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6/10/2013 - The Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council is Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2013 Mayor's Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant Program

Bridgeport, Conn., June 6, 2013-The Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Spring 2013 Round of the Mayor's Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant Program. Funded by the City of Bridgeport and administered by the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council (BACC), the Program "underscores and furthers Bridgeport's vibrant artistic and cultural environment and provides artists and cultural institutions with an opportunity to achieve their creative initiatives," shares Marianne Brunson Frisch, BACC Executive Director.


The Program enriches the quality of life in the City by funding arts and heritage projects and programs, and underserved individuals and organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Individual artists, artisans, craft makers and musicians who are residing or creating works at a studio within the City of Bridgeport may apply for a grant up to $250. Bridgeport organizations with an evidenced visual and/or performing arts or heritage mission and non-profit educational, faith-based or social service organizations offering arts and/or heritage programming may apply for a grant ranging from $500 to $1,000. 


The deadline to apply is Tuesday July 2nd at 3pm.

Complete guidelines and application materials are attached below and can also be found online at and or at the BACC visitor center at the Arcade, 1001-12 Main Street, Bridgeport, Tuesday through Thursday, 11am to 3pm.


For those interested in learning more, The Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council will be hosting a public information session on the grants Tuesday, June 11, 11am-1pm. 


The Mayor's Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant is a highly competitive program, and funding-available twice each year in spring and autumn-is limited. The Fall 2012 funding round supported the following artists and organizations: 



Lana Andrade

Kevin Conklin

Robert Foley

Herm Freeman

Peter Konsterlie

Julia-Rose Liptak

Brec Morgan



GBAPP-Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program

Read's Ground Floor Gallery


For Immediate Release

Contact: Marianne Brunson Frisch

Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council

Telephone: (203) 522-4154


Questions should be directed to: 

Marianne Frisch at or (203) 522-4154.





Mayor's Grant Individual Application-Spring 2013

 Mayor's Grant Organization Application-Spring 2013



The Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council, a non-profit organization, was founded to advocate for cultural and arts organizations by promoting participation of the community in arts and cultural activities in Bridgeport. In addition, the BACC provides exhibition opportunities and promotion for area artists and artisans. Exhibitions and events at the BACC are sponsored by private and public funding partners. To become a member, to make a donation, or to learn more about the BACC call 203.522.4154 or email