The Connecticut Office of the Arts would like to congratulate the Connecticut non-profit organizations awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts!

Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc. (aka Goodspeed Musicals), East Haddam

$20,000

To support a new adaptation of producation of “Cyrano.”

Music Mountain Incorporated, Falls Village

$10,000

To support 89th annual Music Mountain Summer Chamber Music Festival.

Real Art Ways, Hartford

$20,000

To support an exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

$20,000

To support an exhibition featuring the art collections of American artist and illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000).

Wesleyan University (on behalf of the Wesleyan University Press), Middletown

$15,000

To support Wesleyan University Press in the publication and promotion of books of poetry.

Artspace, Inc., New Haven

$20,000

To support City-Wide Open Studios, a public art commissioning project and professional development program.

New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Inc., New Haven

$45,000

To support the presentation of “The Merchant of Venice” at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Yale University (aka Yale University Art Gallery) (on behalf of Yale Repertory Theatre), New Haven

To support a production of “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Part 1, 2 & 3” by Suzan-Lori Parks at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Connecticut College, New London

$15,000

To support the onStage performing arts series.

Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theater Center, Inc., Waterford

$55,000

To support the National Playwrights Conference and the National Music Theater Conference.

Click here for a list of grantees sorted by city and state.

“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities, and connections the arts bring.”  You may view the full NEA press release here.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.