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.
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.
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.
The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is Hill-Stead Museum?s longest-running public program. During its 27th season in 2019, seven award-winning poets will read their work over five evenings from June through August. Set in the historic Sunken Garden, the Sunken Garden is one of the country?s premier poetry events.
The 26th season of the “Sunken Garden Poetry Festival includes a five-part series of poetry readings and musical performances. Along with a performance by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, the SGPF will feature four themed performances: Irish Poetry & Music, Disability Awareness, Poetry of Our World celebrating multiculturalism, and CT Young Poets Day with Andrea Gibson.