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.

Directory of Teaching Artists


The Office of the Arts’ Directory of Teaching Artists is a reliable resource of high-quality Connecticut teaching artists who have been juried for their excellence in their art forms as well as their readiness, capacity and desire to work in schools and in community settings.  

You can find teachers in this directory by searching the disciplines listed below:


Teaching artists who meet the following eligibility criteria may apply to be included in COA’s Directory of Teaching Artists. Artists must be:

  • 18 years or older and a resident of Connecticut;
  • professionally active in their arts discipline;
  • available for teaching engagements in a variety of educational and community settings in Connecticut throughout the year;
  • willing to participate in professional development as outlined.  

How to Apply

The Teaching Artist application is under revision.  The application process will re-open July 1, 2020 with applications accepted on a rolling basis. 


For more information, contact Bonnie Koba at bonnie.koba@ct.gov