Benefiting Arts Education
About the Beneficiaries
The After School Arts Program - afterschoolartsprogram.org - is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing artistic opportunities for children, adults, and members of the general public through educational workshops, events, and field trips with professional artists and arts organizations. ASAP recognizes the arts as an integral part of a healthy society and supports, nurtures, and promotes relationships between artists and community. Now entering its tenth year of activity ASAP is proud to offer more than one hundred workshops and events in the literary, performing, visual, and culinary arts for ages K - adult. The ASAP Summer Grant Program, founded by Bill Risley, gives high-school students the opportunity to participate in summer educational arts programs throughout the
. Over the past four years, thirty-two US students have received over $60,000 in scholarships to participate in programs and internships at highly regarded institutions. Connecticut
The Arts Fund for Region One - theartsfund.net - was created in 1992 by Susan Fellman, now deceased, and is run entirely by volunteers. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts related experiences for all students in Region One. The Arts Funds programs include 4th Grade Arts Day, artist residencies, professional development, and the summer scholarship program. To date the Arts Fund has granted more than $39,000 in scholarship assistance to Region One students pursuing interests in the arts.
The Battell Arts Foundation is the successor to Battell Stoeckel Associates, Inc. The current mission is dedicated to the enhancement of cultural life in northwest
Connecticut, and the enhancement of the relationship between the community at large and the programs offered in the summer on the premises of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in The organization's most recent efforts have centered on arts education, including scholarships for summer study in the various arts. The Foundation serves the students living in the Region 7 school district. Norfolk, CT.
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the arts and cultural resources of northwestern
. The Council considers that arts and culture are integral contributors to the quality of life in the region. The Council focuses on assisting artists and cultural organizations in their efforts to thrive, and on informing the public, and giving access to the arts across the region. Connecticut
The 24-town region served by the Arts Council includes the following municipalities: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village/Canaan, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plymouth, Salisbury/Lakeville, Sharon, Roxbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted.