Ceci Maher

State Senator

Ceci Maher

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together For Our Communities

November 29, 2023
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023                            Joe O’Leary 508-479-4969


Today, State Senator Ceci Maher (D-Wilton) welcomed the announcement that local arts organizations in her district will receive $170,305 through the state Department of Economic & Community Development’s Office of the Arts as it releases its latest Supporting Arts grants. Of 232 grants awarded statewide, 36 were in the 26th Senate District.

“It’s incredible to know three dozen organizations across our communities will receive valuable and vital support for their long-term operations, continuing education and cultural enrichment for countless people,” said Sen. Maher. “I’m so excited to see how these funds help further their goals in service to their mission.”

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:
New Canaan

  • New Canaan Society for the Arts, $6,631
  • New England Dance Theater, $2,854
  • Shakespeare on the Sound, $3,724
  • Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc., $4,601
  • Town Players of New Canaan, Inc., $4,409


  • ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of CT, $4,843
  • Camerata d’Amici, $2,897
  • The Ridgefield Chorale, $4,247
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists, $4,220
  • Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Inc., $4,152
  • Ridgefield Workshop for the Supporting Arts, $6,376
  • Thrown Stone Theater Company, $3,716
  • Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra Inc., $5,508
  • Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, $10,491


  • Connecticut Ballet, $4,690
  • Curtain Call, Inc., $2,356
  • INTEMPO Organization Inc., $3,481
  • New Paradigm Theater Company, $3,493
  • Orchestra Lumos, $4,523
  • Project Music, $3,697
  • Schubert Club of Fairfield County, $5,797
  • Stamford Chorale, $2,814
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center, $9,046
  • Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, $6,349
  • Ballet School of Stamford, $4,604
  • Stamford Art Association, Inc., $4,604
  • Stamford Municipal Arts Department, $4,457


  • Fairfield County Chorale, $4,457
  • Friends of the Levitt Pavillion, Inc., $6,470
  • MOCA Westport, $3,485
  • Music for Youth, Inc., $3,383
  • Suzuki Music School of Westport, Inc., $2,877
  • Westport Community Theatre, $5,792
  • Westport School of Music, $3,608


  • Music on the Hill, Inc., $3,762
  • Wilton Playshop, Inc., $7,613


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