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.