Artist Fellowship Program

Grant Requirements


Eligible Expenses

The Artist Fellowship program provides funding and recognition to support the creation of new works of art; therefore, Artist Fellowship funding is relatively unrestrictive. Review the Connecticut Office of the Arts Grant Overview Guidelines for a complete list of funding restrictions.

Potential uses of Artist Fellowship funding includes but is not limited to:

  • set aside time to work / self-compensation
  • purchase supplies, equipment, etc.
  • hire/employ others to support your work
  • pursue opportunities/projects that further artistic development
  • attend conferences, residencies, workshops, etc.
  • studio improvements, rental of work space

Grantee Information

Artists awarded a fellowship will enter into a contract with the State of Connecticut. The following information pertains to the contractual requirements. 

  • Artists recommended for a fellowship will be required to:
    • supply proof of current Connecticut residency status
    • submit a W9 and state vendor form
    • sign a state contract confirming compliance with program eligibility (artists may not use a fiscal sponsor or a non-profit to administer the contract)
  • Grant funds must be expended during the funding period.
  • Tax Liability - awards are taxable. Grantees concerned about their tax liability should consult with their accountant. COA does not provide tax assistance.
  • Where appropriate, grantees are required to credit COA/DECD in all print, audio, video, and publicity materials (press releases, brochures, advertisements, etc.)
  • All COA grantees must comply with the Connecticut Office of the Arts Overview Guidelines
  • Grantees will be required to submit a final report within 30 days after the funding period. 

Program Guidelines: