The Artist Fellowship program provides funding and recognition to support the creation of new works of art; therefore, Artist Fellowship funding is relatively unrestrictive. Review the Connecticut Office of the Arts Grant Overview Guidelines for a complete list of funding restrictions.
Potential uses of Artist Fellowship funding includes but is not limited to:
- set aside time to work / self-compensation
- purchase supplies, equipment, etc.
- hire/employ others to support your work
- pursue opportunities/projects that further artistic development
- attend conferences, residencies, workshops, etc.
- studio improvements, rental of work space
Artists awarded a fellowship will enter into a contract with the State of Connecticut. The following information pertains to the contractual requirements.
- Artists recommended for a fellowship will be required to:
- supply proof of current Connecticut residency status
- submit a W9 and state vendor form
- sign a state contract confirming compliance with program eligibility (artists may not use a fiscal sponsor or a non-profit to administer the contract)
- Grant funds must be expended during the funding period.
- Tax Liability - awards are taxable. Grantees concerned about their tax liability should consult with their accountant. COA does not provide tax assistance.
- Where appropriate, grantees are required to credit COA/DECD in all print, audio, video, and publicity materials (press releases, brochures, advertisements, etc.)
- All COA grantees must comply with the Connecticut Office of the Arts Overview Guidelines
- Grantees will be required to submit a final report within 30 days after the funding period.