Patricia Billie Miller


Patricia Billie Miller



March 30, 2023

Sen. Miller Welcomes $282,567 in State Funding for Arts Grants Throughout Stamford

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Patricia Billie Miller (D-Stamford) welcomed state grants recently awarded to local arts organizations throughout Stamford. The total amount of $282,567 is from General Operation Support grants (GOS), the Connecticut Arts Endowment and the Supporting Arts grants.


“These local arts organizations are an incredibly important part of our community, and I am elated to see them receive funding to assist in day-to-day operations,” said Sen. Miller. “Through these organizations, we don’t only gain a deeper appreciation for the arts and culture, we are also provided opportunities to get involved, be creative and contribute to Stamford’s rich cultural scene.”


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. For totals and the full list of recipients, see below. Since November 2022, the following organizations received grant funding to continue their pursuit to enrich their communities through the arts.


The following will receive funds: Stamford ($282,567): Avon Theatre Film Center – $56,920, Ballet School of Stamford – $11,120, Connecticut Ballet – $17,805, Curtain Call – $51,793, INTEMPO – $14,636, New Paradigm Theatre Company, Inc. – 9,466, Orchestra Lumos (formerly Stamford Symphony) – $77,650, Project Music – $2,050, Stamford Art Association – $2,920, Stamford Arts Commission – $2,189, Stamford Center for the Arts (The Palace Theatre) – $3,363, Stamford Museum & Nature Center – $20,092, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic – $11,563, La Tertulia De Stamford – $1,000