About Us

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Who Are We?

Our Vision

Our goal is to inspire, empower, educate, and transform. We believe the arts are a human right, and we envision a world where the arts, in all forms, are embedded in everyday life.


Our Mission

We strive to animate a culture of creativity across Connecticut by supporting arts making and arts participation for all people.


Our Role

We are the arts-focused office of CT’s Department of Economic and Community Development.

Our Initiatives


Get the funds you need to realize your artistic and community vision.


See how we connect people to the arts and help build vital arts communities across the state.


Use these state, regional, and national arts information resources to accomplish your goals.

Our Duties and Powers 

Read the legislation that defines the Office of the Arts.

Key Information

Strategic Plan 2022-2027 

Read the five-year cultural strategy that informs and guides our work.


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.

Our Partners

Designated Regional Service Organizations 

Learn about the DRSO assisting your region.


Learn about agencies and non-profits that are helping the arts thrive.

Connecticut Arts Council 

Learn about the council and its dedication to a vibrant and sustainable arts ecosystem in Connecticut.

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Intern With Us

The internship program within the Connecticut Office of the Arts was established to provide mentorship and hands-on experience for students and emerging professionals. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for this in-house opportunity.
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