Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded Essex Winter Series an $11,900 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG).
As the world opens up again to in-person events, this funding is a boon for Essex Winter Series and other nonprofits. Our goal for 45 years has been to bring the finest music to our community … not just a small sector, but the greater community. Susan Guernsey, President of the Essex Winter Series Board of Trustees, states that “This funding will help our organization successfully return to the ‘new normal,’ but more importantly, give EWS the freedom to explore how we can expand our enrichment to a wider audience.”
Essex Winter Series was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities. The CTCFOSG are part of $30.7M of support allocated to arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. The CTCFOSG will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.
This grant was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.