The Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards Program gives away $70,000 to local non-profit organizations with each Ion Bank customer eligible to vote for their favorite non-profit organization. AFLCT is not only a customer of Ion Bank but also a recipient of program grant funds, and we are grateful for their support and the work they do
CT Cultural Fund awards $45,000 to AFLCT
On December 22, 2021, AFLCT was one of 624 cultural organizations across the state selected to receive an operating support grant through the CT Humanities CT Cultural Fund! We would like to thank our legislators, including State Representative Josh Elliott and State Senator Martin Looney, for helping make this generous funding available. A full press
AFLCT receives American Rescue Plan Grant from City of Bridgeport!
Last month, Arts for Learning Connecticut received a grant through the City Of Bridgeport’s American Rescue Plan Youth and Education Grant program to support Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools at Harding High School for the next three years! The grant was made possible by the city receiving over $110 million in funding through the federal
AFLCT Teaching Artists in the news!
We’re proud to share some exciting news and engagements for a number of AFLCT’s Teaching Artists. First, Khaiim Kelly, (AKA Self Suffice the RapOet), has been named Hartford’s first-ever troubador! According to city commissioner of cultural affairs Richard Hollant, “On top of having tremendous talent, with a lyrical spirit that’s so far advanced and sophisticated,
New Haven State Street Mural is complete!
Led by Arts for Learning Connecticut’s very own Alex Novak Foster, Education Manager, a team of local artists and community volunteers have completed the New Haven State Street underpass mural. Conceived of by Alex and local artist Anika Steward, this project was a result of collaboration between the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op, the Upper State Street
5 weeks of summer arts learning: New Britain’s Summer Learning Experiences and first-ever Level Up!
This summer, Arts for Learning Connecticut continued it’s partnership with the Consolidated School District of New Britain for an expansive Summer Learning Experiences session—and it was a huge success! We enrolled 10 Teaching Artists from across the creative spectrum—dancers, spoken word poets, photographers and visual artists, theatre-makers, storytellers and designers!—for five weeks of daily arts
AFLCT earns significant grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
On July 15, 2021, Arts for Learning Connecticut was awarded a $60,000 “Responsive General Operating Support Grant” from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support the non-profit for the next two years. The mission of Arts for Learning Connecticut, the state’s leading provider of arts in education programming, is to inspire young people