Subject: Director's Desk: Post Your Events + "Spotlight" Today +Our Appeal + "Good to Great 2.0" Grants + NEA 2023 Grants Now Open

View this email online if it doesn't display correctly
Mon. Dec. 19, 2022
You can now contact us at our regular emails:

Please post all your events by Noon Today for E-Buzz, WPKN broadcast, Hamlet Hub, and Social Media consideration for the two weeks covering: Wed. Dec. 21 - Tues. Jan. 3
Hear Music Directors Jonathan Yates (Norwalk Symphony) and Stuart Malina (Greenwich Symphony) together with executive directors Russell Jones (Orchestra Lumos) and Mark Halstead (Greater Bridgeport Symphony) talk about the changes afoot at their orchestras and how they are tackling the challenges created by COVID and its aftermath.  Tune in to, or 89.5FM today at noon.
Please remember us in your end-of-year giving! Help us to continue to celebrate you and your contributions to our communities. Our end-of-year appeal helps us continue to thrive. Remember: we are stronger together! 
The Good to Great 2.0 program awards grants to eligible organizations that link art, history and tourism in ways that enable cultural and historical sites to enhance the visitor experience. These grants are intended for capital projects that not only look beyond basic facilities repair, rehabilitation, or expansion but also towards new means of sharing and telling the stories of our cultural and historic sites in engaging, meaningful, and relevant ways.
Submit your Letter of Interest by February 3!
Good to Great 2.0 is a program of the Department of Economic and Community Development in partnership with Connecticut Humanities. For more information, visit our website.

Challenge America
Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines to reach historically underserved groups/communities that have rich and dynamic cultural identities. Challenge America may be a good entry point for organizations that are new to applying for federal funding. The category features an abbreviated application, a robust structure of technical assistance, and grants for a set amount of $10,000. 

Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2023 for projects taking place beginning in 2024. 

Sign up for a guidelines webinar on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET. (An archive of the webinar will be available.)
Grants for Arts Projects

Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grant program for organizations, providing expansive funding opportunities for communities across the nation in a wide range of artistic disciplines. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.

This grants program also welcomes projects that engage with individuals whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, race or ethnicity, economics, or disability. 

We encourage projects that address any of the following:
  • Elevate artists as integral and essential to a healthy and vibrant society
  • Celebrate the nation’s creativity and/or cultural heritage
  • Facilitate cross-sector collaborations that center the arts at the intersection of other disciplines, sectors, and industries
  • Contribute to healthy and thriving local, regional, state-wide, and national arts ecosystems and arts infrastructures
  • Invest in organizational capacity-building and leadership development for arts organizations, arts workers, and artists
  • Build arts organizations’ capacity to serve a broad public through digital or emergent technology and/or support tech-centered creative practices across all artistic disciplines and forms
In recognition of the United States of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026, we also welcome arts projects that educate and engage communities in dialogue about the past, present, and future of our nation.

Cost share/matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. Designated local arts agencies that are eligible to subgrant may request from $30,000 to $150,000 for subgranting projects. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. 

Application Deadlines: February 9 and July 6, 2023 for projects taking place beginning in 2024. 
Sign up for a guidelines webinar on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET. (An archive of the webinar will be available.) Additional discipline-specific webinars will also be available; visit for more details and to register.
Register for the Grants for Arts Projects Webinar
JAN. 12, 2023
The Connecticut Office of the Arts will provide general operating support grants funded by the CT General Assembly to support Connecticut's theaters and performing groups as they pursue their mission. 
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Funding Period:
July 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
Funds may be applied retroactively towards eligible general operating expenses. 
The General Operating Support for Theaters and Performing Groups Grant Program provides funding for Connecticut based theaters and performing groups whose primary purpose is to present the performing arts to the general public

See previous award winners here.
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.