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State awards nearly $400K to 114 arts nonprofits

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The state Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts has awarded $397,354 to 114 arts organizations through the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund.

Arts organizations are eligible to apply if they have generated a minimum of $15,000 in matching funds from private contributions for each of their two most recently completed fiscal years. Funds can be used for capital projects, operations, programs or to establish endowments.

In Fairfield County, recipients were:

Bridgeport: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony, $975; Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County Inc., $2,641.

Danbury: Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, $500.

Darien: Darien Arts Council, $500.

Fairfield: Fairfield County Chorale, $521; Fairfield Historical Society, $27,050; Fairfield Theatre Company, $4,730.

Greenwich: BackCountry Concerts Inc., $1,358; The Bruce Museum, $28,530; Greenwich Arts Council, $2,675; Greenwich Ballet Academy Inc., $878; Greenwich Choral Society, $950; Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, $1,143.

New Canaan: Silvermine Guild of Artists Inc., $2,868.

Norwalk: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, $4,804; Creative Connections, $1,285; Music Theatre of CT Inc., $1,118; Norwalk 2.0, $500; Norwalk Symphony Society Inc., $961; Norwalk Youth Symphony, $515.

Ridgefield: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Inc., $3,712; Ridgefield Chorale, $747; Ridgefield Playhouse, $3,506; Ridgefield Workshop for the Performing Arts, $1,431.

Sherman: Sherman Chamber Ensemble Inc., $500.

Stamford: The Ballet School of Stamford, $500; Curtain Call, $1,286; Intake Organization Inc., $555; Stamford Center for the Arts, $2,787.

Weston: Music on the Hill Inc., $695.

Westport: Friends of the Levitt Pavilion Inc., $1,931; Music for Youth Inc., $687; Westport Arts Center, $2,837; Westport Country Playhouse, $5,709.

Wilton: Weir Farm Art Center Inc., $975.

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