Supporting Arts Grant Program


The Connecticut Office of the Arts Supporting Arts grant program provides unrestricted funding to help support Connecticut’s arts organizations and municipal arts departments as they pursue their missions. This type of grant is flexible and gives the grantee the ability to use the funds where they are most needed. Grants range from $2,000 to $12,500 depending upon the size of the organization:

Organization Size  Organizational Budget  Grant Amount
 Small $30,000-<$100,000 $2,000
 Mid-Size A $100,000-<$500,000 $5,000
 Mid-Size B $500,000-$1.5 million $10,000
 Large $1.5 million +  $12,500


Eligible applicants must be either an arts organization or a municipal arts department.  

Note: Arts organizations may also apply for an Arts Access grant.

Regional Service Organizations and college/university-affiliated arts programs or venues are not eligible for these grants.


Application Deadline 
The application process for FY19 funding has passed.

Funding Period 
October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019  

Funding Guideline Reference 
FY19 Guidelines

Required Worksheets 
Community Impact Summary  
Financial Sustainability Income Summary    

How to Apply

When the process is open, applications must be submitted through an online portalInstructions on how to apply can be found on Page 9 of the guidelines


For information or if you have questions, contact Rhonda F. Olisky via email at