The Artists Respond grant program provides direct funding to Connecticut artists to pursue community-based projects that use the arts to respond to social issues, current events, and community needs.
Connecticut artists may apply for grant of either $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 to support artist fees associated with project activities.
Projects must occur in Connecticut and may address a range of social issues such as:
- equity and racial justice;
- community development;
- empowerment of LGBTQ communities;
- mental health;
- and other artist-centered initiatives that use the arts to inspire, empower, educate, and transform our Connecticut communities.
The Artists Respond program aims to invest in a wide range of community-based projects from large audience events to small group activities. All activities must be ready to pivot, if necessary, to comply with the ever-changing social distancing measures implemented at the local, state and federal level as a result of COVID-19.
The program provides two application rounds to support activities in the fall/winter and the spring/summer seasons. Be sure to review the full program details on this website to learn more about the program.
Are you interested in serving as a reviewer for the Artists Respond program? If so, complete the Artists Respond Reviewer/Panelist Interest Survey.