The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to offer its first scholarship award for 2013. Eligible students must be a graduating senior, a Newtown resident, and pursuing higher education in an arts-related field of study. UPDATE: The application deadline is April 12, 2013. Please see the attached form for additional information.
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.
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission congratulate NMS eighth-graders for their bone-chilling scarecrow display this year. During the last week of October, passersby on Queen Street, Newtown were treated to the imaginative student creations in the Annual Scarecrow Competition. From creepy traditional to TV/movie characters to teen-fantasies-come-true (“Who Killed Hanna Montana”), there was something for everyone in this tableau. The annual event is a fundraiser, charging voters $1 per vote to raise money for the favorite charities of the top 3 winning teams. Over $1,000 was raised and donated to local charities Canine Advocates, FAITH Food Pantry and World Wildlife Fund.
First place winner went to the enormous fish created by Hannah Fitzgerald and Jesse Sailer out of several hundred donated CD’s. Continue reading