Organization City Stamford

Voices and Actions: A Convening on DEI Centering BIPOC Leaders, Cultural Practitioners, and Communities


  • Organization Name:
    Intempo

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Our project will comprise a keynote address by Aaron Dworkin, a national leader on DEI in the arts; three public conversations; and closing remarks by Lila Downs, a Mexican singer-songwriter. It will be free and take place on Zoom. The project will create a space for nonprofit administrators, philanthropic-sector members, business leaders, artists, cultural and humanities practitioners, educators, youth, and community members to discuss the work being done to create a more equitable Connecticut.


CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grant – Intempo


  • Organization Name:
    Intempo

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • 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 – Stamford Museum and Nature Center


  • Organization Name:
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • 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 – Avon Theatre Film Center


  • Organization Name:
    Avon Theatre Film Center

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • 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.


Andean and Afro-Latinx cultures in the Connecticut diaspora


  • Organization Name:
    Intempo Organization, Inc

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding brings this hour-long program featuring a half-hour documentary, Compadre Huashayo, produced by PBS with Latin Grammy composer Gabriela Frank and multi Emmy-winning videographer, Aric Hartvig to Connecticut audiences this fall. The film features insights into South American, Indigenous, and Afro-Ecuadorian music as a unifying force for cultural identity and social justice. Post-screening, participants will join a guided discussion and see live and/or virtual performances showcasing Indigenous/Andean instruments featured in the film.


COVID Relief: Closing Recovery


  • Organization Name:
    Stamford Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • 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.


Group Exhibition, “Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text”


  • Organization Name:
    Franklin Street Gallery

  • Organization City:
    Stamford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    The exhibition shows how acts of erasure can subvert notions of authority and rewrite history, examining relationships between the erasure of text through cross-out, redaction, and white-out and the erasure of bodies through policy, norms, and violence. Programs/outreach center marginalized individuals and communities – LGBTQ+, POC, indigenous peoples, women, people w/ disabilities. With many points of entry via the humanities, the show is profoundly relevant to today’s socio-political issues and is on view from September 2019 to January 2020.


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