Connecticut Humanities (CTH),the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded Consonare Choral Community a $6,000 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG).
Consonare Choral Community was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities. The CTCFOSG are part of $30.7M of support allocated to arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. The CTCFOSG will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.
Performing arts organizations have been significantly impacted by the pandemic with the cancellation of in-person performances which had been one of our main sources of revenue. 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. “We’re extraordinarily grateful to Connecticut Humanities and the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts for this support,” says Consonare’s Artistic Director, Sarah Kaufold. She adds, “We believe that our commitment to presenting diverse and equitable choral music is important to better serving our community and this funding will support our efforts to build community through choral music within a new virtual space and further diversify our audience in the process.”
The CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.