We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Connecticut Artists Relief Grant Program


The CT Artists Relief grant program is closed.  The application deadline has passed.


With events of all types being cancelled to reduce the spread of COVID-19, people who make income partially or fully through artist gigs, exhibits, events and freelance work are losing critical opportunities to support their well-being in our state.  The Connecticut Artists Relief Grant Program provides $500 grants to individual artists and teaching artists who live in Connecticut and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).  This is unrestricted funding that may be used for any kind of relief.


The Connecticut Office of the Arts will award 120 grants in the amount of $500.  This is unrestricted funding that may be used for any kind of relief.

Due to limited funds and an anticipated high volume of applications, grantees will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applicants. 


Connecticut Artists Relief is supported in part with funding from
New England Foundation for the Arts.
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