Best Video receives Avangrid Foundation grant through UI Lighting Up the Arts Resiliency Fund

Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Inc. (BVFCC) wishes to thank the Avangrid Foundation for it’s support through the UI Lighting Up the Arts Resiliency Fund, and everything they do to continue to keep the spotlight on the arts in CT.

In keeping with their ongoing commitment to the creative ecosystem in Greater New Haven, the UI Lighting Up the Arts Resiliency Fund is investing $100,000 to support the artistic community in the region and BVFCC is the grateful recipient of one of their $500 grants. The combined gift from United Illuminating and the Avangrid Foundation will reinvigorate and uplift the cultural and artistic economy as it recovers from the pandemic. According to the Brookings Institution, the creative sector in Connecticut lost $2.4 billion in sales and 33,258 FTE jobs due to the pandemic.

This $100,000 investment represents an expansion of the UI Lighting Up the Arts Resiliency Fund, first launched in 2019 to support the vitality and sustainability of Greater New Haven’s creative community by providing unfettered financial investments in the region’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.