The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut received $33,772 in Grants and Contributions following March 5th’s highly successful Giving Day. In addition, the Cultural Alliance is to administer a new Regional Initiative Small Grant Program, for its service area, which includes Bethel.
The Cultural Alliance will host an informal information session to the initiative on Wednesday, March 25th, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm, @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, the Cultural Alliance’s home at 287 Main Street, Danbury.
Report by Paula Antolini
March 17, 2015 9:00AM EDT
CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT TO ADMINISTER CONNECTICUT’S NEW REGIONAL INITIATIVE SMALL GRANT PROGRAM
Recieves $33,772 in Grants and Contributions
Following March 5th’s highly successful Giving Day, a 24-hour Fairfield County Community Foundation sponsored marathon in support of our arts and cultural organizations, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has received $30,587 in grants from DECD CT Office of the arts. On Giving Day, the Cultural Alliance received an additional $3,185 in contributions through enthusiastic supporters who called in their donations, which raised more than a million dollars for Fairfield County nonprofit organizations.
Grant awards from CT Office of the Arts are primarily to help the Cultural Alliance’s efforts to promote and support art, history, and cultural assets in the region, including providing tens of thousands of people with a comprehensive regional calendar of events on ArtsWesternct.org; encourage arts based place-making; and offering opportunities for exhibitions, meetings, workshops, networking, and performances @287 Gallery and Meeting Place.
In addition, the Cultural Alliance is to administer a new Regional Initiative Small Grant Program, for its service area – Danbury, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman – This grant program was created by COA to invest in arts-based cultural projects, activities and infrastructure in ways that will advance the attractiveness and competitiveness of Connecticut cities, towns, and villages as meaningful communities in which to live, work, learn and play.
The Cultural Alliance will host an informal information session to the initiative on Wednesday, March 25th, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm, @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, the Cultural Alliance’s home at 287 Main Street, Danbury. Western Connecticut cultural organizations, historical societies, artists, libraries, schools, municipalities, and venues that present arts programming are encouraged to attend. Space is limited. To register, visit http://bit.ly/18wZAt9 or email the Cultural Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org
(An overview of all FY16 COA programs is available at www.cultureandtourism.org).
For more information and to make your contribution “living creatively,” visit artswesternct.org or call (203) 798 0760
ABOUT THE CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, with offices at 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT, is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in Greater Danbury. It is supported by public and private funding, corporate sponsors, and by its 185 members including more than 55 arts, history, and cultural organizations. phone: (203) 798 0760 www.artswesternct.org