Ceci Maher

State Senator

Ceci Maher

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together For Our Communities

May 7, 2024

May 7, 2024


Today, State Senator Ceci Maher (D-Wilton) welcomed $126,507 in local funding support through the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund grant program. The 23 grants across four towns represent support for local programs across the 26th Senate District and will support education and performances alike.

“Our community arts programs are a vital part of our towns and cities, providing opportunities for education leading to the development of careers and skills and for local entertainment which supports our local economies,” said Sen, Maher. “I’m so pleased that our communities will have this important funding.”

The 23 grants include:

  • ACT of Connecticut, Ridgefield, $20,879
  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, $9,276
  • Fairfield County Chorale, Westport, $527
  • JIB Productions Inc (Play With Your Food), Westport, $500
  • Levitt Pavilliion, Friends of Westport, $18,237
  • MOCA Westport Westport, $5,265,
  • Music For Youth, Inc., Westport, $500
  • Music on the Hill, Wilton, $5,185
  • New Canaan Society for the Arts (Carriage Barn Arts Center), New Canaan, $657
  • New England Dance Theater Inc., New Canaan, $1,947
  • Ridgefield Chorale, Ridgefield, $572
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, $571
  • Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Ridgefield, $35,377
  • Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Ridgefield, $1,691
  • Ridgefield Workshop For the Performing Arts (Ridgefield Theater Barn), Ridgefield, $947
  • Silvermine Guild of Artists (Silverine Arts Center), New Canaan, $2,204
  • Summer Theatre of New Canaan, New Canaan, $6,553
  • Suzuki Music School of Westport, Westport, $1,056
  • Thrown Stone Theatre Company, Ridgefield, $2,192
  • Town Players of New Canaan, Inc., New Canaan, $3,800
  • Weir Farm Arts Center, Wilton, $500
  • Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, Ridgefield, $852
  • Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, $7,219

Note: This release was corrected to fix minor identification errors.

Contact: Joe O’Leary | 508-479-4969 | Joe.OLeary@cga.ct.gov