Grants

Category Creation of New Work

2018 $15,000

West Hartford Art League

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2018

To commission a mural installation designed by Ed Johnetta Miller.

2017 $15,000

Cuatro Puntos

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2017

To commission a musical composition by David Macbride.

2016 $15,000

Real Art Ways

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2016

To commission a contemporary Paper Sculpture exhibition by Hong Hong.

2015 $15,000

TheaterWorks

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2015

To commission the play, Raging Skillet, by Jacques Lamarre.

2014 $15,000

Real Art Ways

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2014

To commission the film, Hasta Manana, by Pedro Bermudez.

2013 $15,000

Charter Oak Cultural Center

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2013

To commission two musical compositions by Michael Gatonska and Scott Comanzo for the 2014 Hartford New Music Festival.

2012 $15,000

Vernon Community Arts Center

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2012

To commission artist Barbara Hocker to create a photo-based, multi-media installation entitled River/Sea.

2011 $15,000

Windsor Art Center

Amount
$15,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2011

To commission composer Katherine Swanson to create The River, a multi-media presentation of music, dance and photography inspired by the Farmington River.

2008 $17,500

Charter Oak Cultural Center

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2008

To commission visual artists Carlos Hernandez Chavez and Marela Zacarias to create two murals titled The Mural as Mirror: Reflections on the Immigrant Experience.

Real Art Ways

Amount
$5,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2008

To commission Hirokazu Fukawa’s sculpture exhibition, A Thought at the Edge of the Continent: Manchuria to Siberia 1942 -1947.

2007 $12,500

Real Art Ways

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2007

To commission A Thought at the Edge of the Continent: Manchuria to Siberia 1942 -1947 by Hirokazu Fukawa, a series of sculptures/site installations inspired by artist’s ongoing exploration of suicide bombings in current and past political contexts.

2006 $25,000

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2006

To commission The Hartford Suite, a new work by jazz musician/composer Steve Davis to premier at the 2007 festival. The piece, comprised of multiple movements, commemorated various Hartford area landmarks, people, or events.

Trinity-On-Main

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2006

To commission No Mas Muertes, a work about illegal immigration, by composer David Macbride with spoken text drawn from Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway.

2005 $12,500

Wadsworth Atheneum

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2005

To commission a work by choreographers Adam Miller and Katie Stevenson-Nollet as part of the Wadsworth Atheneum’s initiative to present a full performance series in the museum’s theater.

2004 $25,000

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2004

o commission composer Michael Gatonska to create Wandering the Moon Nursery, a new work that premiered at a Masterworks Series concert in November, 2005.

New Britain Museum of American Art

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2004

To commission composer Ken Steen, e-cellist Jeffrey Krieger, and media artist Gene Gort to create a multimedia work entitled Reliquary of Labor which premiered at the opening of the newly expanded museum and performance space in 2006.

2003 $22,500

Hartford Art School – University of Hartford

Amount
$12,500
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2003

To commission photographer Christine Breslin to create a mixed media work entitled Beyond the Veil, a series of interviews, photographs and digital images exploring the challenges Hartford-area Muslim teenage girls face in maintaining their identity in the context of contemporary American mass culture.

Real Art Ways

Amount
$10,000
Category
Creation of New Work
Grants made in
2003

To commission musician Stephen Haynes to compose a new jazz piece in conjunction with Real Art Way’s 2005 exhibition, Faith.

Total: $235,000