Arts Project Grant Program


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

Grant requests, which may range from $5,000-$15,000, can be used to help plan and implement arts-based projects that support the READI initiative for Connecticut audiences, communities and participants.   


Connecticut artists of all disciplines as well as those organizations listed below are eligible to apply for these grants. (See our glossary for more detailed definitions.) 

  • Connecticut artist (may apply with a fiscal sponsor OR apply using your legal business entity) 
  • Arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor 
  • 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of conducting arts projects/programs 
  • Municipal departments 
  • School districts 
  • College/university  

Note: Arts organizations and non-arts organizations may also want to learn more about the COA's Arts Access grant.  


Application Deadline 
The application process for FY19 is now closed.

Funding Period
October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019  

Funding Guidelines Reference
FY19 Guidelines
Required Budget Form

How to Apply

When the process for applications is open, they may be submitted through an 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