In just over 50 years, the Greater Hartford Arts Council has invested over $70 million into the arts.

The Greater Hartford Arts Council has served Connecticut’s capital region for 50 years, providing critical financial and organizational resources to support the arts and cultural sector, as well as helping all people connect with the arts in their community. We work hard, every day, to build a strong community and we couldn’t do it without the help of thousands of donors who believe in the power of the arts to change our community.

Our Mission

We exist to be a catalyst for the arts and promote an equitable arts ecosystem in Greater Hartford.

Our Vision

The Greater Hartford region will be a thriving multi-cultural destination anchored by a diverse and innovative arts sector.

Our Values

Our organization will be guided by our strongly held values of community, equity, leadership, creativity, accessibility and advocacy.

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Our Staff

Our team is passionate about improving Greater Hartford through the arts.


    Kate McOmber
    Interim CEO
     kmcomber [at]


      Joan Dumaine
      Office Manager
      jdumaine [at]

      Marketing & Development

        Dan Deutsch
        Marketing & Communications Manager
        ddeutsch [at]

          Roxane Sanders
          Director of Development
          rsanders [at]

            Sierra Vazquez
            Donor Relations Manager
            svazquez [at]

          Community Impact

            Amanda Roy 
            Director of Community Impact
             aroy [at]

            Career Opportunities

            Chief Executive Officer

            The Greater Hartford Arts Council (Arts Council) exists to be a catalyst for the arts and promotes an equitable arts ecosystem. The Arts Council’s vision is that the Greater Hartford region will be a thriving multi-cultural destination anchored by a diverse and innovative arts sector.

            For 50 years the Arts Council has supported the vibrant arts and cultural community of Connecticut’s Capital Region (34 towns, population of one million) through a range of grant programs and services designed to utilize the power of the arts to improve the lives of all people, celebrate the unique cultural diversity of the region, provide critical educational opportunities for our young people, and create an exciting place to live, work and visit.

            At this inflection point in the organization, sector and community’s collective history, the Arts Council is poised to be the leading organization to convene artists, arts leaders and organizations to facilitate their important work in the region. In addition, the organization is a resource for individuals and corporations looking to make impactful investments in the arts in our communities.

            The Chief Executive Officer will have the unique opportunity to lead an organization dedicated to supporting the arts and the arts infrastructure of a vibrant and diverse cultural community. Continued community engagement, strengthening the focus on artists, and alignment of organizational structures and programs will be needed at this critical time for the arts community and when the arts are needed more than ever.

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            Community Impact Manager

            Right now, we are in a critical time for the arts community. The arts continue to be one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Greater Hartford Arts Council, we work hard every day to support the theaters, museums, community art centers, and artists in the Greater Hartford region. We’re looking for a Community Impact Manager to roll up their sleeves and work with us.  

            Building relationships and partnerships with organizations, artists and creative businesses will be a critical part of the work you do with the Arts Council. You will be the main point of contact for current and future grantees, as well a representative for the Arts Council at community events. Creativity, compassion, and advocacy will be a part of your day-to-day work as you assess and address the needs of the arts community in Greater Hartford.  

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