Fiscal Year FY21

Waking the Dead – archaeology, genealogical and archival research about enslaved Africans in Windham County


  • Organization Name:
    Pomfret Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Pomfret Center

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,890.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Waking the Dead is a series of workshops from October 2021 to November 2021, centered around the enslaved Africans buried in the Randall/Higginbotham Cemetery in Pomfret, CT. The goal is to engage the public in the “understory” of local history while learning how to research and identify Native American, enslaved African, and free Black communities of the 18th & 19th centuries. Workshops will be filmed for the purpose of creating a documentary which will be completed by March 1, 2022.


Magic, Mayhem, and Maturity: The Growth of Youth Fantasy Literature


  • Organization Name:
    Pequot Library

  • Organization City:
    Southport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,992.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Running from October 7, 2021 through February 5, 2022 and drawing on materials from the noncirculating Children’s Historical Collection and the modern circulating collection, this exhibition examines the emergence and evolution of youth fantasy literature. Spanning 19th century works to more modern stories, this exhibition further explores how this literature has evolved to tackle the transition from childhood to adulthood in a franker manner and, significantly, to embrace all voices.


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month @ The MATT


  • Organization Name:
    Mattatuck Museum

  • Organization City:
    Waterbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Mattatuck Museum will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a program series including:
    – Art and activism panel discussion – September 23
    – Story Time @ The MATT – October 2 and 9
    – Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Celebration – October 14
    – MATT on the Go – Various dates

    An exhibition of 14 artworks from the Museum’s s permanent collection by Hispanic artists will be featured in the Foyer, a space that is visible from the sidewalk and upon entering the Museum.


First Night Hartford Strategic Planning


  • Organization Name:
    First Night Hartford

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    First Night Hartford is requesting support for strategic planning that will allow us better understand the future and scope of our operations. Our strategic planning will be centered around the expansion of First Night Hartford, further exploration and incorporation of humanities, and long term event sustainability. This project will include facilitated vision setting sessions, and strategic planning sessions.


Gov. Jonathan Trumbull House Interpretative Plan


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Organization City:
    Lebanon

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Project will plan a new interpretation for the Gov. Trumbull House that will reinvigorate and expand the museum’s visitor experience as well as provide direction for the interior restoration of the house to support this new interpretation of the Trumbull family home. The completed project plan will include a professionally-informed understanding of the history and evolution of the house with recommendations for new visitor experiences critical for the reopening of the museum.


Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition about Mental Health


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $35,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    From November 2021 to October 2022, the Connecticut Historical Society will present an exhibition about mental health in Connecticut. Letters, photographs, and other artifacts will help share the experiences of Connecticans from the past. Oral history interviews, recorded in 2020 and 2021, will share the perspectives of people today. This content will be presented within exhibition themes that explore how society has sought and continues to seek to care for the mind and mental illness.


Out of Reach? Inequity in Education * Sheff vs. O’Neill


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Public

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $35,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Public will create and promote a one-hour documentary film about the landmark Sheff vs. O’Neill case, whose challenge to school segregation in Hartford was affirmed by the state Supreme Court. We explore the results by giving voice to the students and parents involved in 31 years of magnet schools and Open Choice, while exploring the educational and policy ramifications. The program will air on CPTV and our web site, and be promoted via social media and numerous other platforms.


Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiatives


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,560.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a long and rich history in the state of Connecticut but have not enjoyed visibility in the public sphere. As one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the state combined with the recent surge in anti-Asian racism, confronting this invisibility is critical to building a public dialog about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Connecticut Historical Society’s mission to collect, preserve, and share the historical and embodied experiences of the state’s residents is ideally suited to partner with communities and UConn for this initiative. Together with the research and teaching expertise of faculty in the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, grant funds will be able to connect ongoing community dialogs, academic programming, and public education to reach a wider audience during this time of hardship and in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Activities in May will initiate a set of long term plans to continue collaborations and build trust with communities to celebrate their lives in Connecticut and understand what brings joy, strength, and prosperity to these under-represented residents.


Exhibit planning at the Palmer-Warner House


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $24,650.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The proposed project will complete the research and design for a permanent exhibit at Connecticut Landmarks’ (CTL) Palmer-Warner House in East Haddam, CT. It will introduce visitors to Frederic Palmer and Howard Metzger, how the couple negotiated the changing 20th-century landscape for LGBTQ people, and Palmer’s historic preservation work. CTL will use intersectionality as a lens for understanding the site and examine the complex confluence of power and privilege there.


20 for 20: A Critical Look at the Future of Connecticut History


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Explored

  • Organization City:
    West Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $13,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    To mark its 20th anniversary in 2022-2023, Connecticut Explored will present “20 for 20: A Critical Look at the Future of Connecticut History.” This year-long program of presentations on a variety of media and in-person events will engage new audiences in exploring new ways that we (inclusively defined) can—and must—tell the Connecticut story in order to advance a better informed and more empowered Connecticut community. This request is for a planning grant to support the planning process.


Painting and Performing Liberation


  • Organization Name:
    University of Saint Joseph

  • Organization City:
    West Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,318.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The University of Saint Joseph seeks a CTH grant to plan a fall 2023 exhibition at its Art Museum and accompanying programs at USJ and the CT Historical Society. The project will explore themes of colonialism and Puerto Rican resistance suggested by Miguel Luciano’s painting _Como se dice Boricua en Inglés_. A Project Team of scholars, artists, and educators will develop the exhibition checklist and script; public programs; teachers’ workshop; bilingual high school curriculum; and outreach plan.


The Connecticut Literary Festival


  • Organization Name:
    Central Connecticut State University Foundation

  • Organization City:
    New Britain

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,010.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Connecticut Literary Festival is a year-round organization that provides programming in three broad areas: an on-ground literary carnival, a literary anthology of Connecticut writers, and virtual Lit Talks. This year, the on-ground festival is slated for October 22-23, 2021, at Real Art Ways. In addition to providing a space for readers and writers across the state, The Connecticut Literary Festival provides a venue for the voices of the underrepresented, including Native American authors.


The Bridgeport Film Fest


  • Organization Name:
    Groundwork Bridgeport

  • Organization City:
    Bridgeport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Bridgeport Film Fest is a three-day short-film festival with both virtual and in-person viewing options, taking place between July 23-25, 2021 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. Hosted in partnership with Groundwork Bridgeport, the festival will bring the community together and promote the humanities and arts through film screenings, workshops, and panel discussions. The festival will contribute to economic development and promote the city as a cultural and social hub for the entire region.


Expressing Collective Grief and Loss in the Age of COVID


  • Organization Name:
    WPKN

  • Organization City:
    Bridgeport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,597.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    On November 20th The Bijou Theater and WPKN Radio, based in Bridgeport, CT will host a panel discussion on loss during COVID and the many ways that cultures use art and music as therapeutic and healing tools to collectively grieve and increase cultural sensitivity and awareness.


Topping the Charts: The Rise of Bridgeport’s Columbia Records


  • Organization Name:
    Fairfield Museum

  • Organization City:
    Fairfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,915.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Fairfield Museum seeks $4,915 in CTH funding to support the creation of a new, 35-week-long exhibition on the history of Columbia Records in Bridgeport, CT. Columbia Records revolutionized popular music’s impact on American culture by bringing diverse, affordable and accessible recorded music into American homes. The company was a technological and marketing innovator, and its growth embodied the struggles of Connecticut’s unionization and workers rights movements in early 20th centuries.


Sunken Garden Poetry Festival


  • Organization Name:
    Hill-Stead Museum

  • Organization City:
    Farmington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The 2021 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will encompass a three-day weekend, September 10-12, featuring headlining poets Nick Flynn, Martín Espada and CT Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson. Opening for Mr. Flynn will be the winner of the Sunken Garden Prize, an adult poetry contest sponsored by Tupelo Press. The event will feature writing workshops, panel discussions, readings and talk backs and an open-mic event; opening and headlining poets’ performances; and musical interludes and book signings.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in STEM: Evening Program Series


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Science Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford,

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Connecticut Science Center will host 7 events from September 2021-September 2022 that explore the intersection of marginalized identities and the STEM fields. Audiences will gain an understanding and appreciation of the contributions of– and unique challenges to– experts in STEM who identify as Native American, Black, LGBTQ+, Asian, neurodivergent, and several other identities. These programs will primarily take place in the evenings in order to be accessible to a large adult audience.


Manchester: Then & Now


  • Organization Name:
    Manchester Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Manchester

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Manchester: Then & Now showcases artifacts and images that connect Manchester’s past to its present through experiences that Manchester’s diverse residents have shared throughout history. The goal of this exhibit is to illustrate how Manchester’s past is relevant to the present day, and visitors will be invited to consider how choices, both individual and collective, can shape the future. The exhibit will be housed at 175 Pine Street and will run from October 2021 through December 2023.


One Book One Region 2021


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut College

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    One Book One Region will return to southeastern Connecticut in 2021 for another season of reading a shared book and learning more about the book’s themes. As in the past, One Book One Region will begin in June with a kickoff event, featuring a keynote speaker, and will end in the fall with a talk to the community. In the interim, regional libraries and other organizations will present programs relating to the book. For 2021, the chosen book is “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu.


Post-COVID-19: Re-Tooling the Visitor Experience at the Custom House


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,690.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Post COVID-19, for safety reasons, we need to rework how visitors experience the Custom House Maritime Museum.
    Rather than providing intense docent-led tours as we have in the past, we need to allow visitors to see the museum independently.
    By incorporating a visitor-orientation video, additional object labels, and gallery information sheets, we believe we can accomplish this transformation within four short months!


Thompson CT – More Than Just a Train Wreck!


  • Organization Name:
    Town of Thompson, CT

  • Organization City:
    North Grosvenordale

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,885.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    This project will add interpretive signs for a self-guided tour of the site of the Great East Thompson Train Wreck of 1891, located on the Thompson leg of the Air Line State Park Trail. This will be the first element of a planned permanent commemorative park at the location, which members of Thompson’s Historical Society and Trails Committee have been designing with the community and assistance from the National Park Service Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance program since January 2020.


Bank Street Blues Bilingual, July 24


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Community Development Corporation/ Global City Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,750.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    BANK STR. BLUES BILINGUAL aims at educating the public — and specially bilingual, underserved populations –, on July 24, on the importance of discussing issues relevant to life in our cities, through the music of Norwich composer Charles Frink: being bilingual in the US; immigration, integration of one’s culture and language in the new environment; the value of art for young people; and sharing stories related to biracial youth and social justice, hoping for long-term systemic change.


Upgrades to the Joseph Carpenter silversmith shop Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Society of the Founders of Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,975.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    In 2021, the Society of the Founders plans to open the Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Shop, (cc1772), as a self guided small history museum of Norwichtown History with vignettes of the 18th century silversmith, his original forge, local tradesmen and the history and life on the Norwichtown Green. With the assistance of CTH, we plan to upgrade the exhibit information panels from paper posters to museum quality descriptive panels, display cases, brochures and a proper Museum sign.


Kuchipudi and the Indo-Colonial Context


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    This project will be an educational and performance program at the intersection of Kuchipudi dance, Carnatic classical music, and cultural history. The explanation of how traditional South Indian music was influenced by globalization and colonialism will be presented to make the music and dances understandable to diverse audience members. Based on COVID-19 guidelines, the presentation will be offered online 5 times in June and July 2021.


LGBTQ+ Arts, Culture, & Humanities Programming


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Pride Center

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Quick Grant will fund 4 key areas of the Center’s LGBTQ+ Arts, Culture, & Humanities Programming including: (1) Panels and Discussions, (2) Days of Action, (3) Trans Week of Visibility, and (4) Drag Artist Story Hour. This series features educational, discursive, public service, and community-building programs tailored for a broad audience ranging across the entire community taking place between March and June 2021.


Multimedia Online Exhibit


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of Wood Memorial Library

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    We will create an online multimedia exhibit that can be utilized as a self-guided tour of Nowashe Village, an outdoor Native American museum exhibit located at Wood Memorial Library & Museum. This project will incorporate some resources already created, but not yet in the necessary format (for example, video interview clips). While the majority of funds from this grant request will be to support staff time, we will also record audio clips of spoken Native American words.


Voices and Actions: A Convening on DEI Centering BIPOC Leaders, Cultural Practitioners, and Communities


  • Organization Name:
    Intempo

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Our project will comprise a keynote address by Aaron Dworkin, a national leader on DEI in the arts; three public conversations; and closing remarks by Lila Downs, a Mexican singer-songwriter. It will be free and take place on Zoom. The project will create a space for nonprofit administrators, philanthropic-sector members, business leaders, artists, cultural and humanities practitioners, educators, youth, and community members to discuss the work being done to create a more equitable Connecticut.


Wethersfield Heritage Walk Expansion


  • Organization Name:
    Town of Wethersfield, Connecticut - Tourism Commission

  • Organization City:
    Wethersfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Wethersfield Heritage Commission wishes to expand the Heritage Walk Interpretive Trail and is requesting $4,999 to cover some of the costs for the fabrication of the new exhibits.

    The project will incorporate three (3) additional sites and five (5) interpretive panels:
    1. Trinity Episcopal Church, 300 Main Street,
    2. The Wood Parcel – Great Meadows Conservation Trust, Middletown Avenue,
    3. A new businesses and visitor attractions map, Main/Church Street.


Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2021-22


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Public Affairs Network

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $25,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Kid Governor®️ (KG) is a national award-winning civics program created by CTDC. This immersive program teaches 5th graders about state government, the history and process of voting, and the importance of civic engagement through an authentic election of a Kid Governor. Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, KG is an annual program that offers schools opportunities to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders vote in. Classes can vote in the election, nominate a classmate to run for office, or both.


GPAF:Six CT Artists Premiere New Works on Race, Gender, Tolerance, Social Isolation, Geopolitical History, and Love in a Time of Pandemic


  • Organization Name:
    Guilford Performing Arts Festival

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Guilford Performing Arts Festival will premiere six new works in dance, music and drama by CT artists, exploring historical and contemporary issues in our society: race, gender, diversity, tolerance, social isolation, health of society, and the capacity of love to bring people together. There will be public performances,Sept.24-26, paired with artist-facilitated talkbacks/dialogues with the audience, plus in-school workshops on the artistic, cultural and historical content of the artists’ works.


The 1619 Project: A Close Reading


  • Organization Name:
    Charter Oak Cultural Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,485.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    From mid-June to the end of July, we will offer a public forum on The 1619 Project. There will be six sessions. Professor Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi of Salve Regina University will facilitate a close reading of the text that will complement the general discussion we had of the Project in the fall of 2019.


A Reckoning in Boston: Virtual Film Screening & Discussion


  • Organization Name:
    Everyday Democracy

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,674.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Everyday Democracy will present a free, virtual film screening and post-screening discussion of the new documentary A Reckoning in Boston. Filmmaker James Rutenbeck and participants in the film, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler, will be the featured speakers in the discussion. In addition, Everyday Democracy is using the film’s content to inform its revised public dialogue guide, Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation. Event attendees will be invited to participate in a pilot dialogue in summer 2021.


The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Presents Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. in Conversation


  • Organization Name:
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Stowe Center presents Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. in conversation about his latest publication, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today. Dr. Glaude will be in dialogue with Professor Jacqueline Goldsby and Reverend John L. Selders. Two audio recordings will be released on our website on September 1. Discussions center on Dr. Glaude’s book, which uses the life of James Baldwin to create dialogue about racial inequality in the United States and being Black in America.


Swift Factory Interpretive Signage


  • Organization Name:
    Northeast Neighborhood Partners

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Community Solutions is creating interpretive signage at the Swift Factory that celebrates North Hartford’s industrial history and the gold leafing craft, explores the rich history of activism and organizing in North Hartford, and highlights the environmental features of the factory’s campus. The signage will be a permanent installation that creates an inviting educational space and draws in a wide audience from the neighborhood and the greater Hartford region.


Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation


  • Organization Name:
    RiseUP Group

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    RiseUP for Arts partnered with Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN) to offer Kingian Nonviolence Training as part of the MLK39: Racial Equity Mural Tour. CTCN uses a proactive approach utilizing a nonviolence curriculum developed by the civil rights legend, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., former strategist for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 6 of the 39 Racial Equity Murals will be unveiled on June 19 with the Nonviolence training in July-September.


State of the World: Special Edition Series


  • Organization Name:
    World Affairs Council of CT

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    State of the World is a new series bringing interactive conversations with the world’s top thinkers and leaders. Audience members can ask questions to our esteemed speakers, and are invited to a discussion after each episode to continue the dialogue. This special edition of State of the World invites Roya Hakakian on Wed., May 12th at noon to discuss her new book “A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious” providing a portrait of the new immigrant experience in the US.


Tanya Lukin Linklater Poetry Reading and Artist Talk/Panel Discussion with Steve Lyons of Not An Alternative


  • Organization Name:
    Wesleyan University

  • Organization City:
    Middletown

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,250.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    ‘The Language in Common’ is an exhibition at Wesleyan University in the Fall of 2021 including the work of five artists involving poetry, visual art and performance examining the site of language. A related series of live events will be free and open to the public, including a performance by Cecilia Vicuña (Chile), an online talk by Julien Creuzet (France), a poetry reading by Tanya Lukin Linklater (Alutiiq) and panel discussion with Lukin Linklater and writer/theorist Steve Lyons (Canada).


Project to Expand Virtual and In-person Humanities Programming


  • Organization Name:
    Torrington Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Torrington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,642.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Torrington Historical Society seeks support for a series of free virtual and in-person humanities programs that will increase access and understanding of local history and collections. Offerings will include virtual lectures, a virtual tour of the Torrington history exhibit and the transition of the collections database to an online format, all providing free, COVID-safe access for the public. Two summer programs will be held onsite. The grant period is May through December 2021.


Introductory Welcome Video at Elizabeth Park’s Garmany Visitor Center


  • Organization Name:
    Elizabeth Park Conservancy

  • Organization City:
    West Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Elizabeth Park Conservancy (The Conservancy) was awarded a Planning Grant by CT Humanities for items in the new Visitor Center: an historical brochure, content for an adult kiosk, and an introductory video. We have completed the first two items as well as the script for the introductory video. We request funding from CT Humanities to edit a 2013 CPTV video about Elizabeth Park to include our historical research and images as well as recent developments in Elizabeth Park’s ongoing history.


The John Mason Statue Relocation and Reinterpretation Project


  • Organization Name:
    Windsor Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Growing recognition of the need for more inclusive and nuanced histories led the Town of Windsor to request that the State move the controversial John Mason statue to Windsor Historical Society (WHS). At WHS, where the statue will be exhibited in its fully-accessible outdoor courtyard, the public will experience a more balanced and inclusive interpretation of Major John Mason’s legacy, the events of the Pequot war, its effect on Connecticut’s Native peoples and the statue’s evolving symbolism.


Phase 1/Interpretive Planning


  • Organization Name:
    East Haddam Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    East Haddam

  • Amount Awarded:
    $8,425.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The East Haddam Historical Society requests Capacity Grant support for Phase 1 of our first Interpretive Plan, which will consist of audience research, architectural review of the current floor plan and use of space dedicated to exhibitions, and an exploration of local stories that should be highlighted in our permanent exhibitions that will feature items from our collections. We will be working with several consultants as part of this project.


Developing a Strategic Plan for the Ellington Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Ellington Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Ellington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,905.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The purpose of this project is to develop a 3-year strategic plan for the Ellington Historical Society, Ellington, CT. (EHS) The strategic plan will address roles and responsibilities at the EHS. The project will developed a mission statement and explore current practices, policies and programs and the future trajectory of the Ellington Historical Society, The strategic plan will outline a set of goals for the next three years to insure the sustainability and growth of the Historical Society.


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Monk Youth Jazz


  • Organization Name:
    Monk Youth Jazz

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental


  • Organization Name:
    Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – New Haven Pride Center


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Pride Center

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Expressiones Cultural Center


  • Organization Name:
    Expressiones Cultural Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Writer’s Block Ink


  • Organization Name:
    Writer's Block InK

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Queen Ann Nzinga Center


  • Organization Name:
    Queen Ann Nzinga Center

  • Organization City:
    Plainville

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Intempo


  • Organization Name:
    Intempo

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


Connecticut History Day


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Public Affairs Network

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $25,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

     CT History Day (CHD) is one of 58 affiliate programs of the renowned National History Day (NHD) program. CHD helps students in grades 6-12 explore local, state, national, and world history by encouraging them to use libraries, archives, museums, and oral history to conduct extensive research into historical topics of their own choice. It teaches students how to analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history; and create final projects that demonstrate their work. Every year, CTDC runs six Regional Contests where students enter their work in competitions. Regional winners advance to the State Contest, and then on to the National History Day Contest in Maryland. The program prepares students to lead active civic lives by engaging them in the world and teaching them important civic skills such as critical thinking, communication, media literacy, research, leadership, and teamwork. Over 5,000 students annually participate in CHD. In 2012, NHD was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. This funding supports the 2021 program.


Ideas Series


  • Organization Name:
    International Festival of Arts & Ideas

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $25,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is the only festival of its kind in the state of Connecticut, offering the public an opportunity to hear from preeminent thinkers from around the world about the most pressing issues of our time. Our Ideas program have reached more than 100,000 at more than 500 Ideas talks since we first began. Topics are based on both what is happening socially and politically, as well as topics that reflect our shared humanity in a way that transcends the news of the day. During our most-recent Ideas series, presented virtually due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we presented 17 events which engaged an audience of 21,164. This funding will support programming for the 2021 Ideas season.


Today in Connecticut History


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Public

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $33,940.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    365 days a year, Today in Connecticut History tells a significant Connecticut history story through 30-second radio spots on all Connecticut Public Radio stations, posts on social media, and to daily email subscribers. Audiences are directed to the TodayinHistory.com website where visitors find short, visually compelling, reader-friendly posts providing details about the daily story along with additional links to web-based resources providing additional information on the topic.


Talking Asian American Identity with Your Children: Racism, Parenting, and Child Development during the Pandemic


  • Organization Name:
    Immigrant History Initiative

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,215.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    This project addresses anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic and equips parents with strategies, tools, and resources to help their children navigate complex racial dynamics. The project will consist of two deliverables: 1) facilitate an online workshop with discussion, and 2) publish a conversation guide hosted on Immigrant History Initiative’s website for all to use with key takeaways from the workshop, important considerations, and additional tools for various age groups. A webinar will take place in November 2020 (recording available on website) and the guide available on the IMI website beginning mid-December 2020.


Thelonious Monk 103: “Monk, Jazz, and Bridging the Racial Divide”


  • Organization Name:
    Monk Youth Jazz

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Monk Youth Jazz & STEAM Collective, Inc. will sponsor a two part virtual event highlighting the life of Jazz Great Thelonious Monk and the impact of jazz music on race relations in America. Participants will be encouraged to view three of six mini-documentaries in preparation for a lively panel discussion with Thelonious Monk III, Thelonious’ son; Monk biographer Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley (UCLA) and Dr. Nicole Ivy, Assistant Professor of American History at The George Washington University. The program takes place in November 2020.


William Lanson Educational Outreach Program


  • Organization Name:
    Site Projects

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,450.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    As a Public Art organization, Site Projects values both artwork and education equally, and so to accompany our 2020 Mural Series, we will release an Educational Outreach Program centered around the 19thc black leader William Lanson and the oldest waterfront neighborhoods where he lived and worked. Our outreach program will tell of his legacy in New Haven, as well the barriers he faced, via a pamphlet, a short video, and a seminar (featuring Black History scholars) followed by a Q&A session. The program takes place in March 2021.


Stories Build Bridges


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,600.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Ubuntu Storytellers will give a performance and two workshops for adults, open to the public and free of charge. The performance will include stories that provide a window into the lives of the tellers, all people of color. The workshops will facilitate self-understanding and build bridges between people. The program takes place in December 2020.


Katharine Hepburn: Unintentional Trailblazer


  • Organization Name:
    Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will produce “Katharine Hepburn: Unintentional Trailblazer” (working title), an online exhibit that explores the personal and professional life of this influential cultural figure. A lecture focusing on Hepburn defiance of traditional societal roles for women and a moderated discussion of her influence in fashion are also planned. The online exhibit, opening in November 2020, will extend the reach of the Kate’s
    museum collection during current visitor restrictions and beyond.


“Gather” Screening & Community Conversation


  • Organization Name:
    Yellow Farmhouse Education Center

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $750.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Yellow Farmhouse Education Center will host a virtual public screening of the recently released film Gather, which tells the story of Native Americans working “to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.” The screening will be followed by a virtual community conversation facilitated by Rachel-Beth Sayet, an indigenous educator, food anthropologist, and member of the Mohegan Nation. The program will take place in December 2020.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Stamford Museum and Nature Center


  • Organization Name:
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Gunn Memorial Library & Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Gunn Memorial Library & Museum

  • Organization City:
    Washington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Institute for American Indian Studies


  • Organization Name:
    Institute for American Indian Studies

  • Organization City:
    Washington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Mattatuck Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Mattatuck Museum

  • Organization City:
    Waterbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Children’s Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Children's Museum

  • Organization City:
    West Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Westport History Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Westport History Museum

  • Organization City:
    Westport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

  • Organization City:
    Wethersfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Wilton Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Wilton Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Wilton

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – New England Air Museum


  • Organization Name:
    New England Air Museum

  • Organization City:
    Windsor Locks

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Kidsplay Children’s Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Kidsplay Children's Museum

  • Organization City:
    Torrington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Cultural Alliance of Western CT


  • Organization Name:
    Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

  • Organization City:
    Danbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Amistad Center for Art & Culture


  • Organization Name:
    Amistad Center for Art & Culture

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Artists Collective


  • Organization Name:
    Artists Collective

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Ebony Horsewomen


  • Organization Name:
    Ebony Horsewomen

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Heartbeat Ensemble


  • Organization Name:
    HartBeat Ensemble

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Noah Webster House


  • Organization Name:
    Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    West Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Artfarm


  • Organization Name:
    Artfarm

  • Organization City:
    Middletown

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Oddfellows Playhouse


  • Organization Name:
    Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

  • Organization City:
    Middletown

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant -Artspace


  • Organization Name:
    Artspace

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant -Immigrant History Initiative


  • Organization Name:
    Immigrant History Initiative

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts partnered to offer relief funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. These grants were funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Litchfield Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Litchfield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Litchfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Mashantucket Pequot Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Mashantucket Pequot Museum

  • Organization City:
    Mashantucket

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Kidcity


  • Organization Name:
    Kidcity

  • Organization City:
    Middletown

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center


  • Organization Name:
    Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

  • Organization City:
    Mystic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Mystic Museum of Art


  • Organization Name:
    Mystic Museum of Art

  • Organization City:
    Mystic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Mystic Seaport Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Mystic Seaport Museum

  • Organization City:
    Mystic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,456.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – New Britain Museum of American Art


  • Organization Name:
    New Britain Museum of American Art

  • Organization City:
    New Britain

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – New Canaan Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    New Canaan Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    New Canaan

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Artspace


  • Organization Name:
    Artspace

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – International Festival of Arts & Ideas


  • Organization Name:
    International Festival of Arts & Ideas

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – New Haven Museum


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Museum

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Lyman Allyn Art Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


  • Organization Name:
    Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Stepping Stones Museum for Children


  • Organization Name:
    Stepping Stones Museum for Children

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Florence Griswold Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Florence Griswold Museum

  • Organization City:
    Old Lyme

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Keeler Tavern Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Keeler Tavern Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Pequot Library Association


  • Organization Name:
    Pequot Library Association

  • Organization City:
    Southport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Avon Theatre Film Center


  • Organization Name:
    Avon Theatre Film Center

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant- Barnum Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Barnum Museum

  • Organization City:
    Bridgeport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Imagine Nation


  • Organization Name:
    Imagine Nation

  • Organization City:
    Bristol

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – New England Carousel Museum


  • Organization Name:
    New England Carousel Museum

  • Organization City:
    Bristol

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Greenwich Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Greenwich Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Cos Cob

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT Trolley Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Conneticut Trolley Museum

  • Organization City:
    East Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT River Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut River Museum

  • Organization City:
    Essex

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Fairfield Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Fairfield Museum

  • Organization City:
    Fairfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Hill-Stead Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Hill-Stead Museum

  • Organization City:
    Farmington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Bruce Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Bruce Museum

  • Organization City:
    Greenwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Amistad Center for Art & Culture


  • Organization Name:
    Amistad Center for Art & Culture

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT Landmarks


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Charter Oak Cultural Center


  • Organization Name:
    Charter Oak Cultural Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT Forum


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Forum

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT Public


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Public Affairs Network

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Harriet Beecher Stowe Center


  • Organization Name:
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Mark Twain House & Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Mark Twain House & Museum

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Everyday Democracy


  • Organization Name:
    Everyday Democracy

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Wadsworth Atheneum


  • Organization Name:
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – CT Science Center


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Science Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


Jane and Laurayne’s Walk Virtual Tour of Downtown Bridgeport


  • Organization Name:
    Bridgeport Economic Development Corp/ Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District

  • Organization City:
    Bridgeport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,975.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding allows creation of a companion neighborhood tour video to their Jane + Laurayne’s Walk. They will honor Laurayne Farrar-James, who embodies the principles of community-led change, and introduce new people to her story and legacy. The video tour allows participants to connect with the neighborhood while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist.


Enabling Outreach through an Enhanced Web Platform


  • Organization Name:
    Colchester Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Colchester

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,945.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funds are used to upgrade the CHS website to a responsive platform to feature two important new exhibits through 360-degree, narrated virtual tours that enable stories to reach a broad audience and reconnect to students, educators, historians and the public.


Fairfield Museum K-12 Distance Learning Platform Development


  • Organization Name:
    Fairfield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Fairfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funds are used to develop a distance learning platform in partnership with Fairfield Public Schools (FPS) and technology company CultureConnect. The platform will host two online content modules for FPS 3rd and 5th grades, using regional history, supporting FPS curriculum, and aligning to social studies standards.


Penelope’s Odyssey – A Digital Exploration of the Humanities Themes in Penelope’s Odyssey the Dance.


  • Organization Name:
    Sonia Plumb Dance Company

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,625.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding supports the filming and editing of a performance of Penelope’s Odyssey, a series of humanities discussion-based webinar programs, and the creation of study guides for teachers and students to help contextualize and frame the themes of women’s voices, gender roles, and Greek/Roman mythology in Penelope’s Odyssey.


The United States in WW II: Pivotal Events from a Modern Perspective


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

  • Organization City:
    Monroe

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,824.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    This eight-part series looks at United States involvement in WWII and will be presented via Zoom. Each program examines the U.S. role in the war through a specific battle or event that made a critical difference in outcomes. The programs will express perspectives from both sides of the conflict, what was controversial and why, and its impact on later decisions and perceptions in American society. Connections will be drawn to current-day issues and policies. Programs will take place two Thursdays each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting in September and ending in December.


Connecticut Literary Festival, Online Lit Talks


  • Organization Name:
    Central Connecticut State University Foundation

  • Organization City:
    New Britain

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The 2020 Festival is moving online with a series of Lit Talks, thought-provoking conversations on books, culture, and literary life featuring authors, educators, and arts advocates. These free virtual events for the Connecticut literary community and schools, particularly virtual high school classrooms, are “live” on September 10th, 24th; October 1st, 10th and 22nd; November 5th and 19th; and December 10th. They will be archived for future viewing.


Hindsight is


  • Organization Name:
    Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding supports Hindsight is, a digital project to enhance distance learning for families and schools including research materials, a series of podcast episodes dramatizing historical figures, and online public conversations with collaborators including historians. The program will deepen the audience’s understanding of the ways local history can inform contemporary debates including systemic racism, voting rights, erasure of First Peoples, and fascism. The exhibition runs October to March and programming from September through November.


Andean and Afro-Latinx cultures in the Connecticut diaspora


  • Organization Name:
    Intempo Organization, Inc

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding brings this hour-long program featuring a half-hour documentary, Compadre Huashayo, produced by PBS with Latin Grammy composer Gabriela Frank and multi Emmy-winning videographer, Aric Hartvig to Connecticut audiences this fall. The film features insights into South American, Indigenous, and Afro-Ecuadorian music as a unifying force for cultural identity and social justice. Post-screening, participants will join a guided discussion and see live and/or virtual performances showcasing Indigenous/Andean instruments featured in the film.


Virtual School Tours


  • Organization Name:
    Mattatuck Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Waterbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    With this funding, the Mattatuck will respond to teacher needs caused by COVID-19 by creating virtual school tours for third, fourth, and fifth grade. Tours will reinforce the social studies curriculum and allow students to use objects and primary sources to learn about history.


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