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Edward Meyer

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Representing Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison & North Branford

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March 6, 2012

Meyer Announces State Arts Grants for Guilford

GUILFORD—State Senator Ed Myer (D-Guilford) today announced that the state has awarded grants to two local nonprofit organizations that support the arts in Guilford.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development—through its Office of the Arts and State Historic Preservation Office—awarded The Shoreline Arts Alliance $4,899 and the Guilford Art Center, Inc. $1,016.

“The Arts Alliance gives us Shakespeare in the Park, and the Art Center gives us superb exhibitions,” Sen. Meyer said. “Local arts organizations are as much a part of the fabric of our society as any church or businesses or public park. Sustaining and growing them is a worthwhile investment in our communities and ourselves.”

Monday’s awards come on the heels of the more than $44,000 in state grants handed out by the state DECD to Guilford nonprofit organizations in December and January, grants which included $33,150 to The Shoreline Arts Alliance, $8,261 to the Guilford Art Center, and $2,956 to Chestnut Hill Concerts.

The grants, made possible through a combination of state and federal funding, are generally awarded under the following categories:

  • Basic Operational Support Grants for Historic Preservation to enhance and strengthen local historic preservation leadership.
  • Survey and Planning Grants for Historic Preservation to be used by Connecticut non-profit organizations and municipalities for a wide range of historic preservation planning activities, including surveys, nominations to the National and State Registers of Historic Places, pre-development studies, heritage tourism and other planning documents.
  • Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund—to stimulate the development of private sector funding and help stabilize arts institutions.
  • Arts Project Support—to fund established programs aimed at providing access through the creation of artistic works and/or targeted outreach.
  • Creative Placemaking Pilot Program—to support new cross-sector collaborative initiatives between municipalities, arts and culture organizations, and artists.
  • City Canvases—a one time initiative bringing mural-based public art into downtown spaces throughout the State of Connecticut.


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