Jorge Cabrera

State Senator

Jorge Cabrera

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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March 30, 2023

Sen. Cabrera Welcomes $74,795 in State Funding for Arts Grants in Beacon Falls, Hamden and Woodbridge

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) welcomed state grants recently awarded to local arts organizations in Beacon Falls, Hamden and Woodbridge. The total amount of $74,795 is from General Operation Support Grants (GOS), the Connecticut Arts Endowment and the Supporting Arts grant.

“Arts, culture and theater are integral parts of a community and I’m pleased to see these organizations receive grant funding to continue the excellent work they do,” said Sen. Cabrera. “These organizations not only entertain, but they also provide people of all ages with the opportunity to get involved in the arts, which can be very fulfilling for those creatively inclined, or people interested in trying something new in their community. I can’t wait to enjoy more of the great work these organizations produce.”

Per the state’s website, GOS grants provide general operating support grants to Connecticut-based theaters and performing groups whose primary purpose is to present the performing arts to the public. The grant funding is intended to support these local organizations in their pursuit to promote the arts in their communities. The state’s arts endowment, created by the General Assembly, aims to stimulate development of private sector funding and ensure the long-term stability of the state’s arts industry through funding to organizations, according to the state’s website. Similar to GOS grants, the state’s Supporting Arts grants provide general operating support for arts organizations and municipal arts departments through coverage of programmatic costs associated with their mission-related work, per the state’s website. For GOS recipients click here, Endowment Fund recipients click here and Supporting Arts, click here. The following organizations received grant funding to continue their pursuit to enrich their communities through the arts.

Beacon Falls ($2,929): Beacon Falls Youth Theater Company – $2,929; Hamden (57,694): Arts for Learning-$7,811, Best Video Film & Cultural Center – $20,068, Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop, The Hamden – $3,950, New Haven Oratorio Choir – $6,483
Nu Haven Kapelye, Inc.- $2,701, Whitney Players Theater Company – $15,627, Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective – $1,054; Woodbridge ($14,172): Amity Teen Center (10seldon) – $13,598, Palestine Museum US – $574