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
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.
Set up in a cohort format, the Arts Council brings together leaders to share best practices, learn from experts and, ultimately, create stronger organizations.
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.
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.
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.
Hartford Community Access Grants
Supports small and emerging organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less to host small, community-based events.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
January 2, 2019 – Spring Event Cycle: March 15, 2019 – June 30, 2019
April 1, 2019 – Summer Event Cycle: July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
July 1, 2019 – Fall Event Cycle: October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
March 1, 2019 – Spring Event Cycle: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020