Arts and Creativity

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  • Shuttered Venue Operator Grant

    Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic.

  • Arts Workforce Initiative

    A paid 10-week apprenticeship program giving college students/graduates, emerging creatives, military veterans and formerly incarcerated individuals an opportunity to gain hands-on and engaging work experience.

  • Arts & Culture Industry Guidelines for Operating During COVID-19

    This COVID-19 Operating Guidelines document provides information to those in the arts and culture sector and other interested parties to assist in reopening according to the guidelines provided by the State of Connecticut.

  • COVID-19 Resources

    A list of resources for artists and cultural organizations to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Elizabeth Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship

    This Fellowship provides funding up to $2,500 to individuals to pursue professional development opportunities that will advance their careers in arts administration.  Arts administration is the field that concerns the business operations of an arts organization, including but not limited to staff management, public relations, marketing, budget/fiscal management, board development, fund-raising, program development and evaluation.  The Connecticut Office of the Arts is committed to expanding opportunities for individuals to participate in the arts as creators, arts administrator, and audience members. As part of the 2021 Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship, COA will focus on individuals who are of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in arts administration roles. 

  • Solidarity Statement from the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Arts Council

    This Solidarity Statement was created and approved by the members of Connecticut Arts Council and the staff of the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

  • The Bridge Builders Initiative

    The Bridge Builders Initiative seeks to strengthen equity work within the state-wide network of Designated Regional Service Organizations (DRSO) by placing Arts Community Impact Coordinators within the organization to serve as engagement leads with a focus on cultural vibrancy and social and artistic justice.

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