The Connecticut Office of the Arts is committed to making services and programs open and accessible to all persons, with and without disabilities, and to all individuals regardless of language.

We are excited to launch the ARTE-accesible (pronounced Ar Teh Ock Seh See Bleh) grant program to support proposals that enhance program offerings and provide greater participation in and understanding of the arts by people of all abilities.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Connecticut Arts Organizations
  • Connecticut Municipal Art Departments

Applicants may request $500 – $3,000 to support:

  • Program and service offerings to improve the experience for audience of all abilities, such as language translations, safe space, screen reader capability, mobility services, etc.
  • Staff training and internal resource support to carry out accessible programs and services, such as emergency preparedness planning to evacuate individuals with disabilities and customer service training.
  • Support career development of Connecticut artists who identify as an individual with a disability.

Guidelines: PDF

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018

Grant Notification: Mid-February 2019

Funding Period: March 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019