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Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF)

How To Apply

The grant program is administered using an e-granting system; therefore, all applications must be submitted through the on-line portal at  E-mail and paper submissions will be not be accepted.  Applicants must create an account, or if an account already exists then sign in using your email and password.

If you are a returning user: Log in. Select “View My Submissions”. Scroll down and click “Create New Submission”. Select “FY20 CT Arts Endowment Fund Application” from the drop-down menu.  Enter a name for your application, preferably the name of your organization. Click “Get Started” and proceed with application.

If you are a new user: Create account by clicking “Sign up”. Complete registration page. When on the registration page, be sure to select the category “FY20 CT Arts Endowment  Fund Application” from drop-down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from FluidReview.  Once in FluidReview, click “Create a New Submission”.  Enter a name for your application, preferably the name of your organization.  Click “Get Started” and proceed with application.

Technical Support: Contact FluidReview’s Tech Support Team at for technical related questions.  When emailing tech support, please copy and paste the page link to better assist tech support with locating the problem you are experiencing.  Note: FluidReview support maintains a 24 hour response policy; therefore, plan accordingly and complete your application well in advance of the deadline.


COA reserves the right to request further information and/or references from applicants as needed.