Regional Initiative Grant Program (REGI)


The Regional Initiative (REGI) grant program is a good fit for applicants that intend to use small arts-based projects to engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, and/or bring neighborhoods together.  

REGI grant requests, which may range between $1,000 to $4,000, will need to be aligned with the Connecticut Office of the Art's READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, Inclusion) framework.


This program is open to a wide array of applicants as highlighted below. See our glossary for more detailed definitions.

  • Connecticut artist (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Arts organization with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor 
  • 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of conducting successful arts projects  
  • Municipal department  
  • School districts or individual Pre-K through Grade 12 schools 
  • Libraries 
  • Colleges and universities

Note: Arts organizations and non-arts organizations may also apply for an Arts Access grant


Application Deadline 
The FY19 application process is now closed.

Funding Period 
October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019

Funding Guidelines Reference 
FY19 REGI Guidelines
Required Budget Form    


When the application process is open, they may be submitted through an on-line portalInstructions on how to apply can be found on Page 5 of the guidelines.


For more information or if you have questions, please contact Adriane Jefferson via email at