The Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts has awarded Consonare Choral Community a $5,700 General Operating Support Grant for Theaters and Performing Groups (FY22). Consonare Choral Community was one of 136 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded the General Operating Support Grant for Theaters and Performing Groups totaling up to $3M from the CT Office of the Arts (COA). This grant will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.
These funds will allow Consonare to not only survive during this challenging time, but thrive, by having a meaningful impact on the musicians with whom we work and the community with whom we connect. “Keeping the arts alive during the pandemic has been tremendously difficult, but more important than ever as each of us seeks to sustain our mental and physical health and to maintain connections with others in a time of social isolation,” says Dr. Mark Boyer, Consonare Board Member. He adds, “We are grateful to the CT Office of the Arts because grants such as these are vital to those efforts and Consonare has worked hard to make the arts stay alive in Connecticut.” This grant will help further that our commitment to presenting diverse and equitable choral music to better serving our community by supporting our efforts to build community through choral music within a new virtual space and further diversify our audience in the process.
The General Operating Support Grant for Theaters and Performing Groups was administered the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.