New Britain Commission on Arts Awards $38,000 to Local Arts Organizations

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The New Britain Commission on the Arts recently made awards totaling $38,380 to 16 New Britain arts organizations. Funding for these awards was made possible with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts.

“The City is proud to support these arts organizations, which help make New Britain a vibrant community,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “These grants will provide additional support to these organizations so that they can put on events and get the word out about their performances. We are extremely lucky to have so many talented musicians, theaters, engaging museums, and other cultural attractions.

“The recipients include the following: Art League of New Britain, $2,000 to enhance their programs for artists and partner organizations including figure drawing, exhibitions, and equipment and material for digital art, pottery and ceramics classes; Concora, $1,500 to support singer salaries for an October concert at New Britain’s South Church; Connecticut Theatre Company, $2,000 to continue their marketing initiative into 2017/2018 to increase awareness and attendance, to boost ticket sales and continue to improve production quality; Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $2,500 to support the fees of professional orchestra musicians for the 21st annual season of orchestral concerts, operas, and educational performances in New Britain; Greater New Britain Arts Alliance, $3,500 to assist with the social marketing of area arts, cultural and heritage events and programming; Hole in the Wall Theater, $2,000 to bolster their marketing strategy through paid advertising, especially to focus on an increased presence on local radio; Main Street Children’s Choir, $1,500 for the support of the Annual Youth Choir Festival to strengthen the singers musical skills, and have them experience a broad array of choral music, performed in a variety of venues; Music Series at South Church, $2,000 to support the production of their 2017-2018 season especially for artists’ fees and expenses; New Britain Chorale, $1,000 to help pay the fall concert director to work with the singers for a performance in New Britain; New Britain Industrial Museum, $2,500 to market the NBIM through maintenance of contact with current constituents and outreach to new audiences; New Britain Museum of American Art, $3,500to help execute a marketing campaign featuring the major exhibition Africa’s Hollywood and promoting the Museum, and New Britain as a cultural tourism destination; New Britain Symphony Society, $2,000 for the support of the Symphony’s annual “Young People’s Concert”; New Britain Youth Museum, $2,500 to expand the age range for programming exposing children to topics and activities such as space exploration, New Britain History, and American social and cultural history; New Britain Youth Theater, $2,500 to support five Little Kids on Stage, Kids on Stage, and NBYT Teen Company productions; Queen Anne Nzinga Center, $3,500 to support youth cultural arts programs helping participants develop self-esteem, self-awareness, responsibility, self-discipline, self-reliance, and confidence ; Trinity-On-Main Performance Center, $3,500 to increase outreach to audiences via local and regional newspapers, social media, radio spots, and billboards. For any further info contact: David Huck (860) 826-3302 or go dhuck@newbritainct.gov

ade awards totaling $38,380 to 16 New Britain arts organizations. Funding for these awards was made possible with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts.

“The City is proud to support these arts organizations, which help make New Britain a vibrant community,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “These grants will provide additional support to these organizations so that they can put on events and get the word out about their performances. We are extremely lucky to have so many talented musicians, theaters, engaging museums, and other cultural attractions.

“The recipients include the following: Art League of New Britain, $2,000 to enhance their programs for artists and partner organizations including figure drawing, exhibitions, and equipment and material for digital art, pottery and ceramics classes; Concora, $1,500 to support singer salaries for an October concert at New Britain’s South Church; Connecticut Theatre Company, $2,000 to continue their marketing initiative into 2017/2018 to increase awareness and attendance, to boost ticket sales and continue to improve production quality; Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $2,500 to support the fees of professional orchestra musicians for the 21st annual season of orchestral concerts, operas, and educational performances in New Britain; Greater New Britain Arts Alliance, $3,500 to assist with the social marketing of area arts, cultural and heritage events and programming; Hole in the Wall Theater, $2,000 to bolster their marketing strategy through paid advertising, especially to focus on an increased presence on local radio; Main Street Children’s Choir, $1,500 for the support of the Annual Youth Choir Festival to strengthen the singers musical skills, and have them experience a broad array of choral music, performed in a variety of venues; Music Series at South Church, $2,000 to support the production of their 2017-2018 season especially for artists’ fees and expenses; New Britain Chorale, $1,000 to help pay the fall concert director to work with the singers for a performance in New Britain; New Britain Industrial Museum, $2,500

to market the NBIM through maintenance of contact with current constituents and outreach to new audiences; New Britain Museum of American Art, $3,500to help execute a marketing campaign featuring the major exhibition Africa’s Hollywood and promoting the Museum, and New Britain as a cultural tourism destination; New Britain Symphony Society, $2,000 for the support of the Symphony’s annual “Young People’s Concert”; New Britain Youth Museum, $2,500 to expand the age range for programming exposing children to topics and activities such as space exploration, New Britain History, and American social and cultural history; New Britain Youth Theater, $2,500 to support five Little Kids on Stage, Kids on Stage, and NBYT Teen Company productions; Queen Anne Nzinga Center, $3,500 to support youth cultural arts programs helping participants develop self-esteem, self-awareness, responsibility, self-discipline, self-reliance, and confidence ; Trinity-On-Main Performance Center, $3,500 to increase outreach to audiences via local and regional newspapers, social media, radio spots, and billboards.

 

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