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.
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.
The Terryville Public Library will facilitate a Community Read of “Wishtree” by K. Applegate. “Wishtree” is a timely novel, told from the perspective of a generations-old red oak tree, that challenges readers to consider and discuss tough topics and a community’s response to them. Funding will support the project in providing copies of the book for public school students and interested community members as well as facilitated activities in the library and community to meet humanities goals. Events will take place from March 1 – May 1, 2020.