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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ART of Health Grants

Supporting imaginative, arts-focused preventative health programs that engage underserved or unserved populations in cultivating a culture of health, both as individuals and within a community.

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Arts + Wellness Grants

Supports programs and projects that promote physical and emotional well-being through the arts by enriching the lives of those who experience emotional, physical, and intellectual challenges on a day-to-day basis.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

For grantees with approved projects and funding that experience delays or cancellations due to COVID-19, please contact the Greater Hartford Arts Council directly at

Service Map

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

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grants given each year
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