CCT: FY17 Regional Initiative Arts Grantees

FY17 Regional Initiative Arts Grantees

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with its nine (9) Regional Service Organizations, is pleased to announce the recipients of the FY17 Regional Initiative grants.
The following grants were awarded in partnership with Windham Arts:
Grant Amount 
Town(s) Served 
 Capitol Theatre Arts Academy /
Cultural Artways: Broadening Our Understanding of Other through the Arts 
 Greater Windham County with activities to occur in Willimantic
 Hampton Recreation Commission
 Performance series
 Hampton, Chaplin and Scotland
Johanna Pike 
Therapeutic Mentorship for Girls 
Pomfret and Putnam 
Samuel Huntington Homestead Museum 
Living History: Revolutionary War and Artisan Encampment 
Greater Windham County with activities to occur in Scotland 
Kitty Schooley 
Discovering Stafford through Photography 
Kathleen Zimmerman 
Artists Live 
Storrs and Mansfield 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Grant Amount 
Town(s) Served 
LGBTQ + Youth Kickback
New Haven
A Broken Umbrella Theatre
New Haven
East Street Arts / Marrakech, Inc. 
East Street Arts Design Lab
New Haven 
New Haven Chamber Orchestra 
Literacy through music, community collaborations and concert series 
Fair Haven 
Taylor Ho Brynum 
Community Creative Music Orchestra
 New Haven
Collective Consciousness 
Race in America Series
 New Haven
LaTanya S. Autry 
The Art of Black Dissent
 New Haven
City of New Haven Youth Services
Bringing together inner-city youth with their communities by researching historical events that shaped their town and painting that scene on oil drums
Fair Haven, Newhallville,
 Whalley Ave. District, Hamden, &
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region:
Grant Amount 
Town(s) Served 
Arts Alliance of Woodbury 
Woodbury Arts Festival 
Arts Escape, Inc. 
Telling Their Stories 
Southbury & surrounding towns 
Marilyn O'Neil 
Bellows Open: The Great Squeeze Project 
Wolcott, Waterbury & Watertown 
Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation 
A collaboration with Connecticut Lyric Opera to produce fully-staged opera 
Bethlehem, Woodbury, Middlebury, Waterbury Oxford, Southbury & Watertown
Community Counseling Center of Central Connecticut 
Healing the Healers 
Wolcott, Waterbury & Cheshire 
Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury 
Youth Cultural Arts for the Gathering 
The Committee for a New Waterbury 
Loving Cups Pottery 
Waterbury, possibly Cheshire and Thomaston  
Middlebury Public Library
Page to Stage
Middlebury, possibly surrounding towns
Valley Arts Council 
Support our Veterans Through the Arts 
Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck & Beacon Falls
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County:

Grant Amount
Town(s) Served
The Ferguson Library
What Every American Should Know: A Community Art Project
Ruben Marroquin
INTERWOVEN: Community Weaving Workshop
Greater Bridgeport Latino Network, Inc. 
Puerto Rican Songbook
Margaret Bodell
Save the Singers:  Teaching sewing as a skill in creative workforce development program
Bridgeport & Stratford
Dr. Judith S. Gross
Bridgeport Public Schools 
Encore:  Ballet classes and performance
Westhill High School Fine Arts Department
AVID International Arts Exchange
Stamford & Norwalk
BackCountry Jazz
Thelonius Monk Centennial Concerts
Liz Squillace
Painted Stairway: public artwork on stairway that connects Broad Street to Downtown Cabaret
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut:
Grantee Grant Amount Project Town(s) Served
Friends of Bethel Public Library $4,000 Creative Expression for All Ages Bethel
Thomas Carruthers $4,000 FilmFest52, a 52-week film festival Bethel
Joanne Hudson $3,830 "Sisters", an original play to be read at Keeler Tavern Museum Ridgefield
Luke Wang $4,000 Only in America - Italy and Ecuador Meet in Western Connecticut: a multi-community music performance Danbury & Ridgefield
Bethel Arts $3,542.50
Downtown Bethel Sculpture Exhibit
Bethel & Danbury
Virginia Zimmermann $3,542.50 Welcome to Newtown Train Mural Newtown
Ted Killmer $3,542.50 Sharing World-wide Urban Celebrations of Curiosity, Creativity and Community Danbury & Bethel
Kate Katcher/Stray Kats Theatre Company $3,542.50 Still Crazy After All These Years - A Senior Festival Newtown
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council:

Grantee  Grant Amount  Project  Town(s) Served 
Ruth Lewis  $4,000   Dimension of Hope: Social Justice Through the Arts Hartford 
Toot and Sliders Musical Tales  $4,000  Toot and Sliders Musical Tales at the New Britain Wellness Center  New Britain 
Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble  $2,825  Stretching for Life - A Celebration, a multi-cultural dance education program  Hartford 
Daniel Morel  $4,000  Connecticut Composers at the Connecticut Historical Society  Hartford 
Farmington Valley Arts Center  $4,000  ART for MS, a series of classes aimed at the specific needs of people dealing with MS Avon 
Hartford Opera Theater  $3,725  Hartford Opera Theater Presents Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land"  Hartford 
Connecticut Summerfest, Inc.  $3,725  Week-long contemporary classical music festival  Hartford 
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society  $3,725  West Hartford Hauntings, a five-scene progressive play designed to connect residents with the rich heritage of West Hartford West Hartford 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council:

Grantee  Grant Amount  Project  Town(s) Served 
Torrington Police Activities League (PAL)  $3,698  Key to the City  Torrington 
Keith Paul Lapotasky / The Desultory Theatre Club  $3,698  The Shakespeare Experience - "A Midsummerís' Night Dream" performance  Torrington & Winsted 
Region One School District  $3,698  Using Musical Theatre to Bring Generations Together  Falls Village, Sharon, Cornwall, Kent, Salisbury & North Canaan
Friends of Main Street  $2,265 Winchester Mad River Lofts Public Art Competition  Winchester & Winsted 
Regional School District #10  $3,698  Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Educational Children's Concerts 
Burlington, Harwinton,
Plymouth, New Hartford & Torrington
SingOut! CT   
Amahl and the Night Visitors Collaborative Educational Project 
Salisbury, Washington, Lakeville & Kent
Debra Lill 
Virtual Views: Bringing the healing power of nature to patients  Torrington 
Joel Melendez   
 Capoeira for the Community Torrington 
Warren Historical Society  $1,849  Arts Heritage Program  Warren 
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Shoreline Arts Alliance:

Grant Amount
Town(s) Served
Noah Baerman
Jazz Up Close: Crossing Cultures
Madison Lyric Stage
Verdi's "Otello"
Madison & Guilford
Friends of Madison Youth, Inc.
The Barn - Teen Talk TV
Madison & surrounding towns
Shoreline Chorale
Harmonizing the Human Spirit Across Generations
Madison & New Haven
Macdonough Elementary School
Macdonough Playwrights Community
ARTFARM Community Ensemble
Barry Asch
Collaboration Messiah in Deep River
Deep River, Old Lyme & 20 surrounding towns
Saint Mary School
Students Create New World Art from Old World Paintings
Branford & Madison
Starship Dance Theater
The Magic Toyshop 25th Anniversary production
The following grants were awarded in partnership with the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition:

Grantee Grant Amount Project Description Town(s) Served
Norwich Public Schools
$3,726 Kelly Middle School Playwright Project 
Envision Kindness, Inc. $3,261 New London County Student Art Project to Promote Kindness
East Lyme
(all towns in New London County invited)
Michael McNabney $2,982
Juliet W. Long Elementary
School Beautification
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc.
Combining History with Creativity: Youth Engage in the Community
Kia Baird
Girl in Jazz Band Spring Break Music Writing Camp
New London, Norwich & Waterford
Norwich Arts Center
Design Arts Programs Appealing to High School Age Audiences
Reliance House
The Common Thread Collaboration - using fabric in art therapy, culminating in art pieces to be shown at the Common Thread Art Shows
Groton, East Lyme, Norwich, No. Stonington & New London
Tom Callinan
Troubadour Trail
Amy Hannum
Black Light Garden, a community environmental project to create a garden that is free and open to the public
New London


For more information, please contact your Regional Service Organization .


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