Stamford Arts & Culture Grant Winners Announced


STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons and the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Stamford Arts & Culture (SAC) Grant. The commission received 20 grant applications with over $235,000 in grant aid requested. All applicants were selected for funding due to their commitment to providing quality programs that are accessible, diverse, innovative, and add to Stamford’s artistic and cultural scene.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all how incredibly important the arts are for the health and vibrancy of a community,” said Mayor Caroline Simmons. “I look forward to seeing these programs in action and meeting the hard-working and creative people involved who help make Stamford a wonderful place to live.”

“I’m very excited to see that every year our applicant pool grows more diverse, and begins to represent what Stamford really is; a melting pot of cultures each with their own unique artistic flair,” said John Varamo, Program Manager of Arts & Culture. “I thank Mayor Simmons and the Arts & Culture Commission for their dedication to the artistic and cultural institutions of Stamford.”

This year’s winners are, in alphabetical order:

Avon Theatre Film Center: $5,000 Latino Foundation of Stamford: $4,000
Ballet School of Stamford: $7,000 Loft Artist Association: $5,500
The Stamford Partnership: $4,500 Lumina String Quartet: $4,000
Connecticut Ballet: $7,000 Stage Partners: $7,000
Ecuadorian Civic Committee: $4,000 Stamford Art Association: $5,500
En Vivo con Maricarmen: $5,500 Stamford Pride: $7,500
Highland Green Foundation: $4,000 Tallar de Marinera: $7,000
Editorial Letramía: $2,000 The Cultured Pearl Foundation: $7,500
Jewish Historical Society: $3,500 The RiseUP Group: $6,000
Josh & Tyler Stephens Memorial Fund: $7,500 Treetops Chamber Music Society: $4,000

An awards ceremony and reception will be hosted by Mayor Simmons on Wednesday, January 12th at 11am in the lobby of Stamford Government Center.

For over 20 years, the Stamford Arts & Culture Grant has provided dozens of Stamford-based arts and cultural organizations with funding to initiate special projects within the city. The grant highlights Mayor Caroline Simmons’ commitment to increasing the participation and accessibility of art throughout Stamford. This year, the city generously committed $108,000 in grant funding for projects by Stamford-based arts organizations or groups backed by a Stamford-based non-profit.

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