Artist Fellowship Program


The Artist Fellowship Program provides competitive grants to encourage the continuing development of Connecticut artists. These grants provide support for artists to pursue new work and achieve specific creative and career goals.

There are three types of grants available under this program:

Artistic Excellence grants: $5,000
Artist Fellowship grants: $3,000
Emerging Recognition grants: $1,000 


Connecticut artists of all disciplines are eligible to apply for these grants as long as you are:

  • at least 18 years of age;  
  • a citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States; 
  • a full-time resident of Connecticut for a minimum of one year at the time of application.

During the grant/funding period, you must also remain a Connecticut resident and actively work on the creation of new work.

Applicants, who must be the primary creator of original works of art, will be asked to identify their work in one broad category and up to four general categories.

Please note: Fellowship awards are particularly competitive, and artists are encouraged to apply only when they have created a substantial body of recent work that can be presented professionally. 


Application Deadline 
The application process for FY19 is now closed.

Funding Period
January 1, 2019 - December 30, 2019  

Funding Guideline Reference 
FY19 Fellowship Guidelines
Fellowship Broad Category Definitions
Fellowship General Category Definitions   

How to Apply

When the process is open for applications, they may be submitted through the on-line portal. Instructions on how to apply can be found on Page 5 of the guidelines.


For information or if you have questions, contact Tamara Dimitri via email at