Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

The first Newtown Arts Festival had two goals: to create two days of a community of artists and to raise money for scholarships and project grants for Newtown residents. Since that time, as we enter our tenth year, we have gone from awarding two scholarships to graduating seniors who will be majoring in the arts to four scholarships.

Since the first Arts festival, we have gone from one grant to two grants. We now award one grant to an induvial artist and one to an arts organization or an established group that brings the arts to Newtown.

  • Our grants helped Flagpole Photographers expand the hanging space in the Newtown Municipal Center Art Gallery. And we financed an Artisan’s showcase in the Gallery.
  • Our project grants have resulted in major public art. We helped finance the train on the overpass coming into town by artist Virginia Zimmerman. Lindsay Fuiori received a grant to create a mural by the dog park.
  • Paula Brinkman was awarded a grant to create “windows” on some boarded up buildings in Fairfield Hills.

Scholarship recipients:

  • Must be residents of Newtown 
  • Plan on attending a two or four year college
  • Major in some field of the arts

Grant opportunities are available for local individuals/organizations who:

  • Bring art to the community (e.g. Friends of Seniors; Town Players)
  • Have a plan to share their project with the community
  • Can complete their project within one year from the date they receive the award.

From the Newtown Arts Festival to our project grants and scholarships, our goal has been to make the arts accessible wherever we can.

Cooper Agresta

Belmont University College of Performing Arts-

Music Technology and Sound Engineering

Taegan Smith

Ailey Fordham BFA Program

Dance and History

Matthew Calorossi

University of Connecticut

Music Education and Jazz Studies

Lindsay Fuiori

Lindsay was selected to paint mural at Park and Bark

 

Cooper Agresta

Belmont University College of Performing Arts-

Music Technology and Sound Engineering

Taegan Smith

Ailey Fordham BFA Program

Dance and History

Matthew Calorossi

University of Connecticut

Music Education and Jazz Studies

Lindsay Fuiori