Programs and Services

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  • Accessibility

    Resources to assist with the development and implementation of more accessible arts.

  • Air Collaborative

    Cross-sector community workshops for creatives and business-minded individuals.

  • Art in Public Spaces

    Integration of art in publicly accessible state buildings to provide an improved public environment.

  • Arts Directory

    CreativeGround, a free service of NEFA that provides a database of the arts and culture sector.

  • Arts Learning

    Advancing arts education and experiences through professional development and funding support.

  • Connecticut Artists Collection

    Established to acquire and exhibit art by CT artists and to preserve the works for future generations.

  • Creative Aging

    Engaging older adults in sequential arts activities with trained Connecticut teaching artists.

  • Creative Economy

    Studies, research, and resources that document the value of the arts, culture, and creative industries.

  • Cultural Districts

    Review standards and criteria for determining a Cultural District, which is a specific area of a town or city that has a number of cultural facilities, activities and/or assets.

  • Cultural Heritage Arts Program

    Encouraging and promoting traditional artists and their communities through research and activities.

  • Directory of Teaching Artists

    CT teaching artists reviewed for their excellence, readiness, capacity and desire to work in schools.

  • Empower Grant Initiative

    Support for small and medium-sized arts organizations that represent the diverse cultural expressions of all Connecticut state residents. The Connecticut Office of the Arts provides self-determined capacity building support to help grow organizations that have yet to receive meaningful levels of support.

  • Poetry Out Loud

    Encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

  • The Bridge Builder Initiative

    Arts Community Impact Coordinators working to identify various affiliation circles and creative networks that are not being served at a high level and strategize innovative ways to support them.

  • The Talking Artists

    A conversation series for creatives.