CT Humanities Awards $23,000 in Sponsorships to 8 Cultural Nonprofits for Events and Programs

CT Humanities Awards $23,000 in Sponsorships to 8 Cultural Nonprofits for Events and Programs

Eight nonprofits were approved for sponsorship funds totaling $23,000 by the board of directors of CT Humanities (CTH) in April and June.

Organizations that received sponsorships include:

Culture 4 A Cause Inc. (New Milford, $2,000)
Tiny Abolitionist Film Festival
Two documentary films, Songs of Slavery and Emancipation and His Truth Is Marching On, were screened in John Brown’s hometown, Torrington, CT, in June. The films explore abolition, equality, music, and American history. The event included speakers on Torrington’s abolitionist history, live music, and dance.

ECSU Foundation, Inc. (Windham, $2,000)
Hidden Women: Discovering Living Legacies with Tammy Denease
CT-based playwright and historian Tammy Denease of Hidden Women, LLC facilitated a workshop in May with students and instructors on how to access and utilize accuracies of real historical figures and events. She also performed “Hidden Women” which “brings to life fascinating women who have been ‘hidden’ in history yet prominent in the United States.”

Eli Whitney Museum (Hamden, $2,000)
Boats Along the Connecticut Coast
Learn about essential coastal Connecticut boats at the Eli Whitney Museum workshops Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p,m., through September 3. Each weekend, museum visitors of all ages can build a small-scale replica of historic boats from the region free of charge.

First Night Hartford (Hartford, $2,000)
Hartford Bonanza
Hartford Bonanza is the city’s Independence Day event that promotes local talent and provides opportunities to increase civic engagement. It took place in July at Bushnell Park. The civic engagement programming included a Hartford Mayoral Forum, community engagement fair, and an interactive art installation focused on civic engagement.

Governor Samuel Huntington Trust, Inc (Scotland, $1,500)
Celebrating 300 Years of Homestead History
Events will recognize the 300th anniversary of Nathaniel Huntington building the home now called the Huntington Homestead Museum. There will be house tours on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays through October 21 along with a Scotland Town Center walk and the new Nancy Room exhibit.

KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc. (Torrington, $2,000)
“Across Languages, Across Cultures”: History through Storytelling at KidsPlay
“Summer of Storytelling” at KidsPlay builds on several of KidsPlay’s existing storytelling programs to encourage children’s appreciation of literature and local, national, and international history. The project includes a series of ten inclusive, engaging, and developmentally appropriate storytelling events in summer and fall.

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (Newtown, $1,500)
Newtown Arts Festival
Now in its 11th year, the Newtown Arts Festival showcases Connecticut arts and humanities by celebrating the best in visual arts, literature, poetry, dance, and theater.  It is the region’s premier celebration of the power of arts and humanities to build and strengthen our community, visited by more than 6,000 people from throughout northwestern CT.

Real Art Ways (Hartford, $10,000)
CT Lit Fest!
The CT Lit Fest is a free fall book festival October 14 presented by Real Art Ways. A literary carnival under one roof in the center of Connecticut. A day for writers, teachers, students, and readers to mingle and discover new voices. The Fest includes readings, talks, performances, an interactive typewriter installation, and a bookfair.


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