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What Your Gift Supports

Every school year, we are delighted at what students learn through our programs. Of course, all of our programs support classroom learning goals. And independent evaluations of our work demonstrate that our approach is working. But to witness students' AH-HA! moments when they learn through the arts is so inspiring.

We saw one struggling math student suddenly grasp what one-eighth meant when he was asked to color a grid one-quarter purple and one-eight yellow in art class.

We've read notes from 2nd graders who were surprised to discover that lighting and costumes have a huge impact on how they feel about characters on a stage.

And we heard a very proud parent say that when his 6th-grade daughter saw a performance about the Amistad trial at Hartford's Old State House, it both gave her a new respect for her city and sparked in her an intense passion for civil rights. 

Those kinds of deep, personal experiences are what makes Hartford Performs programs so powerful and so joyful. They are what you make possible when you support Hartford Performs.

Here’s what your tax-deductible donation to Hartford Performs will do:


2-4 students attend a live theater performance or concert


5 students participate in a writing workshop that uses Rap as a hook


10 students explore a museum and then make their own art about what they saw


An entire class swaps a standard physical education class for a Hip Hop lesson


50 students see a live Flamenco performance and then quiz the dancers


Four classes stage their own theater production about a Greek myth

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