Norwalk, Connecticut – Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit organization of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded The Norwalk Art Space an Operational Support Cultural Fund CTCFOSG grant in the amount of $10,800.
Norwalk Art Space will use this Operational Support Grant to help achieve its mission to advance opportunity and equality in the Connecticut arts community, and would like to thank the Fairfield County Cultural Alliance for serving as a financial sponsor through the grant process. Norwalk Art Space supports local artists, offers free high-quality art classes to high school students, and provides a welcoming and vibrant art hub for the community.
“We are very grateful for this funding, particularly as a new organization that only opened in June 2021, and we hope to reach even more area residents in 2022 with our free events and classes,” says Katie Sullivan, Exhibition and Events Director. Spring art classes for high school students begin January 24 and we offer an exciting variety of events including new art exhibitions every six weeks, open mic nights, artist talks, open drawing sessions and live music. This scholarship will help us continue to provide all of this for free to the public.”
Norwalk Art Space was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that received CT’s cultural support totaling $16 million from CT Humanities. CTCFOSG is part of $30.7 million in support for arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. CTCFOSG will help organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the general public.
This scholarship was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut Legislature.
About Norwalk Arts Space
Norwalk Art Space is a museum and art center. We hope to increase opportunity and promote equality in the Connecticut arts community by offering free art education and mentorship to underserved high school students, nurturing and promoting local artists through our Artist in Residence program and Korry Fellow Galleries, and providing an exciting place for the public to explore art and music. Our beautiful building, ADK House, is named in honor of our founder, Alexandra D. Korry, whose vision inspires everything we do. Norwalk Artspace is free for everyone