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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 grant designations awarded under this program based on reviewer assessment.

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

Anticipated Schedule for FY21

Dates are subject to change.
Release of Program Guidelines & Application  June 2020
 Application Deadline  September 2020
 Award Notification  Late November 2020
Funding Period   January 1 - December 31, 2021 

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