NEW HAVEN, CT —CT Humanities has awarded 624 museums and nonprofit cultural, human, and arts organizations a total of $16 million in grants to support the operation of the CT Culture Fund.

In New Haven, 48 organizations are recipients of a total of $1.3 million in grants to help with pandemic recovery and “maintain and expand their capacity to serve” the public, from the community to schools.

“In addition to anchoring communities and contributing to the economic engine of our state, the arts and humanities help us make sense of and address today’s greatest challenges in ways that help us learn the each other, to be resilient and to co-create pathways to move forward,” said CTH Board Member Frank Mitchell. “There is so much joy in this business.”

Working in partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts, CT Humanities “prioritized the equitable distribution of this funding, reaching a wide range of organizations across the state to ensure all residents can access rich experiences cultural”.

Based on budget size and considering other sources of state funding, the minimum award was $5,000 and the maximum award was $500,000. Eligible organizations included CT-based nonprofit, municipal, or tribal organizations that provide cultural, human, and artistic projects and activities to the public. These include museums, historic houses, historical societies, arts organizations, cultural centers and other organizations that offer activities such as exhibitions, performances, art classes, public programs or walking tours.

In New Haven, some of the biggest awards are: Neighborhood Music School, $166,600; College Street Music Hall, $167,700; and Long Wharf Theatre, $144,400.

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