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.

Art in Public Spaces


Connecticut was among the first states to enact legislation establishing an Art in Public Spaces program. The purpose of the program is to provide the citizens with an improved public environment by investing in creative works of high quality in public buildings. The program requires that not less than 1% of the cost of construction or renovation of publicly accessible buildings be allocated for artwork for that building.  

The Connecticut Office of the Arts implements the Art in Public Spaces program in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services.   

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