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Get Inspired!

The Office of the Arts is here to help people see the world from a different perspective. If you’re a resident, we can help you enjoy new experiences. If you’re an artist or arts organization, we can help you bring your vision to life. We have great programs for cities, towns, schools, and teachers, too!

Follow the links on this page to:

  • Apply for a grant
  • Find local artists and performers
  • Access our programs and resources
  • Find out where you can enjoy the arts in CT!
Connecticut Office of the Arts Artist Fellowship Program. Now accepting applications. Deadline: September 20, 2024. Connecticut Make it Here logo at the bottom of a white graphic with ripples.

The Artist Fellowship program is now accepting applications through September 20, 2024.

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Arts and culture connect us through the shared experiences

The AEP6 study demonstrates the economic impact of arts and culture in Connecticut.

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Apply for a grant

Artists, arts organizations, municipalities, and schools can apply for the financial support they need.

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Find Artists and Performers

Find a creative person near you to hire, collaborate with, or support.

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Enjoy CT Art and Culture

Connecticut is home to amazing galleries, theaters, museums, architecture, and experiences.

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Arts Education

Learn how we help arts educators and teaching artists.
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Creative Economy

See how the arts can drive economic and educational success.
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Get Involved

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Join the Arts Community

There are many opportunities for you to volunteer or work in the arts. Explore your options today!

  • Become a Grant Panelist 
    Help nurture artists and their projects by reviewing grant applications.
  • Become Air Certified 
    Lead workshops that Unite artists, community members, business people, and municipal leaders to focus on a goal.
  • Work in the Arts 
    See job opportunities for artists and arts professionals at organizations across the state.