Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Zoom

    NEH Grants for Smaller Organizations

    Join CT Humanities and CLHO for a second webinar with the National Endowment for the Humanities for a deeper dive into specific grant lines. This webinar will be focused on introducing the NEH grant programs that are most accessible to smaller cultural organizations such as Preservation Assistance Grants, Climate Smart, Cultural and Community Resilience, and Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations.

    This program will be hosted via Zoom on September 26 at 1:00 p.m., and will be recorded and made publicly available.


      Tricia Brooks

      Senior Program Officer

      Division of Public Programs

      National Endowment for the Humanities

    When Tricia Brooks was seven, she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up.  Her answer: a Pilgrim.  The impact of visits to places like the Plimoth Patuxent Museum (known to her then as Plimoth Plantation), the Boston Children’s Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and the Jackson Homestead at her local hometown historical society, influenced more than that fanciful response.  A love for learning and for history was sparked by those early experiences. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and Master’s Degree in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a research focus on women’s political activism and the social settlement house movement. Influenced by her early experiences on school field trips, she spent the first twenty years of her career working to bring history to life for visitors of all ages at a variety of historic sites, including the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Curator’s Office of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Colonial Williamsburg.  She is also a contributing author to Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). She came to the NEH in 2013 as a Program Officer in the Division of Public Programs and was appointed Deputy Director of the Division in 2023.

      Adriana Cutler

      Senior Program Officer

      Division of Preservation & Access

      National Endowment for the Humanities

    Adriana Cutler, a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, came to NEH in 2010 from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she managed the center’s sole granting program and coordinated professional development opportunities for arts management and arts education professionals.  She holds a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park, in integration and presentation of music and the visual arts, a degree she designed, and a masters in arts management from George Mason University.  Her interests include cultural heritage, visual and performing arts, architecture and design, preservation and sustainability, systems design and technology, strategic planning, conference and event production, and working with historically excluded populations. Currently, she serves as the co-head of the agency’s HSI Working Group and is the NEH representative to the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.

    • Monday, October 02, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom

    The Art of Storytelling and History

    The Connecticut Storytelling Center (CSC) is interested in collaborating with CLHO members to bring history alive through storytelling.  We’d like members of CSC and CLHO to exchange ideas of ways that we can help each other do this.  Please join us for a Zoom meeting on October 2 at 10:00 a.m. to explore how we might support each other

    Director Ann Shapiro will give a brief of overview of what CSC does, and of what resources it has.  She will mention a few specific ideas that have been raised in preliminary discussions with CLHO. The great bulk of the meeting will be devoted to discussion – to asking questions and raising ideas about what we might do together. 


      Ann Shapiro

      Executive Director

      Connecticut Storytelling Center

    Ann Shapiro has served as executive director of the Connecticut Storytelling Center since 1999.  The Center offers many programs throughout the year, but has three major programs: school programs that reach 10,000 students annually, Tellabrations in approximately 30 sites in communities throughout the State annually, and the Annual Festival & Conference.  She is the recipient of the Barbara Reed Award for distinguished service to the Connecticut storytelling community; the Brother Blue Award, from Northeast Storytelling, in recognition of her extraordinary commitment and efforts to promote a broader understanding of the art of storytelling and the support of storytellers in the development of their art; the Elizabeth Mahaffey Arts Administrator award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network.

    Leading a double life, Ann has entertained and educated through music and storytelling since 1979.  She is the mother of two grown sons and Grannie Annie to three grandchildren.   

    • Tuesday, October 03, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Grant Writing 101 with CT Humanities

    New to grant writing or looking for a refresher? Join CT Humanities for “Grant Writing 101.” We’ll review the grant writing process and provide general grant writing tips to strengthen your applications to CT Humanities and other funders. This will be a live webinar via Zoom on October 3, 2023 that will be recorded and made publicly available.


      Lian Partridge

      Grants Manager, CT Humanities

      Becky Vitkauskas

      Grants Assistant, CT Humanities

      Scott Wands

      Deputy Director of Grants & Programs,

      CT Humanities

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