Programs and Services

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  • Accessibility

    A list of resources to assist in the development and implementation to make the creation — and the enjoyment — of the arts more accessible to those with disabilities.

  • AIR Institute

    The Connecticut Office of the Arts is a newly minted State Affiliate of the AIR Institute – a training program for individuals who will serve as facilitators to advance creative community solutions.

  • Art in Public Spaces

    Connecticut was among the first states to enact legislation that included works of contemporary art with the construction or remodeling of state buildings with the purpose to provide the citizens with an improved public environment by investing in creative works of high quality in public buildings.

  • Arts Learning

    COA supports teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts through high quality arts engagement, arts integration, arts exploration, and discovery experiences for all Connecticut citizens both in and out of school time. COA works to advance the arts education and experience in Connecticut through professional development and funding opportunities.

  • Connecticut Artists Collection

    Established to acquire and exhibit artwork by major and distinguished Connecticut artists and to preserve the works for future generations.

  • Connecticut Culture Gallery at Bradley International Airport

    Rotating exhibits at Bradley International Airport in Terminal A.

  • Creative Aging

    An initiative to expand Creative Aging opportunities for teaching artists to work with older adult populations.

  • 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 program development.

  • Directory of Teaching Artists

    A reliable resource of high-quality Connecticut teaching artists who have been juried for their excellence in their art forms as well as their readiness, capacity and desire to work in schools and in community settings.

  • Poetry Out Loud

    Free program encouraging 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.

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

    A service program currently in development that will provide legal services, advice, and educational programming to artists and cultural organizations throughout Connecticut.