Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF)

Grant Requirements


Funding Period:  April 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021.  Grant funds must be expended within the funding period.

Connecticut Arts Endowment  grants provide unrestricted funds that may be used for a wide-variety of operational and program functions, including but not limited to:

  • Staff Salaries
  • Payments to contracted artistic, technical or administrative professionals
  • Production, travel, telephone, shipping and postage costs
  • Space rental; occupancy costs (maintenance, security, insurance, utilities, etc.)
  • Printing, advertising and marketing costs
  • Evaluation services and documentation (photo, video, audio, collection of statistical information, etc.)
  • Travel and conference registration expenses for staff and/or volunteers to attend local, regional or national relevant industry conferences, workshops, retreats, clinics, etc.

Grant funds cannot be used for:

  • Expenses incurred outside of the funding period
  • Brick and mortar or capital improvements/construction
  • Elimination or reduction of existing debt
  • Benefits, fund-raisers and social events
  • Scholarship assistance for academic or non-academic programs
  • Political contributions
  • Lobbying activities
  • Legal fees
  • Religious programming, activities or paraphernalia

Grantees must complete and submit a final report no later than November 15, 2021.


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