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.
The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and The Glass House respectfully request grant support for a series of ten talks presented via Zoom as part of “Glass House Presents,” an ongoing series of talks that sustain the site’s historic role as a platform for creative activity. These programs will take place in partnership with community partners. Program dates are flexible due to COVID-19 considerations. All programs will be recorded and made available for free on the Glass House website.
Discussion-based humanities programs?keynote lecture, historical colloquy, moderated panel, storytelling, and oral history?will enrich an exhibit featuring artists who are making the strongest works of their careers in their advanced years. ReFRAMING Aging will debunk myths about aging, deepen visitors? understanding of why lifelong creativity matters, and inspire inter-generational bonds?illuminating what it means to age creatively in our youth-oriented society when people are living longer.