Essex Winter Series was truly thankful to CT Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), for the vote of confidence in EWS by choosing it as a first-time grant recipient in 2022. And once again, we are equally humbled and pleased to receive a award for 2023 as well: An $8,000 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG).
As the world continues to open up with more in-person events, this funding is a boon for Essex Winter Series and other nonprofits. Our goal for 46 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 to continue its mission, 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 723 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling more than $8.5 million 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.
Support has been provided to Essex Winter Series from 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.
About Connecticut Humanities
CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.
About Connecticut Office of the Arts
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the COA is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.