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15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving.

Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays and music theater works ($55,000); New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas for performances, classes and outreach ($40,000); New Haven‘s Yale University for the art exhibit “Being Roman: Identities in the Provinces” ($35.000); New Haven’s Yale University for the Yale Repertory Theatre production of “These Paper Bullets” ($30,000).

Also: Middletown’s Wesleyan University for its dance presenting series ($30,000); Hartford’s Capitol Region Education Council for the Center for Creative Youth, a summer arts residency for high school students at Wesleyan University ($30,000); Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art for Matrix, an exhibition series of under-represented artists ($25,000); Hartford’s Real Art Ways for the exhibit of emerging artists “Step Up” ($20,000); Middletown’s Wesleyan University for the publication and distribution of books of poetry ($20,000); Ridgefield’s Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for the exhibit “Jack Whitten’s: Time’s Dilemma” ($20,000); Hartford Stage, to support the now-postponed new musical “Love and Other Fables” ($15,000); Hartford’s Artists Collective for the presentation of Giwayen Mata, a dance, percussion and vocal ensemble ($10,000).

Also: Hartford’s HartBeat Ensemble for the development and premiere of the music-theater work “Gross Domestic Product” ($10,000), Hartford’s Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association for feasibility stuidy and architect plans for an elevator ($10,000); New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre for development of a new musical, “Table” ($10,000).

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