Make Music Hartford

Make Music Hartford is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 1,000 communities around the world.

Neighborhood Studios

Neighborhood Studios is the Arts Council’s arts education program for local teens, ages 14-18. During this six-week summer apprenticeship, students receive hands on instruction in an artistic medium, as well as career skills training to prepare them for today’s creative workplace. Each apprentice also receives a weekly stipend so they don’t have to choose between a quality arts education and a summer job.

PPE Partnership

In partnership with the City of Hartford and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Arts Council has been providing artists and art organizations with PPE to help support the safe reopening of the sector for these artists, organizations, and the public.


The Arts Council responsibly invests your gift through a range of granting programs that help create a strong, united community. Each grant given by the Arts Council must meet one or more of our community impact goals, which help guide our investment strategy and ensure maximum impact of each dollar invested in our organization.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City is a celebration of art, music and culture in the Capital City created by the Greater Hartford Arts Council in partnership with the City of Hartford. With hundreds of events taking place all summer long throughout our region, there’s always something to do. So stop by often to plan your visit to a festival, concert, cultural celebration or fireworks display.

Coming Soon:

Catalyst Amplified