The City of Hartford is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 – 2015 Business Development Grant for Artists & The Creative Industry. This grant is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and created to support Hartford based individual artists and microenterprise businesses in the creative economy to increase their income and capacity to produce new work.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
Joshua Westbrook, (The Brother Crisp)
Marissa Blaszko (Kaleidoscope)
Maria Lino (The Latino Way Media)
Roger Castonguay (Photography)
Balam Soto (New Media Artist)
Adam Lenz (Composer)
Sean Taylor (Visual Jedi, LLC)
Lee Mixashawn Rozie (Musician)
Michael Anderson (Musician)
Keith Bolling Jr. (Designer)
Andy Hart (Photographer)
David J. Carrier (Santa Connection)
David Borawski (Artist)
Kyle Grimm (Composer)
Colby A. Russo (Designer)
Arts-centric business and individual artists play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy by enhancing a city's vitality, spending money locally, revitalizing neighborhoods, and employing Hartford residents. MECA's Business Development Grants for Artists and the Creative Industry are designed to foster these businesses and individuals within the City of Hartford to help reap those benefits.
Creative youth essay passed for 2014. Award ceremony to be held April 25th at City Hall.
The City of Hartford, Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) “Creative Youth Essay Award” supports creative energy among city youth, and encourages students in all disciplines (music, theatre, fine art, performing arts, literary, photography, etc.) to submit original essays on subjects exploring art, culture & its impact in their community.
Participation & Eligibility/Ineligibility:
Youth interested in participating will have to submit a one page essay elaborating on the following questions:
Entries will be evaluated on the basis of content and creativity. Please note that each of the questions must be answered. A panel of 4 judges comprising of MECA staff, representative of a Hartford Arts Organization & a member of the City of Hartford’s Commission on Cultural Affairs will be established to judge the entries.
Winners will be announced Friday, April 11, 2014. An award reception will be held recognizing all winners Friday, April 25, 2014 at City Hall Atrium, 550 Main St., Hartford, CT - 5pm to 6:30pm. Pizza & Refreshments will be served and we encourage all participants and their families to attend.
Please Mail or Hand Deliver Essays to:
c/o Andres Chaparro
If you have any questions, please contact the Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Office (MECA):
All entries must be received or postmarked no later than Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:00 P.M.
Marketing, Events, and Cultural Affairs Division
250 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103