Grant notification for Supporting Arts in Place, Arts Projects, Regional Initiative, and Arts Learning is currently scheduled for after January 18, 2018. Grant notification for the Artist Fellowship program is currently scheduled for after February 5, 2018.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work through the final review and approval process of the various grant programs following the recent approval of our FY18 state budget.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts’ Project Grants program encourages and supports arts-based projects of artistic excellence that are aligned with our READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, Inclusion) framework.

Grants requests range from $5,000-$15,000 for planning and implementation of arts-based projects for Connecticut audiences, communities, and participants. Projects of all artistic disciplines are encouraged and must engage at least one Connecticut artist in a significant project role. Projects should be accessible and relevant to the audience and community it is meant to serve.

Eligible applicants must reside in Connecticut and be one of the following:

  • Artist – An artist may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor
  • Arts Organizations with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor
  • 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of conducting successful arts projects
  • Municipal Arts Departments Level C
  • School Districts
FY18 Project Grant Guidelines (PDF)
Project Grant Budget form  (Excel)
Deadline to Apply:  on or before 11:59 pm, March 22, 2017
How to Apply instructions are in the program guidelines.
For more information or questions, please contact
Tamara Dimitri at