Make a Difference
Here is what your gift makes possible
free community performances and open houses to ensure the arts are accessible to all
classroom visits from arts educators that bring the arts to life & reinforce curriculum
get an arts education, career-skills training and a weekly stipend through our Neighborhood Studios apprenticeship program.
performances, exhibitions and showcases bring people together and help make Greater Hartford a vibrant community.
Making a difference at Charter Oak Cultural Center"This class [Shared Ability Dance] focused on using structured and unstructured movement to enhance students’ quality of life, as well as to provide students with less or severely limited mobility the opportunity to move in ways they do not regularly get to move. Students with disabilities enjoyed in a new way the simple movements that are part of everyday living." - Charter Oak Cultural Center
Making a difference at Hartford Artisans Weaving Center"Social isolation and loneliness are common issues for physically disabled persons and seniors. The Weaving Center's artisan program provides people with consistent opportunities to learn in a group, socialize over lunch, and work through creative and personal challenges in a supportive community. In addition to the social benefit of the close-knit community, artisans express how working through a creative challenge and physically creating a brand new textile boosts their sense of personal accomplishment." - Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
Making a difference at Nourish My Soul"Thank you to @letsgoarts for supporting our Jr. Chef Boot Camp to allow children of the military have a week of culinary arts, and resilience training while forming close knit community of support." - Nourish My Soul
Making a difference at EasterSeals"Thanks to a 2017 Arts + Wellness Grant, EasterSeals Camp Hemlocks’ was able to start an Arts Enrichment program, which included both dance and movement classes, as well as a visual arts programs. One of the most moving moments from the program was in the zentangle class, where participants were drawing designs in a circular pattern with beams of light radiating outward. One of the participants, Maureen, is blind and had an aide draw for her. She told the aide what to do and what colors to use. Incredibly, Maureen’s piece was the most colorful and looked much like the iris of an eye." - EasterSeals Camp Hemlocks’
Making a difference at Farmington Valley Arts Center"The great thing about the Arts Council funding is that it has allowed us to develop this program [Accessible Art for All]. We initially had the idea to develop the program, but as a small community arts center, we just didn’t have the money to do it. So it just made all the difference and really helped us bring it to fruition." Watch the video.
Making a difference at the Judy Dworin Performance Project"Organizational funding is among the hardest to find and the hardest to get, and the fact that GHAC makes it a priority and says "we understand that none of this would happen if the nuts and bolts of this organizational structure weren't supported" is what really allows the work to be what it is." Watch the video.