Every Child Art Experience Grant Overview

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How can we get funds for arts field trips?

Experiencing and participating in art is an essential part of creating strong communities and developing healthy, engaged, and creative students.

The Every Child Art Experience grant awards $2,500 to schools to fund bringing students to an arts program. It prioritizes schools in Alliance and Opportunity Districts to help close the gap in arts access.


Any public school in CT may apply.

How to Apply:


The fiscal year 2024 grant cycle has closed. The information provided about the program is for informational purposes only based on the FY24 cycle. Some program revisions are anticipated from one cycle to the next.

Apply online by November 30, 2023, at Connecticut Office of the Arts: On-line Application Platform.

New applicants:

Please register for an account first.

Returning applicants: Click on Log In in the top right corner of that page. If you are experiencing a login issue, select the circle icon in the top right corner to contact technical support.

You can save and continue editing throughout the application process. When each task is complete select “Mark as Complete.” When you are ready to submit your application select the “SUBMIT.” You will receive an email confirming that your application was submitted.

Program Timeline:

  • Applications open August 1, 2023
  • Applications due by November 30, 2023
  • Notification: December/ January


Funds must be used to take students to out-of-school art experiences the same school year the funds are awarded.


For questions about the program or application process, email the Arts Education Manager, Tekowa Omara-Otunnu by email at tekowa.omara-otunnu@ct.gov.



If you need an alternative application format, contact COA's Accessibility Coordinator Tamara Dimitri at tamara.dimitri@ct.gov.

Every Child Art Experience