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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awards $583,000 in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven
New Haven, CT (Sept. 13, 2021) - Sixteen local artists and art projects including a Black film festival, neighborhood jazz workshops, youth podcasting and a platform for local hip-hop artists are receiving funding awards from a new pilot grant program aimed at promoting community healing and racial justice.
The Racial Equity and Creative Healing (REACH) through the Arts grants are supporting artists and organizations with projects that are underway or will take place over the next one to two years in multiple towns in Greater New Haven, including the Valley and Shoreline.
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is funding the program through its Stepping Forward initiative, a $26 million commitment to addressing the impact of COVID-19 and advancing racial equity. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, in partnership with The Foundation, is overseeing the grant application, selection and award process.
The REACH program’s purpose is to support community and neighborhood art projects that create cultural experiences centered on racial justice, collective healing and youth development. Continue Reading