Arts funding information, including from state and local sources.
Since January 2006 the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) members have made connections between generous donors and recipients in the community. Though still homeless, the NCAC continues to solicit and distribute musical instruments, sound and stage equipment, fine art and supplies and much more on behalf of the town. Read Kendra Bobowick’s June 24, 2016 full article
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will distribute up to $1,000 in one or more project grants to individual artists residing in Newtown, and/or arts organizations based in Newtown, Connecticut.
Deadline: Complete applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked after June 15, 2013 and no later than July 1, 2013. Incomplete or late submissions will not be […]
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How to show your love of the arts
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”
–Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts […]
I would like to clarify any misunderstandings about the proposal to change the way the State funds arts organizations.
Let me be clear, the proposed budget does not eliminate funding for arts organizations.
Our goals in making these changes are simple – we want to create a system that demands accountability standards and sets performance benchmarks for organizations that receive state money. The current system of simply allocating an earmark does not do that. It does not ask the organization to disclose how that money is being spent, how much the funding provided by the state contributes to the entirety of that organization’s budget or how many people take part in a given exhibit or event. […]