Playhouse wins grant
HARTFORD — The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut – Bradley Playhouse was awarded a grant of $17,800 Nov. 30.
The COVID relief fund for the Arts, administrated by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), made the award.
The criteria were; Are performing arts centers, schools of the arts, or performing groups for whom grants will make a difference in terms of survival or rehiring; and
Have had to curtail operations for a period of time due to the pandemic and which have had limited ability to reopen due to pandemic restrictions or have had to pivot their service delivery due to pandemic restrictions.
Qualifying organizations will receive a base grant of $5,000. For organizations that have raised funds between March 10 and Nov 1, 2020, the program will offer a supplemental match of up to 50 percent of contributed income during that period. The program uses federal CARES Act funding from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Another 153 nonprofit art organizations also received grants.


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