The Mitch Siegel Emerging Artist Award

Started by Waterbury Activities and Cultural Center (WACC) in 2001 to celebrate an honored leader of the group, Mitch Siegel, this grant is offered to a graduating senior from Harwood Union High School who is pursuing the arts beyond high school.  Students practicing visual, music, theater, dance, literary, industrial arts who are committed to continue their practice may apply. The 2021 Mitch Siegel Award submission deadline is April 30, 2021 at midnight.  Please send a letter of interest to to receive an application.  

The Janet DiBlasi Arts-In-Curriculum Award

This grant is open to teachers who are interested in incorporating art into their curriculums as a means to enrich their classrooms through a direct hands-on arts experience at Thatcher Brook Primary or Crossett Brook Middle Schools. This scholarship is open to all teachers in any school discipline (either alone or with other teachers as a team) at these two schools.   These scholarship monies could cover part or all of the cost of a proposed project that might not otherwise be able to occur without this grant.  We believe that the arts can play a critical role to deeper learning in all sectors of education, and the merits of this proposed selection must demonstrate a strong connection of art to the classroom curriculum experience.  All art forms will be considered.  The 2021 grant will be awarded September 15, 2021 and will apply to a project for the 2021-2022 school year.

The 2021 Janet DiBlasi Award submission deadline is June 15, 2021, at midnight.  All interested parties should contact us by email for guidelines and information: