OUR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
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OUR GRANT RECIPIENTS
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven with support from the National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that the following 38 local nonprofit organizations received grants ranging from $3,000-$15,000.
This is a total of $255,000 in vital support to nonprofit arts organizations across 15 towns in Greater New Haven. These grants will be used for operations and financial recovery, to boost staffing levels, and create future sustainability.
We are thrilled that every organization that applied secured funding.
MEET THE 2021-2022 RECIPIENTS OF THE
This fund relaunched in July 2021 with a new focus on economic and racial justice. Selected artists received a $10,000 cash award to support their lives and careers, from childcare to paying off debt, purchasing equipment to hiring collaborators, producing new work to saving for the future. No strings attached.
Dymin Ellis, Ro Godwynn, Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez, Ashley LaRue, Lauren “Sun Queen” Pittman, Clifford Schloss, Puma Simone, Vanesa Suarez, VerG, Tia Lynn Waters, Briana Williams, and Tonija Monet Young-Spencer.
Read more about them here.
Matthew Abraham, Anika Stewart, Hanan Hameen, and Thabisa Rich.
Read more about them here.
ARTS ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
This fund, supported by the Avangrid Foundation, helps to advance the careers of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders working in the arts industry. Eligible arts administrators, which we define very broadly, can request funding up to $2,500 for professional development activities.
This opportunity will reopen once more dollars are raised!
Arts Admins Supported in 2021
#ThaTeam Podcast | Aaron Rogers | Ashleigh Huckabey | Emalie Mayo | Emmanuel Sorrells | IfeMichelle Gardin | Lauren Pittman | Salwa Abdussabur | Zaneta E Nicholson
The Arts Council teamed up with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for a new project-based grant opportunity that launched in 2021. The goal for the initial year was to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with cultural experiences that center racial justice, collective healing, and youth development. A Community Advisory Team helped support every step of this process, including the grantmaking decisions.
In 2021 the Advisory Team chose to support seventeen local artists and art projects including a Black film festival, neighborhood jazz workshops, youth podcasting and a platform for local hip-hop artists are receiving funding awards from a new pilot grant program aimed at promoting community healing and racial justice.
2022 application will open in February!
|2021 Racial Equity and Creative Healing (REACH) Arts Grant Awards
|Amplify the Arts Festival
Applicant/Artist: Karimah Mickens
Two-day Hamden festival with schedule of performances + artists booths showcasing local artists.
|Bars On I-95
Applicant/Artist: Bars on I-95
A platform to introduce local artists to the Hip Hop Industry and help local artists showcase their talent plus grow and maintain their fan base.
Applicant: Black Haven
Organize the second Black Haven Film Festival in September 2021 with goal of sustaining as an ongoing annual event.
|Black Obsidian Men's Group
Applicant: Eric Rey
Retreat series for folks who identify as men and as Black.
Applicant: Junta for Progressive Action
A free, culturally explorative dance class hosted by Junta for Progressive Action.
|The Community Connection Project
Applicant: The Perfect Blend
A weekly series of Saturday workshops festival focusing on the history of jazz and a holiday lights contest engaging the youth of Newhallville to decorate the neighborhood with festive decor.
|Global Youth Media Initiative
Applicant: Global Youth Media Initiative
Music and news broadcasting training, mentorship and technical instruction for High school students and young adults.
|3 Little Kids (3LK)
Applicant: Ice the Beef
Professional filmmakers will mentor youth actors in the production of a film.
|Little Free "Hope & Healing" Lending Libraries
Applicant: Lauren Anderson
Three new free lending libraries in public spaces across the City of New Haven stocked with BIPOC authors. Sites will host a series of readings, activities and book clubs.
|New Haven Chinatown
Applicant: Yale-China Association
Regular arts & cultural programming for Chinese families and the production of a mural.
|New Haven Pride Center
Applicant: New Haven Pride Center
Expanded racial justice and advocacy programming.
|One Village Healing
Applicant: One Village Healing
Wellness and resilience for BIPOC residents in the region.
|Orchid Blossom Mural Women's Shelter
Applicant: Kwadwo Adae
A three-story mural of lavender orchid blossoms on the side of the Hillside Family Shelter. Children in the community will be engaged to work collaboratively to paint the bottom.
|Places to Go
Applicant: Jisu Sheen
A QPOC artist collective creating an open-source, an alternative interactive web platform working with art and mental health. Providing a platform for youth to express their own ideas about mental health and create building blocks for further iterations of Places to Go.
|Playmaking New Haven
Applicant: Emalie Mayo
Playmaking workshops, performance opportunities and mentorship for young artists.
|Pod in New Haven
Applicant: #ThaTeam Podcast
New Haven high school students will receive training and guidance on the art of podcasting with the goal of hosting bi-weekly podcasts.
NEW HAVEN CULTURAL FUND
A partnership between the City of New Haven's Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism and the Arts Council of GNHV with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.
This fund supported community-based arts and cultural initiatives that have and will continue to take place within the City of New Haven through September 2022.
PROJECTS SUPPORTED IN 2021-22