Organization City New Haven

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.


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).


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.


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.


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 – 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: Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven


  • Organization Name:
    Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • 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: New Haven Pride Center


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Gay & Lesbian Community Center, Inc/New Haven Pride Center

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • 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.

    * This relief grant was funded by the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.


COVID Relief: Funding for New Haven Museum


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Museum

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,000.00

  • 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.

    * This relief grant was funded by the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.


COVID Relief: Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental


  • Organization Name:
    Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • 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.


Developing a Community Engagement Framework for Creative Storytelling in the New Human Culture Galleries of the Yale Peabody Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Yale University/Yale Peabody Museum

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $7,500

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Reimagining the eclectic collections of the Yale Peabody Museum to more deeply engage with the surrounding community through celebration, criticism, and new angles into our history and collections. Funding will be used to engage a museum consultant in the fields of cultural humility and community building to develop partnerships and community engagement.


Planning a Composite Curriculum: A Professional Development Program in African American and Latino Studies


  • Organization Name:
    Yale University/ Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $25,000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding to develop a professional development program for high school teachers, one which will address our “composite nation,” emphasizing African American and Latino American history, with particular focus on Puerto Rican history. This will be a seven-month program, from July 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. During the course of the program a consulting group of historians, educators, and students will meet monthly via a virtual meeting platform to plan the workshop series. The group will work closely with the State Educational Resource Center (SERC), the organization tasked with designing the curriculum for the newly mandated class. The project team will select the topics to be covered during the workshop series, identify and contact scholars to lead the individual workshops, identify readings and resources to support each of those workshops, and select the dates and venues where the individual workshops are to be held.


“Connecticut’s Resilient Indigenous People” (working title)


  • Organization Name:
    Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Inc

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $24,875

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for to support the writing of a research document that will be the foundation of the outline draft script used for the future production of an interpretive digital media project in the form of a one hour documentary on the history and current state of affairs of indigenous people in Connecticut to be broadcast on CT Public Television.


“We Are Not Princesess”: Sanctuary Kitchen Film Screening & Talk Back with Syrian Refugee Chefs


  • Organization Name:
    CitySeed, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,252.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    The project is a collaboration between Sanctuary Kitchen—a culinary program at CitySeed that works works with refugee and immigrant chefs—the team behind “We Are Not Princesses”—a documentary film about Syrian refugee women who come together to tell their stories through the Greek play Antigone. Funding will enable Sanctuary Kitchen to host a film screening on November 6, 2019, with Syrian chefs catering the reception, and a talk-back that shares the stories, culture and cuisine of Syrian refugees with the New Haven community.


Rainbow Library Community Reads Project


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Gay & Lesbian Community Center, Inc./New Haven Pride Center

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding will be used for the Rainbow Library Community Reads Project to spark young readers to engage with LGBTQ+ history and literature through reading, discussion, and writing. By giving schools and libraries across Connecticut affirming texts and instructional resources, the project will promote learning and rich discussion about LGBTQ+ history and themes. Rainbow Library packages will arrive with school staff in the first week of September and Rainbow Reader Summit where students will engage with an LGBTQ+ author and each other on the books’ humanities themes will take place in November.


IDEAS at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding will allow the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ to integrate June and year-round programming in 2019 into the tapestry of programs and initiatives driven by CT Humanities each year.

    The IDEAS program offers dozens of free opportunities for the public to hear from preeminent thought leaders in an intimate setting that allows for an incredible depth of conversation. IDEAS programming has a year-round presence via the recording of each event and free access given to the public via YouTube, Vimeo, and as a podcast through iTunes.


Rise Up, Sisters! Connecticut Women and the Struggle for Suffrage


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,425.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for Rise Up Sisters! will be used for two free-standing banner exhibits consisting of six panels each that will tell the story of the fight for women’s suffrage and the anti-suffrage viewpoint specifically within the state of Connecticut. The panels will focus on inductees of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame along with other CT suffragists and national figures who influenced and worked with CT women and will be on view at the Annual Induction Ceremony in November 2019. Banners will be made available for display free of charge to schools, libraries & civic organizations in 2020 and beyond, including the League of Women Voters Gala in February, Connecticut Historical Society in March, and Girls Day at the Capitol in April.


Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame at the Crossroads – Planning for the Next Three Years


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding will enable Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) to develop a three-year strategic plan that will guide the CWHF staff and Board of Trustees in setting common, focused goals in order to continue financial stability, rebrand to reflect the full scope of their historical resources, enhance programming and outreach, increase staffing to meet program demands currently beyond their capacity, and build a new website to showcase the “Virtual Hall”.


Community Assessment – Understanding the Ideas Program’s Impact and Opportunities


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    The Festival will conduct an in-depth community assessment over the next nine months that will solicit input into the relevance of the Festival’s programming and guide the institution and its new leadership into the future.


Fake News Month at the New Haven Free Public Library


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Free Public Library Foundation

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,181.55

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    The New Haven Free Public Library will present Fake News Month in October 2018 with a series of films, discussions, and speakers curated to elucidate the historical and present-day themes, implications and contexts of fake news. In addition, the library will develop a complementary list of further reading, bibliographic references, and online resources to distribute at events and for all patrons to access via nhfpl.org.


Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights from the Yale Babylonian Collection


  • Organization Name:
    Yale University/Yale Peabody Museum

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $28,641.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Based on 150+ artifacts, Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks will bring the culture, history, and society of the ancient Near East to life, from the invention of writing in Uruk in southern Iraq during the mid-fourth millennium BC to the last cuneiform texts from the first century of the common era (on view from April 4, 2019 until the end of 2020).


May Day 20/20: Learning from the Black Panther Trials, 50 Years Later


  • Organization Name:
    Artspace

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Artspace will develop an exhibition and related programming to mark the fiftieth anniversary of a watershed moment in New Haven history, the May Day rally in protest of the Black Panther trials in May 1970, laying the groundwork for public programs and an exhibition at Artspace that will run May-September 2020.


EVOLUTIONS Exhibition FY18 “Unsung Heroes”


  • Organization Name:
    Yale University/Yale Peabody Museum

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    Students in the Peabody Museum’s afterschool program will implement an exhibition on the history of women in science. Developed by New Haven and West Haven High School students, the exhibition (on view May 2018 to April 2019) will examine the barriers and obstacles these bright, determined, strong individuals overcame.


I-00718 The Ideas Program at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $25000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    The Festival’s 2018 Ideas Program centers around a series of lectures and panel discussions designed to illuminate some of today’s most exciting advancements and pressing concerns, demonstrating the vital role played by the humanities in civic life. Talks and panels feature thinkers and leaders from numerous disciplines including novelists, artists, poets, playwrights, historians, anthropologists, and politicians.


P-00118 Paying Homage: Soil & Site


  • Organization Name:
    Artspace

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $12075

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    The project uses the work of contemporary potter Roberto Lugo (born in 1981 in Philadelphia to Puerto Rican immigrant parents) as a focal point for showing how clay can be a medium for discovering lesser-known cultural histories; for advancing scholarship at the intersection of craft, design, and environmentalism; and for examining societal divides across class, race, and religion. Artspace will develop exhibition support, youth curriculum, and symposium panel themes.


Sanctuary Kitchen Community Event Series @ Common Ground: Sí Se Puede-A Screening of “Dolores” & A Global Farm-to-Table Evening


  • Organization Name:
    CitySeed, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    A two-part community event series featuring a film screening and panel discussion of the film Dolores, featuring farm worker and activist Dolores Huerta, and a Global Farm-to-Table dinner hosted by Sanctuary Kitchen chefs from Sudan, Afghanistan, and Syria, with storytelling & discussion.


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