New Haven Wins 7 NEA Grants
by Christine Saari
New Haven Independent
May 17, 2011
The National Endowment for the Arts has just released information about the latest round of grants for not-for-profit arts organizations nationwide, with Connecticut receiving $1,279,000 in dedicated funding. Within Connecticut, 7 of the 16 arts grants awarded will serve to support New Haven organizations in the categories of Learning in the Arts and Artistic Excellence. Grants are being made to Artspace, Elm Shakespeare Company, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale University Art Gallery and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Artspace has received support for a group exhibition titled Library Science which will take place this fall. The exhibition will examine ways in which physical, intellectual, and emotional relationships to libraries have changed as libraries adapt to the digital world. Guest curator Rachel Gugelberger plans to address the ongoing debate among bibliophiles about the effect of technology, such as the digital archiving of millions of books, on the fate of the printed book. [READ MORE...]