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Cultural Commission to Award Arts Grants

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will be awarding two or more project grants with a total of $2500 in two categories, individual artists and groups that bring the arts to Newtown. Individual artists must be a resident of Newtown. Although any group or organization that is applying for the grant does not have to be registered as a 501C3 nonprofit, the group must be an established Newtown entity. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2023

The same application is used for organization grants and individual grants and is available for download at https://newtownartscommission.org/what-we-do/grants-scholarships/

The funds for the grants come from the proceeds of the 2022 Newtown Arts festival, a project of the Cultural Commission.

Past winners of the organization grants have included Flagpole Photographers, The Town Players, Stray Kats, Friends of Seniors and The Newtown Potters.

Individual grants have been won by Virginia Zimmerman, the artist who created the Welcome to Newtown mural on the railroad bridge support and Lindsay Fuori, who created the mural at the dog park.

Along with the monetary award, the winning arts group and individual artists are invited to show their accomplishments at the 2023 Newtown Arts Festival set this year for September 23-24 on the grounds of Fairfield Hills.

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