Artists Respond - Currently accepting applications for Round 2!

Grant Requirements

Eligible Expenses - grant funds may be used for:

  • Self-compensation
  • Fees to other artists

Ineligible Expenses

  • Artist fee expenses that occur before or after the designated funding period
  • A complete list of ineligible expenses can be found in COA’s Grant Overview Guidelines

Additional Fiscal Information

  • Artists Respond grants do not require a cash or in-kind match.
  • Grant awards are contingent on available funds.
  • Grant funds may only be expended during the funding period for eligible expenses. 

Grantee Information

  • Where appropriate, grantees are required to credit COA/DECD in all print, audio, video, and publicity materials (press releases, brochures, advertisements, etc.)
  • Grantees will be required to submit a final report within 30 days after the funding period or completion of project, if sooner. 

Artists awarded an Artists Respond Grant will enter into a contract with the State of Connecticut and will be required to:

  • supply proof of current Connecticut residency status.
  • confirm compliance with program eligibility. 
  • complete a W9 with data reflecting the appropriate individual/entity for tax purposes. Please consult with your accountant or a tax advisor to determine if the grant is taxable income in your specific situation.