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! 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

Hartford Events Grants Budget Form – Attachment A

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