FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
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NHSO RECIPIENT OF CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND TOURISM GRANT AWARD
New Haven, CT March 1, 2010 The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) announced today that the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCT) has awarded the NHSO a grant in the amount of $12,980.00 from the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund.
In 1988, the state established the Arts Endowment Fund in order to stimulate the development of private sector resources and assist in the long-term stabilization of Connecticut’s arts organizations. This year, 96 organizations, including the NHSO are sharing a total of $852,200 in interest earnings.
State grants are awarded through a competitive process. The grant award will go towards general operating expenses of the NHSO which support the NHSO’s mission to provide a symphony of the highest artistic standards, performing a broad range of repertoire to a wide and diverse audience; to provide quality educational experiences for all ages; to perform regularly in the Greater New Haven Region; and to serve as a leader in the cultural life of the area.
The CCT brings together tourism, historic preservation and the arts. Its mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the state. The not-for-profit cultural and tourism industry accounts for over $14 billion in economic activity and 170,000 jobs annually.