Hartford Events Grants support arts-focused festivals, concerts, parades and celebrations throughout Hartford that honor cultures and traditions, build community, energize neighborhoods and support local businesses.

About Hartford Events Grants

  • Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 and must be matched 1:1.
  • NEW! There are four application deadlines per year based on when your event occurs. Check the deadlines and timeline below for details.
  • NEW! If your event occurs between March 15 and March 31, apply by/on the January 2, 2019 deadline. This cycle also includes events occurring between April 1 and June 30.
  • NEW! The Intent to Apply process has been eliminated.
  • We encourage you to speak with Arts Council staff about your project before submitting a proposal. Staff can help you create a more competitive application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the Arts Council’s no-cost marketing services. We can help you reach thousands of potential participants.

Guidelines & Forms 

Note: An Intent to Apply is no longer needed.

Hartford Events Grants Guidelines

Community Impact Goals & Indicators

Hartford Events Grants Application Form

HEG Budget Form

Please contact Arts Council staff for final report forms.

Recent Awards 

Current Hartford Event Grants

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Summer Fall Winter
Event Dates March 15-Jun 30 Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Jan-Mar
Application Deadline 1/2/2019 4/1/2019 7/1/2019 10/1/2019
Award Notification 3/1/2019 6/3/2019 9/3/2019 12/2/2019