Hartford Events Grants support arts-focused festivals, concerts, parades and celebrations throughout Hartford that honor cultures and traditions, build community, energize neighborhoods and support local businesses.

About Hartford Events Grants

  • While in-person events are still being accepted, we have updated the guidelines to include virtual events due to COVID-19.
  • Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500.
  • The match has been reduced from 1:1 to 2:3.
  • There are four application deadlines per year based on when your event occurs. Check the deadlines and timeline below for details.
  • The Intent to Apply process has been eliminated.
  • We encourage you to speak with Arts Council staff about your project before submitting a proposal. Staff can help you create a more competitive application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the Arts Council’s no-cost marketing services. We can help you reach thousands of potential participants.

Guidelines & Forms

HEG Guidelines

HEG Application Form


HEG Final Report Budget Form

HEG Final Report Form

Recent Awards 

Current Hartford Event Grants

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline January 11, 2021
Award Notification Week of March 1, 2021
Event Dates April – June 2021