Artist Fellowship Program


The Artist Fellowship Program provides recognition and funding support for Connecticut artists to pursue new work and advance their artistic careers.

The program recognizes three (3) grant designations with award recognition determined during the review process. 

  • Artistic Excellence grants: $5,000
  • Artist Fellowship grants: $3,000
  • Emerging Recognition grants: $1,000

Fellowship awards are highly competitive and artists are encouraged to apply ONLY when they have created a substantial body of RECENT work that can be presented professionally.  

Be sure to review the program guidelines to learn more about the program before you submit your application. 

COA will provide a virtual Zoom information session on September 14, 2022 at 4:00pm. Register for the session at by providing us with your email and we will follow up with a Zoom link a few days before the session.

Are you interested in serving as a reviewer/panelist for the Artist Fellowship Program? If so, complete the Artist Fellowship Reviewer/Panelist Interest Survey

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