Organization City Norwich

CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Chestnut Street Playhouse


  • Organization Name:
    Chestnut Street Playhouse

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • 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: Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition/Mystic Film Festival


  • Organization Name:
    Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition/Mystic Film Festival

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,600.00

  • 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: Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition/Rosy Walk LLC


  • Organization Name:
    Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition/Rosy Walk LLC

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $6,900.00

  • 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: Society of the Founders of Norwich


  • Organization Name:
    Society of the Founders of Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $7,100.00

  • 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: Norwich Arts Center


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Arts Center

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,300.00

  • 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: Norwich Free Academy/ Slater Memorial Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Free Academy/ Slater Memorial Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $7,100.00

  • 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: Artreach, Inc.


  • Organization Name:
    Artreach, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $27,500.00

  • 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: Norwich Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $15,000.00

  • 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: Cultural Coalition


  • Organization Name:
    Cultural Coalition

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $100,000.00

  • 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.


Society of the Founders of Norwich and Norwich Historical Society Joint SHARP Grant Project


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Norwich Historical Society project will hire contractors and share their services with our partners at the Society of the Founders of Norwich. Both institutions need to hire seasonal contractors so individuals can staff the Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center and the Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Museum. By having a dedicated person to take on those duties, NHS staff and volunteers at SFN can focus on programming, important projects, and implementing long-term initiatives.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Society of the Founders of Norwich


  • Organization Name:
    Society of the Founders of Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,674.75

  • 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.


Bank Street Blues Bilingual, July 24


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Community Development Corporation/ Global City Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,750.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    BANK STR. BLUES BILINGUAL aims at educating the public — and specially bilingual, underserved populations –, on July 24, on the importance of discussing issues relevant to life in our cities, through the music of Norwich composer Charles Frink: being bilingual in the US; immigration, integration of one’s culture and language in the new environment; the value of art for young people; and sharing stories related to biracial youth and social justice, hoping for long-term systemic change.


Upgrades to the Joseph Carpenter silversmith shop Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Society of the Founders of Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,975.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    In 2021, the Society of the Founders plans to open the Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Shop, (cc1772), as a self guided small history museum of Norwichtown History with vignettes of the 18th century silversmith, his original forge, local tradesmen and the history and life on the Norwichtown Green. With the assistance of CTH, we plan to upgrade the exhibit information panels from paper posters to museum quality descriptive panels, display cases, brochures and a proper Museum sign.


COVID Relief: Society of the Founders of Norwich


  • Organization Name:
    Society of the Founders of Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • 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: Norwich Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • 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.


Experience Historic Norwich


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $6,020.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Over the past five years, the Norwich Historical Society launched a number of initiatives designed to strengthen Norwich’s heritage tourism efforts via the “Discover Norwich” project. The Experience Historic Norwich vision includes continuing to make Norwich’s remarkable historic resources (buildings and sites) more visitor ready. Another portion will be creating a more complete heritage experience in Norwichtown capitalizing on eight historic buildings and landscapes and branding the Norwich tourism experience to create an authentic experience that links Norwich’s history through a series of themes. The marketing effort will help promote “visitor ready” assets such as the Slater Memorial Museum. The branding initiative will also focus on creating wayfinding signage that will direct residents and visitors to local businesses and historic sites. A consultant will be responsible for creating a business plan that will provide a heritage and cultural tourism strategy (and a sustainable financing component) to implement the vision.


Re-installation of Asian Art Collection


  • Organization Name:
    Norwich Free Academy/ Slater Memorial Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $11985

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    The Museum will plan for the re-installation and re-interpretation of its diverse collection of Asian art. Objects in the collection range in date from the 5th century to the 20th century and include paintings, prints, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles.The Asian gallery will be re-installed with a focus on objects that demonstrate the cross-cultural exchange that fueled artistic and cultural developments in East Asia.


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