The Brookfield Craft Center has received several new grants recently.
The state Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts is providing a matching $5,000 grant. The Supporting Arts in Place program funding will go toward educational programming. State representative Stephen Harding says the Center has done an incredible job of growing and spotlighting programs and that this grant will be helpful in expanding their critical efforts.
Brookfield Craft Center was awarded a two-year $50,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to support programs in the newly established Digital Arts Studio. The Center for Modern Craftmanship is part of their strategic plan focusing on establishing a technology-driven studio and learning center. Board President Monica McInerney says artists are increasingly combining traditional and modern techniques to create their art including 3D printing, digital photography, editing, design, and more.