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.

About Hartford Events Grants

  • Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000; the maximum grant request is $5,000. The grant request cannot exceed 50% of the program budget.
  • Grants are awarded in two rounds based on event date. Refer to the deadlines & timeline for the appropriate round.
  • Fundraisers and benefits are ineligible for Hartford Events Grant funding.
  • Applications must be preceded by an Intent to Apply form and adhere to current guidelines. Please download and review current guidelines before submitting intents to apply or a formal application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the Arts Council’s free-of-cost umbrella marketing services and social media outlets to promote events.


Guidelines & Forms 

Hartford Events Grants Guidelines

Community Impact Goals & Indicators

Hartford Events Grants Intent to Apply Form

Hartford Events Grants Application Form

Hartford Events Grants Budget Form – Attachment A

2017 Hartford Events Grant II Final Report Form

Hartford Events Grant Final Report Budget Form



Current Hartford Event Grants

Upcoming Application Deadlines


Event cycle: October 1 –  March 31.

Intent to Apply deadline: June 7, 2018.

Award notification: late August.

Event cycle: October 1 –  March 31.

Applications due July 12, 2018.

Award notification: late August.