NCAC Announces Project Grants

GrantsThe Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will distribute up to $1,000 in one or more project grants to individual artists residing in Newtown, and/or arts organizations based in Newtown, Connecticut.

Deadline:  Complete applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked after June 15, 2013 and no later than July 1, 2013.  Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Announcements:  The NCAC will announce the grant recipient by letter, on our website, and in a press release on or before August 1, 2013. Winners of the grant will receive their award no later than August 31, 2013.

To apply, the applicant should complete the grant application available here:
NCAC Project Grant Application

Healing Newtown Through The Power Of The Arts

Healing Newtown

Healing Newtown Through The Power Of The Arts

Newtown and the Sandy Hook Community are deeply appreciative of the outpouring of love, support and generosity from our fellow citizens locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide.

To facilitate support and coordinate arts-focused efforts made on our behalf for today, tomorrow and into the future we have designated the HealingNewtown.org website to be managed by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, supported by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA).

As Newtown and the Sandy Hook Community work through the many stages of healing we invite you to visit this site often to learn how you can help and how to become part of our arts healing process. This arts action team will address all related inquiries, ideas, and fundraising.  An official arts healing fund has been established for this purpose.

For more information send Email info@HealingNewtown.org
Keep up-to-date at: http://www.healingnewtown.org
Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/healingnewtown

Statement by OPM Secretary Ben Barnes Clarifies Issues With Arts Funding

I would like to clarify any misunderstandings about the proposal to change the way the State funds arts organizations.

Let me be clear, the proposed budget does not eliminate funding for arts organizations.

Our goals in making these changes are simple – we want to create a system that demands accountability standards and sets performance benchmarks for organizations that receive state money. The current system of simply allocating an earmark does not do that. It does not ask the organization to disclose how that money is being spent, how much the funding provided by the state contributes to the entirety of that organization’s budget or how many people take part in a given exhibit or event. Continue reading