CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the states 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.
In order to serve a 21st century audience, it is vital for Pequot Library to update and enhance its technology to provide hybrid programs to virtual and in-person audiences. Through this proposed project initiative, the Library will significantly improve its IT infrastructure with equipment upgrades and internet bandwidth, the hiring of technology support staff, and the updating of technology in the Library’s historic auditorium.
Running from October 7, 2021 through February 5, 2022 and drawing on materials from the noncirculating Children’s Historical Collection and the modern circulating collection, this exhibition examines the emergence and evolution of youth fantasy literature. Spanning 19th century works to more modern stories, this exhibition further explores how this literature has evolved to tackle the transition from childhood to adulthood in a franker manner and, significantly, to embrace all voices.
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.