The Connecticut Office of the Arts is pleased to announce the FY2018 Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund grant recipients.

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) program awards funds to Connecticut arts organizations which have raised over $15,000 in contributions from non-governmental sources for two consecutive fiscal years. The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund is managed by the Office of the State Treasurer and the interest earned on the Fund's principal is distributed annually to eligible arts organizations through the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Congratulations to the following organizations:

After School Arts Program, Inc./ASAP! - $8,560
American Mural Project - $5,290
Amistad Center for Art & Culture - $4,280
Architecture Resource Center, Inc. - $935
Artists for World Peace - $27,458
Arts Council of Greater New Haven - $2,360
Arts for Learning CT/Young Audiences - $3,945
Artspace, Inc. - $4,825
BackCountry Concerts, Inc. - $2,880
Ballet Theatre Company - $770
Bridgeport Symphony Society, Greater - $8,155
Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, Greater - $3,405
Bristol Symphony Orchestra - $753
Brookfield Craft Center, Inc. - $855
Bruce Museum - $12,100
Bushnell Center for Performing Arts - $12,100
Cappella Cantorum Inc. - $673
Carl Schmitt Foundation - $1,165
CAST Children's Theatre - $2,860
Center for Contemporary Printmaking - $1,585
Charter Oak Cultural Center - $15,465
Chestnut Hill Concerts, Inc. - $780
Cinestudio, Inc. - $2,050
Community Music School, Inc. - $1,665
CAPA/Shubert Theatre - $5,995
Con Brio Choral Society - $1,165
Connecticut Ballet - $1,915
Connecticut Choral Artists/CONCORA - $2,220
Connecticut Lyric Opera - $500
Connecticut Players Foundation/Long Wharf - $12,100
Connecticut Storytelling Center - $2,425
Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra - $945
Creative Arts Workshop - $1,595
Crescendo, Inc. - $1,535
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County - $1,370
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut - $1,675
Curtain Call - $2,275
Darien Arts Center - $2,305
Downtown Cabaret Theatre Co, Bridgeport - $1,045
Eastern Connecticut Symphony - $5,150
Elm Shakespeare Company - $9,520
Essex Winter Series - $1,055
Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center - $34,983
Fairfield Museum & History Center - $23,133
Fairfield Theatre Company - $8,870
Farmington Valley Arts Center - $500
Five Points Gallery - $581
Florence Griswold Museum - $11,955
Friends of the Levitt Pavilion, Inc. - $5,130
Garde Arts Center - $6,395
Goodspeed Opera House Foundation - $23,668
Greenwich Ballet Academy - $957
Greenwich Choral Society - $1,275
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra - $3,574
Guilford Art Center - $4,084
Hartbeat Ensemble - $2,253
Hartford Arts Council, Greater - $14,546
Hartford Chorale - $3,481
Hartford Festival of Jazz, Greater - $3,915
Hartford Performs - $4,545
Hartford Stage - $12,099
Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Inc. - $19,423
Hill-Stead Museum - $11,693
Hygienic Art, Inc. - $1,021
International Festival of Arts & Ideas - $60,468
I-Park Foundation, Inc. - $3,180
INTAKE Organization - $2,460
Ivoryton Playhouse - $7,360
Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - $6,375
Kids Empowered by Your Support/KEYS - $1,230
Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation - $6,200
Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. - $2,470
Little Theatre of Manchester - $3,215
Mark Twain House & Museum - $10,755
Mattatuck Museum - $29,354
Middletown Chorale, Greater - $1,330
Mighty Quinn Foundation, Inc. - $2,185
Music Haven - $5,100
Music Mountain Incorporated - $1,735
Music on the Hill - $900
Music Theatre of Connecticut - $1,345
Neighborhood Music School - $6,140
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County - $4,835
New Britain Museum of American Art - $12,100
New Britain Youth Theater - $1,430
New England Carousel Museum - $2,690
New England Dance Theater, Inc. - $2,050
New Haven Ballet - $525
New Haven Chorale - $1,195
New Haven Folk, Inc./CT Folk - $530
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Inc. - $24,993
North End Arts Rising/Buttonwood Tree - $500
Northwest CT Arts Council - $825
Northwest CT Assn for the Arts/Warner Theatre - $7,520
Norwalk Youth Symphony - $1,002
Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts - $4,370
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater - $1,960
Opera House Players, Inc. - $500
Opera New England of Northeastern CT - $600
Opera Theater of Connecticut - $1,495
Pilobolus - $8,800
Playhouse on the Park - $4,080
Real Art Ways - $6,500
Ridgefield Chorale, The - $1,785
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Inc. - $528
Ridgefield Playhouse - $16,600
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra - $2,560
Ridgefield Theater Barn - $500
Rowayton Arts Center - $1,325
Salt Marsh Opera Company - $2,495
Seven Angels Theatre - $1,760
Shakespeare on the Sound - $6,355
Shakesperience Productions - $3,025
Shoreline Arts Alliance - $3,190
Silvermine Arts Center - $6,560
Simsbury Performing Arts Center - $1,450
Site Projects, Inc. - $730
Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition - $1,150
Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Inc. - $9,830
Summer Theatre of New Canaan - $4,650
TheaterWorks, Inc. - $10,120
TheatreWorks New Milford, Inc. - $1,345
Theatre of NE CT / Bradley Playhouse - $500
Tri-State Center for the Arts - $5,935
Vernon Community Arts Center - $1,075
Village Center for the Arts - $2,050
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - $12,100
Weir Farm Arts Center - $731
Westport Arts Center, Inc. - $20,428
Westport Country Playhouse - $29,848
WPKN Inc. - $3,440
Writer's Block Ink - $1,970  

Total FY2018 CAEF funds distributed: $772,121
# of eligible arts organizations: 132
2018 CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 25, 2018

Connecticut Arts Day celebrates Connecticut’s investment in and support of the arts and reaffirms the significant role the arts play in our state.  The day includes networking opportunities and a selection of workshops, performances, and interactive opportunities. The theme for 2018 will be Resiliency! 

Connecticut Arts Day 2018  will take place in the Hartford area. Stay tuned for more details!
Again, congratulations to all grant recipients!
We thank you for your interest in our programs and for your continuing support.
We look forward to seeing you on Connecticut Arts Day!

Sincerely,

Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Culture
& the Connecticut Office of the Arts staff:
Tamara Dimitri
Adriane Jefferson
Bonnie Koba
Rhonda F. Olisky
Lourdes "Lu" Rivera
Jane Schneider