Middlesex County, Shoreline artists and bands win state funding

Opera theater


HARTFORD – The state’s Office of the Arts recently awarded $ 1,004,459 to 192 Connecticut arts organizations, according to a press release.

Artists for World Peace, Middletown, $ 6,305

Killingworth Arts Center, $ 6,305

Concerts from Chestnut Hill, Guilford, $ 2,705

Con Brio Choral Society, Old Lyme, $ 2,705

Eastern Connecticut Ballet, East Lyme, $ 11,255

Essex, Essex Winter Series, $ 6,305

Friends of Madison Youth, $ 6,305

CT FUSE Theater, Madison, $ 1,000

Greater Middletown Choir, Middletown, $ 6,305

Guilford Art Center, $ 11,255

I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, $ 6,305

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, $ 10,200

Lyme Art Association, $ 6,305

Madison lyrical scene, $ 4,760

Noank-Mystic Community Group, Old Lyme, $ 1,000

Connecticut Opera Theater, Clinton, $ 2,040

Project: “Music heals us”, Guilford, $ 6,305

Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, $ 6,305

A full list of arts grant recipients can be found at bit.ly/3zzvcuL.

The artists respond

In addition, two local artists received grants from the Artists Respond Program, which provides direct funding to artists in Connecticut so they can pursue community projects that address social issues, current events and community needs.

The total amount distributed across the state was $ 207,500, according to the press release.

Sarah Grote of Cromwell and Katharine Owens of Middletown each received $ 5,000.

Connecticut artists can apply for a grant of $ 1,000, $ 2,500 or $ 5,000 to support artist fees associated with project activities.

The projects are to take place in Connecticut and address a range of social issues, such as equity and racial justice, community development, empowerment of LGBTQ communities, the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and other initiatives that use the arts to inspire, empower, educate and transform the community, the state said.