Grants

Category Creation of New Work

2017 $15,000

Real Art Ways

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

Funding to support an exhibition by sculptor, Hong Hong.

2016 $15,000

TheaterWorks

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

Funding to support Raging Skillet by Jacques Lamarre

2015 $15,000

Real Art Ways

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

Funding to support the film, Hasta Manana by Pedro Bermudez

2014 $15,000

Charter Oak Cultural Center

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

Creation of New Work Award to commission compositions by Michael Gatonska and Scott Comanzo for the 2014 Hartford New Music Festival

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 to be performed with The Generous Ensemble at 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 exhibit 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

To 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: $220,000