Arts and Creativity

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  • About the Connecticut Office of the Arts

    The Office of the Arts works to inspire a culture of creativity in Connecticut by supporting arts making and arts participation for all people.

  • 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.

  • Acknowledging COA Support

    Outlines how to properly acknowledge state support and credit the Office of the Arts.

  • 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.

  • Americans for the Arts: Arts & Economic Prosperity Study V

    Arts & Economic Prosperity V is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy.

  • 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.

  • Art Is Power: Community Roundtable Discussions

    A series of curated discussions with key stakeholders from the arts, community members and professionals from various business sectors to provide unique perspectives on practices, challenges and collaborations that are occurring within the State of Connecticut

  • ARTE-accesible Grant

    Provides funding to support access to the arts for all abilities through program and services, planning and training, and artist engagement.

  • Artist Fellowship Program

    Provides recognition and funding support for CT artists to pursue new work and advance their artisitc careers.

  • Artists Respond

    The Artists Respond grant program is closed.

  • Artists Respond and Artists Relief Grant Recipients (May 2020)

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

    Operating guidelines for the arts and culture sector to assist in reopening according to the guidelines provided by the State of Connecticut.

  • Arts and Creativity

  • 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.

  • 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.