Six city arts groups have been awarded $119,000 in state funding to support their work in the community.
"Middletown has a vibrant arts community," state Rep. Matt Lesser, D-100th, said, in announcing the grants. "I am so pleased the state is investing in our thriving arts scene."
The state Department of Economic & Community Development awarded grants from its Connecticut Artist in Every Community program and Arts Leadership program funded by appropriations approved by the General Assembly and federal dollars received from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Investment Act.
The grants include:
School Readiness Council
Green Street Arts Center at Wesleyan University
Marc Pettersen, artist
Wesleyan University/Center for the Arts
Greater Middletown Chorale
DECD's Connecticut Artist in Every Community and Arts Leadership programs issues grants to promote teaching and learning through high quality arts engagement and arts integration.
The program provides opportunities for residents of all ages, in every community, to interact with practicing artists in ways that will advance Connecticut cities, towns and villages as meaningful communities in which to live, work, learn and play.