Jan Hochadel

State Senator

Jan Hochadel

Deputy Majority Leader


November 30, 2023

Senator Hochadel Welcomes
$46,627 to District Arts Organizations Through DECD Supporting Arts Grants


Today, State Senator Jan Hochadel (D-Meriden) welcomed the announcement that local arts organizations in her district will receive $46,627 through the state Department of Economic & Community Development’s Office of the Arts as it releases its latest Supporting Arts grants. Of the 232 grants awarded statewide, ten were in the 13th Senate District.

“The arts foster creativity and innovation by encouraging individuals to think outside the box,” said Sen. Hochadel. “Receiving these funds toward arts organizations in our district will continue to allow our community to explore new ideas, take risks, and engage with critical thinking skills. I am thankful to the Department of Economic Community Development for investing in our community.”

The Supporting Arts grant program provides general operating support to Connecticut arts organizations and municipal arts departments; organizations receiving funds can use them where they are most needed. The program utilizes state and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Organizations receiving funds include:


·       Cheshire, Town of (Municipal Arts Dept.) / Artsplace: $5,449

·       Partnerships in Learning and Creative Exploration Inc.: $2,956


·       Almira Stephan Memorial Playhouse / Castle Craig Players: $3,795

·       Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc.: $5,195

·       Our House Meriden, Inc.: $4,077


·       ARTFARM: $5,336

·       Artists for World Peace: $3,758

·       Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center: $5,204

·       Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet Inc.: $4,601

·       Oddfellows Playhouse: $6,256