Arts Project Grant Program - Now Accepting Applications


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 framework.  

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


This program is open to a wide array of applicants as listed below.   
  • Connecticut artist (must apply with a fiscal sponsor OR apply using your legal business entity) *Artist must be a Connecticut resident.
  • 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 (affiliated arts program or venue)  

Application Deadline

Applications must be received on or before 11:59 pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Funding Period

October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020


FY20 Arts Project Guidelines

Applicants must review COA's Grant Overview Guidelines

Required Budget Form

Arts Project Budget Form


The Arts Project Grant webinar will take place on Thursday, April, 25, 2019 from 3 - 4 pm.  Register Here.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Instructions on how to apply can be found on Page 6 of the guidelines.

DUNS Number Requirement

All applicants, except individuals, must have a DUNS number when applying for a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA). COA began requiring a DUNS number on all grant applications in 2017 (FY18).  It is required on applications for any grant administered by COA that includes National Endowment for the Arts funding.  Obtaining a DUNS number is a free, straightforward process.  For more information, click here.


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