Saturday, December 22, 2012

Arts Gets $119,000 In State Funding

From a Press Release from Matt Lesser.

Representative Matt Lesser, who represents Middletown in State Legislature, announced last week that city artists and arts programs would receive $119,000 in state funding.

"Middletown has a vibrant arts community," Rep. Lesser said. "I am so pleased the state is investing in our thriving arts scene."

The state Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) awarded grants from its Connecticut Artist in Every Community program and Arts Leadership program funded by appropriations approved by the General Assembly and federal dollars received from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Investment Act.

The grants include:

DECD's Connecticut Artist in Every Community and Arts Leadership programs issues grants to promote teaching and learning through high quality arts engagement and arts integration. The program provides opportunities for residents of all ages, in every community, to interact with practicing artists in ways that will advance Connecticut cities, towns and villages as meaningful communities in which to live, work, learn and play.


Anonymous said...

How come the Middletown school system received nothing? My wife is an art teacher and spends her own money on supplies.........But Wesleyan receives $$$ nice. Also, $60 G's for a choral group???? What do they need a new recording studio????

joseph getter said...

Dear anonymous at 1:30pm, these grants that were awarded resulted from a process in which the individuals and organizations submitted applications. To apply or learn more, see the State's website - click on "Arts Catalyze Placemaking" on this page:|#funding