How to Apply

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How do I apply for the Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship?

Apply online using the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) e-granting portal.

  • New applicants: Create an account
  • Returning applicants: Log in with the same email and password you used for our current or previous e-granting portal.

The Application

You will be asked to provide the following information and documentation:

  1. Resume, CV, or biographical statement that provides an overview of your experience (paid employment and unpaid), education, talents, and goals.
  2. Letter of recommendation that speaks of your administrative and leadership potential. It can be from a professional or personal colleague and does not have to be from an arts organization.
  3. Details on the professional development activity(ies) that you want the funds to support:
    • Description of the professional development activity(ies)
    • Name of the service provider(s) with website links, if available
    • Dates of the professional development activity(ies). Include whether it is one-time training or will occur over time.
    • A detailed and clear budget with an explanation of the costs and associated costs, such as registration, travel, lodging, and materials.
  4. Narratives:
    • Explain how the professional development activity(ies) will help advance your career in arts administration with a focus on both your professional and personal growth. There is not a minimum or maximum word count.
    • Share how this opportunity reflects your goals related to advancing the importance of diversity, equity, access, or inclusion in the arts.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2024.



For alternative application formats, please contact our accessibility coordinator, Tamara Dimitri, by email at

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