
Greater Windham County with activities to occur in Scotland 
Kitty Schooley 
$4,000 
Discovering Stafford through Photography 
Stafford 
Kathleen Zimmerman 
$4,000 
Artists Live 
Storrs and Mansfield 
 
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven
 
Grantee 
Grant Amount 
Project
Town(s) Served 
LGBTQ + Youth Kickback
$4,000 
#SpeakForYrslf 
New Haven
 
A Broken Umbrella Theatre
$4,000
ENGAGE
New Haven
East Street Arts / Marrakech, Inc. 
 $4,000
East Street Arts Design Lab
New Haven 
New Haven Chamber Orchestra 
 $4,000
Literacy through music, community collaborations and concert series 
Fair Haven 
Taylor Ho Brynum 
 $4,000
Community Creative Music Orchestra
 New Haven
Collective Consciousness 
 $4,000
Race in America Series
 New Haven
LaTanya S. Autry 
 $1,000
The Art of Black Dissent
 New Haven
City of New Haven Youth Services
$4,000
Bringing together inner-city youth with their communities by researching historical events that shaped their town and painting that scene on oil drums
Fair Haven, Newhallville,
 Whalley Ave. District, Hamden, &
Cheshire
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region:
 
Grantee 
Grant Amount 
Project 
Town(s) Served 
Arts Alliance of Woodbury 
$3,031 
Woodbury Arts Festival 
Woodbury 
Arts Escape, Inc. 
$2,000 
Telling Their Stories 
Southbury & surrounding towns 
Marilyn O'Neil 
$3,800 
Bellows Open: The Great Squeeze Project 
Wolcott, Waterbury & Watertown 
Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation 
$1,500 
A collaboration with Connecticut Lyric Opera to produce fully-staged opera 
Bethlehem, Woodbury, Middlebury, Waterbury Oxford, Southbury & Watertown
Community Counseling Center of Central Connecticut 
$4,000 
Healing the Healers 
Wolcott, Waterbury & Cheshire 
Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury 
$4,000 
Youth Cultural Arts for the Gathering 
 Waterbury
The Committee for a New Waterbury 
$3,500 
Loving Cups Pottery 
Waterbury, possibly Cheshire and Thomaston  
Middlebury Public Library
$4,000
Page to Stage
Middlebury, possibly surrounding towns
Valley Arts Council 
$3,200 
Support our Veterans Through the Arts 
Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck & Beacon Falls
 
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County:

Grantee
Grant Amount
Project
Town(s) Served
The Ferguson Library
$3,807
What Every American Should Know: A Community Art Project
Stamford
Ruben Marroquin
$3,807
INTERWOVEN: Community Weaving Workshop
Bridgeport
Greater Bridgeport Latino Network, Inc. 
$3,807
Puerto Rican Songbook
Bridgeport
Margaret Bodell
$3,500
Save the Singers:  Teaching sewing as a skill in creative workforce development program
Bridgeport & Stratford
Dr. Judith S. Gross
Bridgeport Public Schools 
$3,807
Encore:  Ballet classes and performance
Bridgeport
Westhill High School Fine Arts Department
$3,658
AVID International Arts Exchange
Stamford & Norwalk
BackCountry Jazz
$3,807
Thelonius Monk Centennial Concerts
Bridgeport
Liz Squillace
$3,807
Painted Stairway: public artwork on stairway that connects Broad Street to Downtown Cabaret
Bridgeport
 
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut:
 
Grantee Grant Amount Project Town(s) Served
Friends of Bethel Public Library $4,000 Creative Expression for All Ages Bethel
Thomas Carruthers $4,000 FilmFest52, a 52-week film festival Bethel
Joanne Hudson $3,830 "Sisters", an original play to be read at Keeler Tavern Museum Ridgefield
Luke Wang $4,000 Only in America - Italy and Ecuador Meet in Western Connecticut: a multi-community music performance Danbury & Ridgefield
Bethel Arts $3,542.50
Downtown Bethel Sculpture Exhibit
 2017-2018
Bethel & Danbury
Virginia Zimmermann $3,542.50 Welcome to Newtown Train Mural Newtown
Ted Killmer $3,542.50 Sharing World-wide Urban Celebrations of Curiosity, Creativity and Community Danbury & Bethel
Kate Katcher/Stray Kats Theatre Company $3,542.50 Still Crazy After All These Years - A Senior Festival Newtown
 
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council:

Grantee  Grant Amount  Project  Town(s) Served 
Ruth Lewis  $4,000   Dimension of Hope: Social Justice Through the Arts Hartford 
Toot and Sliders Musical Tales  $4,000  Toot and Sliders Musical Tales at the New Britain Wellness Center  New Britain 
Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble  $2,825  Stretching for Life - A Celebration, a multi-cultural dance education program  Hartford 
Daniel Morel  $4,000  Connecticut Composers at the Connecticut Historical Society  Hartford 
Farmington Valley Arts Center  $4,000  ART for MS, a series of classes aimed at the specific needs of people dealing with MS Avon 
Hartford Opera Theater  $3,725  Hartford Opera Theater Presents Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land"  Hartford 
Connecticut Summerfest, Inc.  $3,725  Week-long contemporary classical music festival  Hartford 
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society  $3,725  West Hartford Hauntings, a five-scene progressive play designed to connect residents with the rich heritage of West Hartford West Hartford 
 
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council:

Grantee  Grant Amount  Project  Town(s) Served 
Torrington Police Activities League (PAL)  $3,698  Key to the City  Torrington 
Keith Paul Lapotasky / The Desultory Theatre Club  $3,698  The Shakespeare Experience - "A Midsummerís' Night Dream" performance  Torrington & Winsted 
Region One School District  $3,698  Using Musical Theatre to Bring Generations Together  Falls Village, Sharon, Cornwall, Kent, Salisbury & North Canaan
Friends of Main Street  $2,265 Winchester Mad River Lofts Public Art Competition  Winchester & Winsted 
Regional School District #10  $3,698  Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Educational Children's Concerts 
Burlington, Harwinton,
Winsted
Plymouth, New Hartford & Torrington
 
SingOut! CT   
$3,698
Amahl and the Night Visitors Collaborative Educational Project 
Salisbury, Washington, Lakeville & Kent
 
Debra Lill 
$3,698
 
Virtual Views: Bringing the healing power of nature to patients  Torrington 
Joel Melendez   
$3,698
 Capoeira for the Community Torrington 
Warren Historical Society  $1,849  Arts Heritage Program  Warren 
 
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Shoreline Arts Alliance:

Grantee
Grant Amount
Project
Town(s) Served
Noah Baerman
$3,800
Jazz Up Close: Crossing Cultures
Middletown
Madison Lyric Stage
$4,000
Verdi's "Otello"
Madison & Guilford
Friends of Madison Youth, Inc.
$3,600
The Barn - Teen Talk TV
Madison & surrounding towns
Shoreline Chorale
$3,300
Harmonizing the Human Spirit Across Generations
Madison & New Haven
Macdonough Elementary School
$2,500
Macdonough Playwrights Community
Middletown
ARTFARM
$3,200
ARTFARM Community Ensemble
Middletown
Barry Asch
$3,200
Collaboration Messiah in Deep River
Deep River, Old Lyme & 20 surrounding towns
Saint Mary School
$3,200
Students Create New World Art from Old World Paintings
Branford & Madison
Starship Dance Theater
$3,200
The Magic Toyshop 25th Anniversary production
Guilford
 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition:

Grantee Grant Amount Project Description Town(s) Served
Norwich Public Schools
$3,726 Kelly Middle School Playwright Project 
Norwich
Envision Kindness, Inc. $3,261 New London County Student Art Project to Promote Kindness
East Lyme
(all towns in New London County invited)
Michael McNabney $2,982
Juliet W. Long Elementary
School Beautification
 Ledyard
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc.
$3,726
Combining History with Creativity: Youth Engage in the Community
Norwich
Kia Baird
$3,261
Girl in Jazz Band Spring Break Music Writing Camp
New London, Norwich & Waterford
Norwich Arts Center
$1,866
Design Arts Programs Appealing to High School Age Audiences
Norwich
Reliance House
$3,726
The Common Thread Collaboration - using fabric in art therapy, culminating in art pieces to be shown at the Common Thread Art Shows
Groton, East Lyme, Norwich, No. Stonington & New London
Tom Callinan
 $3,726
Troubadour Trail
Norwich
Amy Hannum
$3,762
Black Light Garden, a community environmental project to create a garden that is free and open to the public
New London
 

 

For more information, please contact your Regional Service Organization .

 


Content Last Modified on 1/24/2017 2:19:38 PM