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Final Reports

Artists Respond Grant Program

Grantees must complete the final report on-line using the SurveyMonkey platform at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Report_ArtistsRespond.

Please note, when using SurveyMonkey, you will not be able to save and return later.  You must be prepared to complete your final report in its entirety once you begin. Please review the questions (below) and prepare your answers.  Also, have ready the National Standards form (found below). 

Final Report Questions

1. Name of Grantee
2. Grant Number (found of Page 1 of grant contract) 
· Address
· Town / City
· State
· Zip Code
· Phone 
· Email Address 
· Website, if available

4. Activity: Briefly, describe the activity you conducted and note any highlights, changes, or surprises you encountered along the way. (150 word count max)
5. Audience and Outreach: Describe the audience you reached and the marketing tactics used. Did your outreach and marketing work? How do you know? (150 word count max)
6. Impact: What do you think was the best thing about your project for you (personally), for your artistic practice, and for the audience you reached? (150 word count max)
7. Long Term: What role should artists play in our post-Coronavirus world? How did your project, or the projects of other artists, effect your response to this question? (150 word count max)
8. Award Received 
9. Activity Expenses 
· Artist Fee (self-compensation)
· Other Artist Fees for Services 
· Materials / Supplies
· On-line Tools / Services 
· Marketing 
· Other

10. Describe how you used the funds. 
11. How did the funding help you and/or your ongoing practice during the public health crisis? 
12. Would you like to make a statement, or use a statement made by your audience, that the Office of the Arts may share for publicity purposes? If yes, please share the statement below. 
13. Upload National Standard for Arts Information Exchange Data Form Required form is available below)
14. Certification: Please select “yes” or “no” to the statement below: I certify that all information and attachments contained in the final report are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that all expenditures incurred were solely for the purpose of the grant.

Required Form

National Standards for Arts Information Exchange Data Form*:  PDF & WORD

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, as a recipient of federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is required to report specific information to the NEA to document grant activities.  Therefore, all grant recipients must complete the National Standards for Arts Information Exchange Data Form, and will be required to upload this document during the on-line process.  

* Grantees are required to complete the National Standards for Arts Information Exchange Data Form in its entirety.  Incomplete forms will be returned to the grantee for completion.


For assistance, please contact Lu Rivera at 860-500-2332 or via email.