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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Hartford Community Access Grants

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

Learn More

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

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Hartford Events Grants

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

Ignition Grants

March 1, 2019 – Spring Event Cycle: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Service Map

We’re proud to service grants to 34 towns in the Greater Hartford region.