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.

Programs and Services

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  • Accessibility for Artists

    Helping artists with disabilities find the assistance they need, here's a compiled listing of accessibility resources for artists.

  • 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.

  • Arts Learning

    Supports teaching and learning for all ages through high-quality arts engagement, community connections and arts integration.

  • Connecticut Artists Collection

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

  • 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.

  • Culture Gallery at Bradley International Airport

    Rotating exhibits at Bradley International Airport in Terminal A

  • Directory of Teaching Artists

    A Directory of Teaching Artists maintained by the Connecticut Office of the Arts in commitment to advancing arts learning.

  • Poetry Out Loud

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