STAMFORD, CT – The Stamford Arts & Culture Commission is now accepting grant applications for artistic and cultural projects in Stamford. The Stamford Arts & Culture (SAC) Grant — formerly known as CAPP — has provided dozens of Stamford-based arts and cultural organizations with funding to initiate special projects within the city for over 20 years. The grant highlights the City of Stamford’s continued commitment to increasing the participation and accessibility of the arts throughout the region. This year, the city has committed $108,000 in grant funding for projects by nonprofit organizations and artists based in Stamford.
Last year, the city awarded grants to 14 organizations ranging from $3,300 to $10,800 to put on events and projects that bolster the arts in Stamford, including:
· “The Nutcracker” & “Ballet Under The Stars” performed by the Connecticut Ballet,
· “Cantos de Luz en tiempos de Pandemia: Una Vigilia” by En Vivo con Maricarmen,
· “Exhibition on Screen Film Series” at Avon Theatre Film Center,
· “Black Lives Matter Street Mural” supported by The Cultured Pearl Foundation,
· Numerous LGBTQ+ Pride Month cultural events by Stamford Pride,
· “Dance for All” classes provided by The Ballet School of Stamford,
· And free public performances by the First Presbyterian Church, The Connecticut Ballet,
La Tertulia de Stamford, Treetops Chamber Music Society, and Tallar de Marinera
“In these challenging and uncertain times, our City welcomes the opportunity for residents to gather together safely to celebrate the Arts,” said Mayor David Martin. “Stamford is fortunate to have a great number of organizations which provide accessible arts programs, and I am happy to support this grant. I applaud the work of John Varamo, the Program Manager of Arts & Culture, and the Chair of the Arts & Culture Commission Lynne Colatrella for their hard work and dedication to promoting the significance of art in our community.”
“As Stamford continues to grow, these events play an important role in in developing a vibrant arts culture community.” said Program Manager of Stamford Arts & Culture, John Varamo. “I applaud the city’s continued investment of the Arts & Culture grant and for understanding and appreciating the value the arts brings to Stamford.”
To submit an application and for more information on eligibility requirements, visit: https://www.stamfordct.gov/sacgrant. La aplicación también está disponible en español.
All applications are due before 11:59 pm on Monday, November 15, 2021