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.
The project Expanding Our Digital and Virtual Outreach would enable the New England Air Museum to expand its public reach by providing increased digital and virtual accessibility to people who cannot visit the site physically due to distance, health, or lingering concerns over Covid and Covid variants. The museum will use webinar software and updated online digital images and videos of our collections, providing the public access to the history of aviation through multiple engagement platforms.
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.
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.
This multipart series will explore a variety of stories related to Connecticut aviation: 23 Years and Counting…The Restoration of the K28 Blimp Car; The History of Pratt & Whitney; and Maiden Flight – The Role of Katherine Wright.