The Greater Hartford Arts Council, in partnership with Travelers, has created the Travelers Arts Impact Grant Program to deepen and strengthen the company’s community investments in the arts and culture sector. Through this new program, the Arts Council will allocate grants provided by the Travelers Foundation to organizations in the city of Hartford that provide education related to the arts, develop multicultural understanding and enhance the community.
“The arts help to create vibrant communities, enhance academic success and form new cultural connections,” says Erin Haberman, Director of Community Relations at Travelers and Senior Program Officer for the Travelers Foundation. “The Arts Council has an extensive track record of supporting relevant nonprofits in the Hartford region, and this relationship will enable us to reach more people through the arts and make an even greater impact in the community.”
This new program is aimed at creating a culturally enriched community, which is a key focus for Travelers and the Arts Council. The first set of grants, which are by invitation only for the first year of this initiative, will be announced in March 2019. The Travelers Arts Impact Grant Program follows other recent corporate partnership expansions for the Arts Council, including the Summer in the City program with United Technologies, the Arts + Wellness Grant Program made possible by UnitedHealthcare and a summer event series sponsorship with Stanley Black & Decker. Additional corporate partnerships are being planned and will be announced in the coming months.
The Greater Hartford Arts Council helps to improve lives and transform communities through the arts. We inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts in their region, so that together, we can create a thriving, vibrant community that is united by art.