Senator Haskell Cheers On Four Local Nonprofits Receiving Ct Humanities Grants


This week, CT Humanities announced the awarding of significant grants to cultural nonprofits across the state, including four grants awarded to nonprofits in Ridgefield and Westport. State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) cheered the grants, which will support several meaningful programs to advance arts, culture and education for local residents.

"Since 1995, the legislature has set aside funding to make grants like these possible. I'm proud of Connecticut's tradition of supporting arts and culture, and I want to thank CT Humanities for standing behind so many wonderful institutions in our community," said Sen. Haskell. "These grants will invest in a wide variety of programming, including filmmaking, book talks, plays and even walking tours. All of our lives are made more meaningful by the arts, and I'm grateful to represent a community with so many exciting cultural opportunities."

Organizations receiving grants from CT Humanities include:

  • The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, $4,999, for an independent filmmaker forum as part of the Best of RIFF Shorts Fest, "Are the Kids All Right? – Raising Resilient Children In Cinema"
  • UNA Southwestern Connecticut, Westport, $4,980, for "When the Stars are Scattered" Author/Illustrator Visits
  • Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, $14,750 for programs for upcoming production of "From the Mississippi Delta" in October 2022
  • Westport Museum for History & Culture, Westport, $4,074 for Saugatuck Stories: Walking Tour Exploring Diverse Experiences