TheaterWorks Hartford has $200,00 to devote as it likes, as a recipient of the 2021 Financial institution of The usa Community Builders grant.
Two of the theater’s leaders, Generating Inventive Director Rob Ruggiero and Generating Affiliate Taneisha Duggan receive a calendar year of management instruction in their area, and entry to “a community of peer companies across the U.S.,” in accordance to a TheaterWorks push launch.
The award, component of a countrywide application, is provided to two corporations in Hartford each and every year. This year’s other recipient is Interval Residence, which aids victims of domestic violence. Very last year’s recipients were Journey Property and Hartford Public Library. An additional Hartford-dependent theater, Hartford Stage, gained the award in 2007.
TheaterWorks Hartford has applied for the grant “a amount of periods,” claims its director of advertising and marketing and communications, Freddie McInerney, in an e mail.
“Its a wonderful program. Application is by invite only. This is the 1st time we have been awarded. In a yr like the previous, it allows TheaterWorks to refocus on the potential and alleviates some of the working day to day fiscal and operational stresses.
“The award is exclusive,” McInerney continues, “in acknowledging the position arts and cultural corporations play in developing healthy communities. For TheaterWorks it is specially significant for the reason that it acknowledges the effects our perform has in Hartford and CT at substantial — each in creating local community but also as an crucial economic driver.”
She describes the leadership and networking aspects of the prize as “an magnificent option,” introducing that “as a mid-sizing group, this guidance — each economic and the management teaching — will allow us to have interaction with greatest tactics on the nationwide level. Previous Builder winners are exceptionally enthusiastic about the coaching.”
The training contains a mix of workshops, leadership training and networking. “Perhaps most importantly,” McInerney suggests, “it generates the place to believe about all that is doable.”
Christopher Arnott can be reached at [email protected]