Supporting Arts Grant Program


A message from the Connecticut Office of the Arts Regarding the FY22 Supporting Arts Grant Program:
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have touched every aspect of our way of life.  No one could have foreseen the effect the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the creative sector in 2020 and 2021, and we believe that the effects will be felt for many years to come.  Many of you have made and continue to make significant changes to your operations.  If your organization has struggled to meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Connecticut Office of the Arts will do our best to help.  If you need assistance completing the Supporting Arts FY22 application or have other questions or concerns, please contact a COA staff member for guidance.  Know that we are dedicated to supporting all Connecticut arts organizations to the best of our ability. 

The application for the FY22 Supporting Arts grant program will be available soon. In the meantime, please go to How to Apply & The Application to prepare for the application.

The Supporting Arts grant program provides unrestricted funding to help support Connecticut’s arts organizations and municipal arts departments as they pursue their missions. This type of grant is flexible and gives the grantee the ability to use the funds where they are most needed.

Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000 depending upon the size of the organization; however, if the resulting awards exceed available funding, all awards will be proportionally adjusted to match available funds.

Organization Size  Organizational Budget  Grant Amount
 Micro $5,000 - < $30,000  $1,000 
 Small $30,000 - < $100,000 $3,000
 Mid-Size A $100,000 - < $500,000 $7,000
 Mid-Size B $500,000 - < $1.5 million $12,500
 Large $1.5 million +  $15,000

Note:  FY21 grant amounts ranged from $647 - $10,000.