Organization City Bristol

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: American Clock & Watch Museum


  • Organization Name:
    American Clock & Watch Museum

  • Organization City:
    Bristol

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for Connecticut nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities.


A Window on Moscow


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of the Bristol Public Library

  • Organization City:
    Bristol

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    This project is a series of discussion-based programs intended to foster intercultural understanding through the arts and humanities. The programs focus on the Russian paradigm as a culture with a historically contentious relationship with America. The programs examine the human consequences of the rapid and traumatic cultural transformation of Russia in the Soviet era, as expressed in the arts and humanities (particularly the novel A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles).


“Scandals & Scoundrels” exhibition


  • Organization Name:
    American Clock & Watch Museum

  • Organization City:
    Bristol

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1659

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    This exhibition (on display April 2018 – December 2018) will highlight tales from the dark side of the clock and watch Industries. The stories will clockmaking’s crimes, criminals, and ethical lapses – told from the vantage point of the timepieces on display.


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