Arts and Creativity

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Honors an individual who has made sustained contributions of outstanding significance to and/or through the arts.

  • National Assembly of State Art Agencies

    NASAA and the state arts agencies advance the arts for the well-being and prosperity of our nation's individuals, communities and families. NASAA is the association of America's 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

  • NEA Grants for Organizations and Individuals

    Find available grants, awards and related events for individuals and organizations.

  • NEFA Grants & Programs

    NEFA offers grants to artists and organizations to support the creation and presentation of work. Other opportunities and resources that connect and strengthen the creative sector include online tools, convenings and research publications.

  • Newsletter

    Review previous email communications and enroll for future news and special announcements.

  • Poetry Out Loud

    Free program encouraging the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.


    Equity, inclusion and access involving all populations are critical to the vitality of our neighborhoods, towns and cities.

  • Regional Service Organizations

  • Requirements for Grant Recipients

  • Resources

  • SAM - Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

    All applicants, except individuals, must have a SAM UEI number when applying for a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts

  • Solidarity Statement

    A Statement in Support of Racial Equity and Social Justice for Black and Brown People.

  • State Poet Laureate

    Learn about this honorary position created to help promote the appreciation of and participation in, poetry and literary arts.

  • State Troubadour

    Find out about Connecticut’s State Troubadour, selected to help promote musical and cultural literacy throughout our state.

  • Strategic Partnership Grants

    Invests COA resources in specific, values driven initiatives to accomplish priority goals defined in its strategic plan.