Artists Respond


Congratulations to the round 2 Artists Respond Round awardees.

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 a grant of either $2,500 or $5,000 to support artist fees and other and project related expenses.

Projects must occur in Connecticut and be 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.

More Information


How to Apply

Timeline & Process

Grant Requirements

Final Report

Frequently Asked Questions