First Selectman Pat Llodra has announced that Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support HealingNewtown. Mrs Llodra made one of the first announcements about the grant on Friday, June 14, while a guest on CT Public Radio’s “The Colin McEnroe Show.”
HealingNewtown was developed shortly after 12/14 and has been managed by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission to provide a creative environment of arts, events, workshops, performances, and concerts. It has been run by volunteers.
“I want to express our appreciation to the National Endowment for the Arts, Governor Malloy, and our Congressional Delegation for their continued support to help Newtown’s Cultural Arts Commission (CAC) create a sustainable model for the future,” Mrs Llodra said this week. “The HealingNewtown art space has had a positive impact on our community and continues to provide programs that support resiliency and our path forward.
“The Connecticut Commission on Arts was instrumental in helping our CAC create this art space immediately after December 14 and continues to provide guidance. We are grateful for that expertise and commitment to our local arts effort,” she added.