Artists Respond - Currently accepting applications for Round 2!


Only one (1) application may be submitted per eligible applicant per application round.

Connecticut Artists may apply to the program if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application deadline.
  • a full-time resident of Connecticut at the time of application deadline and continue to be a full-time resident at the time the award is granted. Awards are subject to verification of CT residency.

Ineligible Applicants for Round 2 include:

  • Applicants awarded an Artists Respond grant in Round 1 may not apply for a grant in Round 2.
  • Fiscal year 2021 ($3,000 and $5,000) recipients of the Artist Fellowship Program. Emerging Recognition awardees ($1,000) are eligible to apply to Artists Respond. 
  • those who submit incomplete or late submissions.
  • COA staff and members of their immediate families.
  • past grantees with overdue final reports from any past COA programs. 
  • Organizations/Business entities (non-profit or for-profit), municipal offices, schools, libraries, etc.