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Winners of the Outside The Box Program

The City of Hartford, Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Office (MECA) and Livable Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (LSNI) Divisions congratulate the following artist that have been selected to participate in the OUTSIDE THE BOX PROGRAM.  The artist will be painting City of Hartford utility boxes with original artwork selected by a jury on August 9th & 10th, 2014. 

Click here to view OUTSIDE THE BOX Program Winners in PDF format

Artist Name Location of Box Box Size Dimensions
Jeanne Manzelli Franklin Ave./Chester St. Small (side) 15"w x 32"l    (side) 20"w x 32”l (top) 20.25"w x 16.5"l
Alberto Colon Franklin Ave./Elliot St. Small (side) 15"w x 32"l    (side) 20"w x 32”l (top) 20.25"w x 16.5"l
Balam Soto Franklin Ave./Plymouth St. Small (side) 15"w x 32"l    (side) 20"w x 32”l (top) 20.25"w x 16.5"l
Dyshann Anderson Franklin Ave./ Benton St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Catherine Owens Franklin Ave./Brown St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Jill Friedman Franklin Ave./ Barker St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Tyrone Motley Franklin Ave./Preston St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Dooleyo Jackson Franklin Ave./South St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Claire Cronkhite Franklin Ave./Shultas St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Christina Blakemore Franklin Ave./Adelaide St. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Olivia Nguyen Franklin Ave./Maple Ave. Medium (side) 24"w x 51.5"l    (side) 23"w x 51.5”l (top) 24"w x 23"l
Natacha Poggio Franklin Ave./South St. Large (side) 27.5"w x 54"l    (side) 38"w x 54”l (top) 27"w x 38"l
Joe Sam Franklin Ave./Brown St. Large (side) 27.5"w x 54"l    (side) 38"w x 54”l (top) 27"w x 38"l
Victor Ortiz Franklin Ave./Bodwell St. Large (side) 27.5"w x 54"l    (side) 38"w x 54”l (top) 27"w x 38"l
Patrick Connolly Franklin Ave./Hanmer St. Large (side) 27.5"w x 54"l    (side) 38"w x 54”l (top) 27"w x 38"l
Christian Ayala Franklin Ave./Cromwell Large (side) 27.5"w x 54"l    (side) 38"w x 54”l (top) 27"w x 38"l

 

MECA Community Arts Grant 2014 - 2015

MECA Community Arts Grant 2014 – 2015 (application & guidelines)

Business Development Grant for Artists & The Creative Industry

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)

MECA OUTSIDE THE BOX Grant

Artists Take on City Utility Boxes. The City of Hartford invites Greater Hartford artists to make art of overlooked urban forms.

Read our MECA OUTSIDE THE BOX Application Guidelines, complete and return the MECA OUTSIDE THE BOX Application to apply.

MECA Business Development Grant

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.

Read our MECA Business Development Application Guidelines for more information, and complete and return the MECA Business Development Application to apply.

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