New Haven in 1910

Ely Center of Contemporary Art is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that relies on support from people like you to create programming and continue the legacy of Grace Ely's testamentary wishes to provide an art center for New Haven and its region’s artists and culture makers. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Everything helps—volunteers, sponsorships, and donations. We are truly a start-up with a 55-year history and a renewed commitment to continue the legacy.


Sit back and watch our past 18 months in a nutshell

ECOCA kiosk posters


A typology of programming (so far) at a glance