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

    The integration of art in publicly accessible state building construction projects to provide citizens with an improved public environment by investing in creativity.

  • 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-accessible

    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.

  • 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

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

  • AWI Pathways - Youth Summer Arts Experience

    AWI Pathways is a programmatic extension of the Arts Workforce Initiative. AWI Pathways will provide Connecticut youth (aged 16-18) who are negatively impacted by the justice system the opportunity to explore traditional and non-traditional jobs in the arts. This pilot project will serve residents and arts organizations in Bridgeport.

  • Connecticut Artists Collection

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