We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

About the Office of Arts

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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.

  • Connecticut Arts Council & Foundation

    Learn more about the Connecticut Arts Council & the Connecticut Arts Council Foundation.

  • Culture & Tourism Advisory Committee

    Learn more about the Culture & Tourism Advisory Committee that advises DECD on matters pertaining to arts and cultural activities, preservation and more.

  • Newsletter

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


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

  • Solidarity Statement

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

  • Strategic Plan 2017-2021

    The five-year cultural strategy created to inform and guide the work of the Connecticut Office of the Arts.