January 13, 2022 CEPA Receives Signature Grant from Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
CEPA Receives Signature Grant from Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism for $7,500
Funds will help expand the gallery’s work with individuals on the autism spectrum.
CEPA Gallery is pleased to announce that they have received $7,500 from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. These funds will be dedicated to enhancing and expanding CEPA’s work with individuals on the autism spectrum. This work will build on the already existing community partnerships that CEPA has, including with Autism Services, People Inc., Starlight Studios, and the Summit Center.
“As someone on the Autism Spectrum, I am extremely proud of CEPA’s services for neurodivergent people. They are meaningful to my personal mission in the art world but also quintessential to CEPA’s continued commitment to championing diverse voices in the creative industry” says Véronique Côté, CEPA’s Executive Director & Chief Curator.
These funds will be used to support CEPA’s photography workshops and hands-on training for individuals on the spectrum. CEPA’s photography workshops will be headed by talented artist instructors. One of these instructors is Joseph Poloncarz, a former CEPA student, now instructor. The workshops and training will serve around 40 individuals with autism and will provide students the opportunity to envision, create, and publicly exhibit a collection of photographs.
CEPA’s educational programming helps develop new artists and build passion for photography as a medium. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation grant will help CEPA to continue its essential work in the autism community.