The Bristol Press – The New Britain Museum of American Art awarded more than $ 170,000 to help recover lost revenue due to the pandemic


NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art has received $ 170,800 from CT Humanities.

The museum was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive this award. A total of $ 16 million received support from the CT Cultural Fund.

“This unprecedented funding will really have an impact as we strive to conserve pre-pandemic revenue,” said Dona Cassella, Interim Director and Chairman of the Board.

The museum said some areas of its income were stable or thriving, such as one-on-one support, foundation support and an endowment portfolio. Revenues earned in the areas of admission, program fees, museum shops and cafes revenue, fundraising event revenue, and facility rental were significantly lower than pre-Kickstarter levels. pandemic.

“The NBMAA continues to serve as a place of respite for so many people who rely on the museum for safe and empowering experiences during the lingering pandemic,” Cassella said. “We are truly grateful for the support from CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts. ”

The CT Cultural Fund provides financial support to organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and increase their capacity to serve their community and the public. The unlimited operational support available under this program will allow the AANB to maintain a balanced budget by replacing some revenue losses, investing in increased marketing to work towards self-sufficiency in these revenue areas and providing flexibility. to adapt in times of uncertainty.

The New Britain Museum of American Art is located at 56 Lexington Street.

You can reach Ciara Hooks at [email protected] or 860-893-4592

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 1:36 PM. Update: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:39 p.m.

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