Organization City New London

CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: New London Music Festivals


  • Organization Name:
    New London Music Festivals

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $6,300.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Expressiones Cultural Center Inc.


  • Organization Name:
    Expressiones Cultural Center Inc.

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Garde Arts Center Inc


  • Organization Name:
    Garde Arts Center Inc

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra


  • Organization Name:
    Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $41,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: 7th Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps


  • Organization Name:
    7th Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $16,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Connecticut Early Music Society


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Early Music Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $8,600.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: New London County Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    New London County Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: CFECT/PARJE


  • Organization Name:
    CFECT/PARJE

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Flock Theatre


  • Organization Name:
    Flock Theatre

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,600.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: New London Landmarks


  • Organization Name:
    New London Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,100.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: New London Maritime Society at Custom House Maritime Museum


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society at Custom House Maritime Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,400.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: New London Community Orchestra


  • Organization Name:
    New London Community Orchestra

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Thames River Heritage Park


  • Organization Name:
    Thames River Heritage Park

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $17,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Connecticut College


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut College

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Lyman Allyn Art Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $35,800.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Writer’s Block InK


  • Organization Name:
    Writer's Block InK

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $12,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Hygienic Art Inc.


  • Organization Name:
    Hygienic Art Inc.

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,800.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Connecticut Storytelling Center


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $18,800.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.


New London County Historical Society Development Director


  • Organization Name:
    New London County Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The New London County Historical Society wishes to hire a development director to increase sources of income. Additional revenue streams will allow the New London County Historical Society to better serve our community as a regional archive.


Creating a More Useful, Engaging and Inclusive Website


  • Organization Name:
    New London Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,724.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    New London Landmarks will work with a website designer to make our website more informative, visually compelling, and accessible. Our executive director will develop content which she will provide to a professional website designer who will give our website a modern, cohesive look while prioritizing accessibility and SEO optimization.


Thames River Heritage Park Docent, Interpreter, and Ambassador Training Program


  • Organization Name:
    Thames River Heritage Park

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Docent, Interpreter, and Ambassador Training Program recruits and trains volunteers for the TRHP and its partner sites. During a 12-week training program, trainees will learn about the history and heritage of the Thames River estuary through lively and informative talks, presentations, experiential learning, and site visits to each partner organization. Upon graduation, participants will be eligible to service at the site(s) of their choice or as a TRHP boat and/or walking tour interpreter.


Diversity Training / Program Outreach


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Our board and staff will participate in diversity training facilitated by professionals in the field. This will raise our own awareness and help us to develop, adopt and implement program development guidelines, internal policies, and employee and volunteer orientation materials and job postings.

    We will hire a part time Education Program Outreach person to expand our existing school programs to areas of Connecticut that we do not serve currently, expanding the diversity of students we reach.


New London Maritime Society – Custom House Maritime Society CTH SHARP Capacity Grant application for Collections Help


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society at Custom House Maritime Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Custom House needs a part-time collections person to catalog our museum collections and make them accessible online.
    We have done the preliminary work to organize, protect, and preserve our collections. But no collections cataloging has been done since 2015, when we had a volunteer. Although we have two professional librarians, who volunteer at the museum and have made our online library catalog exemplary, we have had no luck finding a volunteer to help with the museum collections.


Henny and Hannover, Coming to terms with the past. And the future.


  • Organization Name:
    Garde Arts Center Inc

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $24,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    This documentary tells the story of Henny Simon, a Colchester Jewish Holocaust survivor, Hartford WWII veteran Ben Cooper, and their efforts to share their experiences with the general public and students. Their efforts were spurred by the rise of Holocaust denial, racism, and anti-Semitism. We will document and preserve public histories about the Holocaust so that through minutely focused personal stories, the public will have a deeper understanding of the dangers of fascism and racism.


A Celebration of Black Poets of Connecticut


  • Organization Name:
    Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,530.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Lyman Allyn Art Museum and Connecticut Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson, are pleased to host A Celebration of Black Poets of Connecticut. This one-day event, on Saturday April 9, will feature a series of programs that highlight the work and knowledge of six award-winning contemporary black poets. Programs include a student workshop, open mic, and a keynote reading and conversation.


Community-Building and Advocacy Events


  • Organization Name:
    Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,814.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Community-Building and Advocacy Events is a series of talks, community-building exercises, and audience discussions taking place September 8st – October 16th, to teach audiences about racial justice and what they can do to become better community equity advocates. Public Art For Racial Justice Education (PARJE) co-sponsors this series with the NAACP Norwich. The Florence Griswold Museum, The Lyman Allyn Museum, Lyme Academy of Fine Art, and the Old Lyme PGNoyes Library will act as hosts.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: New London Maritime Society


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $11,748.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


One Book One Region 2021


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut College

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    One Book One Region will return to southeastern Connecticut in 2021 for another season of reading a shared book and learning more about the book’s themes. As in the past, One Book One Region will begin in June with a kickoff event, featuring a keynote speaker, and will end in the fall with a talk to the community. In the interim, regional libraries and other organizations will present programs relating to the book. For 2021, the chosen book is “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu.


Post-COVID-19: Re-Tooling the Visitor Experience at the Custom House


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,690.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Post COVID-19, for safety reasons, we need to rework how visitors experience the Custom House Maritime Museum.
    Rather than providing intense docent-led tours as we have in the past, we need to allow visitors to see the museum independently.
    By incorporating a visitor-orientation video, additional object labels, and gallery information sheets, we believe we can accomplish this transformation within four short months!


40th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The CT Storytelling Festival & Conference is a gathering of diverse story-lovers celebrating the uplifting power of story on April 23-24, 2021. Our 40th Annual and first full virtual festival, will highlight the theme of healing through workshops on forgiveness and bullying, along with multicultural storytelling performances. Practical application of storytelling will be highlighted in workshops on self-publishing, literacy enhancement, and unlocking our personal histories.


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Expressiones Cultural Center


  • Organization Name:
    Expressiones Cultural Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • 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 – Writer’s Block Ink


  • Organization Name:
    Writer's Block InK

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • 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).


Stories Build Bridges


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,600.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Ubuntu Storytellers will give a performance and two workshops for adults, open to the public and free of charge. The performance will include stories that provide a window into the lives of the tellers, all people of color. The workshops will facilitate self-understanding and build bridges between people. The program takes place in December 2020.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Lyman Allyn Art Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • 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: New London Maritime Society


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • 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: Thames River Heritage Park Foundation


  • Organization Name:
    Thames River Heritage Park Foundation

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • 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: New London Landmarks


  • Organization Name:
    New London Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • 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.


The Way Sisters: Miniaturists of the Early Republic


  • Organization Name:
    Harriet U Allyn Testamentrary Trust/ Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $20,460

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    The Way Sisters: Miniaturists of the Early Republic exhibition will present the work of sisters Mary Way (1769–1833) and Elizabeth Way Champlain (1771–1825), pioneering women artists who helped expand both their artform and gender roles in the early days of the new republic. This exhibition will be on view from February 13 to May 2, 2021.


Sharing Connecticut Stories


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $6,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Partnership funding will allow Connecticut Storytelling Center (CSC) to expand programming to older students and present programs that focus on the Colonial / Revolutionary War and Civil War periods through storytelling bringing to light many interesting and diverse people and events that are often left out of school curricula. Piloting the program with 6 storytellers, CSC will bring stories that celebrate CT’s history to schools, libraries and historical societies and encourage discussion about our history and how it impacts the present. If the interest is strong, the goal is to grow the program’s reach with additional storytellers with material related to Connecticut history. Partnership period is November 2019 through June 2020.


One Book, One Region 2019: “Hey, Kiddo”


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut College

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding will help Connecticut College partner with One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut to bring a book to Eastern Connecticut that will spark discussions and related programming. The 2019 selection is “Hey, Kiddo” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, an autobiographical graphic novel which explores themes of opioid abuse and fitting in. It will be the subject of public programs throughout the community between June and September. The capstone event, the author talk, will be held on September 17, 2019.


Facing the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London


  • Organization Name:
    New London Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,410.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding will be used for a program with Connecticut resident Richard Lenzi, author of “Facing the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London” published by SUNY press in February 2019. He will discuss the Italian anarchist community which lived in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood from the 1890’s through the 1960’s. Following his talk, Connecticut College history professor Fred Paxton–former co-chair of the Coalition to Save the Fort Trumbull Neighborhood–will moderate a discussion between audience members and Lenzi. The program is September 26, 2019.


QG-06118 Discrimination, Urban Renewal and New London’s Lost Neighborhood: a Walking and Virtual Tour


  • Organization Name:
    New London Landmarks

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1571

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    Using photographs, oral histories and appraisal forms, this program on September 15th will explore the effects of urban renewal on residents of a neighborhood razed as part of the Winthrop Cove Redevelopment Project, as well as the 20th century policies which made this neighborhood vulnerable to demolition. New London Landmarks will offer a guided walking tour and digital tour, including audio clips, and will produce a program booklet printed and available for download free of charge.


The 37th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Storytelling Center

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    Participants at this years program will be given the opportunity to hear, work with, and learn from an ethnically and stylistically diverse group of top-notch professional storytellers. The festival takes place April 27th and 28th and includes performances, hands-on intensive workshops, and story sharing circles.


One Book, One Region 2018: “Exit West”


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut College

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4999

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    Connecticut College is a partner of One Book, One Region of Eastern Connecticut, which is based on the idea of expanding a small book club to that of an entire community. This is the third year that the College has been a partner, and they will host a community event with the author of this year’s selection Exit West, Mohsin Hamid, on September 26, 2018.


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