We are eager to know you, to know where you are, what are you doing and planning to do. But, first, we must tell you who are we: we are Epoch Arts. An "arts for youth" non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people learn to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate by experiencing, hands-on, the arts. And no experience needed please. Whether it's in a class, rehearsals, or in performance, learn valuable principles, techniques, and skills that help you grow as people, and as artists. We address complex issues and social tensions that young people face by creating original student and artist performances. Our aim isn't to create perfect artists but rather to use the arts as a medium to help you to understand and express feelings, work with others and to explore complex issues that you face in your daily life.
East Hampton received a $250,000 STEAP award to replace the roof of the Epoch Arts building and allow expansion of programming. Epoch Arts is a nonprofit organization that offers programs in film, music, theater, and art for youths in grades K-12. The building is on the historic registry and was a former brownfield site. It is now a model for development for other vacant factories and brownfield sites.
“It is through public/private partnerships like these that we will begin to see economic development, the support of our local youth, and the creation of East Hampton as one of the best places to live in Connecticut,” said Town Manager Michael Maniscalco. “We are all very appreciative of the support and look forward to the beginning of many partnerships to come.”
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grants to ten Connecticut towns engaged in capital improvement projects. Andover, Berlin, East Haddam, East Hampton, Fairfield, Lyme, Somers, and Suffield are working on upgrades that will harden infrastructure, revitalize public spaces, and create jobs.
“STEAP grants are an excellent example of how state and local government partnerships can make meaningful improvements that directly benefit residents,” said Governor Malloy. “As we work to rebuild roads, repair bridges, and strengthen business centers in towns across the state, we are making Connecticut more competitive and a better place to work and live.”
Epoch Arts is so grateful to our town and government for collaborating on such an important project. We would like to personally thank the Governor's office for awarding this grant to our town.This award means so much to us and we look forward to reaching out to even more youth and surrounding towns. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
Epoch Arts, who has been filling your community with the creative energy of theater, music, film & arts for the past seven years, is embarking on its biggest expansion project to date. This summer we had the opportunity to transform our beloved space into something much more beautiful and functional!We thank everyone who donated to this makeover. We love you!!!
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