The Connecticut Office of the Arts is excited to announce its FY20 grant recipients. We thank you for your interest in our programs and send our best wishes for success!



Awarded: One-hundred nine (109) FY20 Supporting Arts grants totaling $632,800.

The Supporting Arts grant program provides unrestricted funding to help support Connecticut’s arts organizations and municipal arts departments as they pursue their mission. This type of grant is flexible rather than for specific projects or programs and gives the grantee the ability to use the funds where they are most needed.


Awarded: Twenty-eight (28) FY20 Arts Project grants totaling $271,200.

The Arts Project grant program provides funding for the planning and implementation of arts-based projects, of all disciplines, for Connecticut audiences, communities and participants. The project must be accessible and relevant to the audience and community and must engage at least one (1) Connecticut artist in a significant project role.


Awarded: Forty-six (46) FY20 Regional Initiative grants totaling $155,850.

The Regional Initiative grant program provides funding for the planning and implementation of small community art projects. Panel reviews are conducted regionally in collaboration with COA’s nine Designated Regional Service Organizations that serve as local field offices for the Connecticut Office of the Arts.


Awarded: Ten (10) FY20 Arts Learning Presentation grants totaling $9,800.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts promotes teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts, through high quality arts engagement, arts integration, arts exploration and discovery experiences. Through its Arts Learning Presentation grant program, COA seeks to connect PK-12 schools and citizens with arts experience(s) in Connecticut.