Organization City Guilford

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with artist-facilitated talkbacks/dialogues with the audience, plus in-school workshops on the artistic, cultural and historical content of the artists’ works.


COVID Relief: The Dorothy Whitfield Historic Society


  • Organization Name:
    The Dorothy Whitfield Historic Society, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Guilford Keeping Society


  • Organization Name:
    Guilford Keeping Society

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Dudley Foundation


  • Organization Name:
    Dudley Foundation

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • 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.


Humanities Programming at Guilford Performing Arts Festival


  • Organization Name:
    Town of Guilford-Guilford Performing Arts Festival

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    The 2019 Guilford Performing Arts festival (September 26 to September 29, 2019) will present public shows; multi-cultural/ethnic classes and talks in the schools; a community-service program pairing professional dancers with youth in opioid-addiction treatment; an expanded program of pre/post-performance talk-backs; and a spoken-word track with themes of diversity, the impact of the arts on society, culture & community. CTH funding will expand the festival’s humanities programming with a goal of supporting the town’s efforts to become a more sustainable community by supporting multicultural artists who teach and talk about their work in the schools, curating a spoken-word track, outfitting and running the venues for such events, and catalyzing a series of ongoing talks/dialogues about important issues.


Witness Stones Project Implementation in Middletown and West Hartford


  • Organization Name:
    Guilford Preservation Alliance

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    Witness Stones is a collaboration between students, teachers, local scholars, and the community to reveal the history of Connecticut’s enslaved.This second phase of the project will expand to West Hartford and Middletown with teachers researching enslaved in the summer and creating lesson plans to be used at their schools. Teachers will share this information with their classes in the fall, resulting in student research projects and culminating in public dedication ceremonies in November.


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