Granting Programs

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. The Arts Council prioritizes investment in organizations that are:

Fostering diversity and building vibrant communities
Ensuring equal access to the arts for all people
Creating educational opportunities

Charter Grants

Providing critical unrestricted operating support to ensure that organizations can invest in technology, facility maintenance, program supplies or anything that allows the organization the ability to create, innovate and serve our community.

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Arts Catalyst

Set up in a cohort format, the Arts Council brings together leaders to share best practices, learn from experts and, ultimately, create stronger organizations.

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Hartford Events Grants

Creating a more vibrant community by supporting festivals, concerts, parades and celebrations throughout Hartford that generate excitement, bring us together, revitalize neighborhoods and drive local business.

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Ignition Grants

Recognizing the amazing ability of art to drive change in our region, Ignition grants support revolutionary new ideas, cutting edge programs and new strategic plans.

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Arts + Wellness Grants

Supporting programs that use creativity as a tool to enrich lives and enhance the well-being for our friends and neighbors in the capital region, as well as raising awareness for the powerful effects the arts can have on our health.

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Hartford Community Access Grants

Supports small and emerging organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less to host small, community-based events.

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40000
worth of FREE consulting to the arts community
128
grants given each year
4000
performances + exhibitions
1000000
people served

Upcoming Application Deadlines

 

Event cycle: October 1 –  March 31.

Intent to Apply deadline: June 7, 2018.

Award notification: late August.

Event cycle: October 1 –  March 31.

Applications due July 12, 2018.

Award notification: late August.