State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced the following grants for Norwalk arts organizations on Tuesday.
- Center for Contemporary Printmaking - $ 4,232.22
- Norwalk Youth Symphony - $ 3,847.47
- Shakespeare on the Sound - $ 4,232.22
- Norwalk 2.0 - $25,000.00
"I am proud of our local arts organizations for all the work that they do in the community. It is wonderful when they are recognized by the state as well. Every one of them is a gem and these funds will help them to do even more," said Senator Duff in a release. "I thank Governor Malloy for his commitment to help fund the arts and the Department of Economic and Community Development for their support."
The grants were awarded by Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)/CT Office of the Arts (COA ) awarded grants from the Arts Catalyze Placemaking grant program in the categories of: ACP – Arts Leadership and ACP-Supporting Arts in Place. These programs are funded by the state appropriation to DECD/COA, and funds received by DECD/COA from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ACP Arts Leadership - The ACP - Arts Leadership category awards grants ranging from $1,500 -$25,000 for the planning and/or implementation of arts-based creative placemaking projects. This category requires partnerships, develops community engagement and positions the arts in a leadership role.
ACP4 – Supporting Arts in Place - category awards matching grants to eligible arts organizations and municipal arts offices to strengthen the state’s nonprofit arts industry. Supporting Arts in Place grants provide funding allocations derived from organizational data and are calculated by mathematical formula.