CCT: Project Grants

Project Grants

The FY18 Arts Project grant program is closed. The deadline to apply was March 22, 2017. 


No final decisions regarding FY18 grants can be made until the CT Office of the Arts receives a confirmed allocation in the FY18-19 state budget. As reported in the news, the Governor and the General Assembly continue to work towards adopting a state budget. The following grant programs are on hold: Supporting Arts in Place, Arts Projects, Regional Initiative, Arts Learning and Artist Fellowship.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts' Project Grants program encourages and supports arts-based projects of artistic excellence that are aligned with our READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, Inclusion) framework.

Grants requests range from $5,000-$15,000 for planning and implementation of arts-based projects for Connecticut audiences, communities, and participants. Projects of all artistic disciplines are encouraged and must engage at least one Connecticut artist in a significant project role. Projects should be accessible and relevant to the audience and community it is meant to serve.

Eligible applicants must reside in Connecticut and be one of the following:

  • Artist - An artist may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor
  • Arts Organizations with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor
  • 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of conducting successful arts projects
  • Municipal Arts Departments Level C
  • School Districts
See glossary of application terms for full definitions

FY18 Project Grant Guidelines (PDF)
Project Grant Budget form  (Excel)
Deadline to Apply:  on or before 11:59 pm, March 22, 2017
How to Apply instructions are in the program guidelines.
For more information or questions, please contact
Tamara Dimitri at

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