CT Office of the Arts
Competitive grants to encourage the continuing development of Connecticut artists. These grants provide support for artists to pursue new work and achieve specific creative and career goals. Grant amounts are $1,000, $3,000, and $5,000. For guidelines and application, click HERE.
Deadline August 20.
Arts Presentation Grants
Arts Learning grants provide funding for exposure to the arts through field trips (within CT), school or classroom visits, performance(s), and/or lecture demonstrations by artists, artist groups or arts providers. Applicants may request $500 up to $1,000. For guidelines and application, click HERE.
Deadline August 20.
The ARTE-accesible (Ar.Teh-Ock.Seh.See.Bleh) grant program supports activities that enhance program offerings and provide greater participation and understanding in the arts by all persons with or without disabilities and to all individuals regardless of language. Grant requests, which may range from $500 to $3,000, can be used to support: For guidelines and application, click HERE.
Deadline September 18.
Arts Workforce Initiative Sponsorship program
Art Workforce Initiative Sponsorship program is a pilot program to support arts projects by urban creatives in Connecticut. Creatives organizing community events and cultural experiences can apply for up to $1,000 for a project that will take place within 90 days of the time of application submission. This program is part of the Office of the Arts' professional development programming and is an extension of the Arts Workforce Initiative, which was created to serve creative professionals between the ages of 18-40. For guidelines and application, click HERE.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
Other Funding Opportunities
Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation Invites Proposals for 2020 Levitt AMP Music Series
Each year, the Levitt Foundation awards $25K matching grants to U.S.-based nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities to present the Levitt AMP Music Series, 10 free concerts that inject new life into public spaces and create vibrant community destinations. Through online public voting, votes determine the Top 25 finalists. For more information, click HERE.
Deadline September 20.