Shoreline Arts Alliance Receives $20,000 from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation for a Second Year
Guilford, CT – November 23, 2021 – For the second year in a row, Shoreline Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation to help fund Reopening CT Arts Venues: Science-Based Safety. In response to the pandemic, Shoreline Arts Alliance’s Executive Director, Eric Dillner, created the Reopening CT Arts Venues Task Force to determine how best to guide arts organizations and venues through the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Yale School of Public Health, Shoreline Arts Alliance, developed “Reopening CT Arts Venues: Science-Based Safety”. This program began in May, 2020 and continues to offer science-based guidance about safe reopening protocols to increase both employee and consumer confidence through webinars and personalized site visits and consultations. Additionally, Shoreline Arts Alliance secured a donor who was willing to provide these organizations and venues with disposable masks and gloves. The generosity of The Rossi Foundation has allowed Shoreline Arts Alliance to hold two mass distribution events. Additionally, funding from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation has allowed Shoreline Arts Alliance to deliver mask and glove shipments to larger venues across the state of Connecticut. This year’s grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation will allow Shoreline Arts Alliance to continue to provide science-based information to artists, arts organizations and arts venues, allowing rehearsals, performances and exhibits to continue in a safe manner while enriching the lives of all through art.