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

  • NEW! Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500.
  • NEW! The match has been reduced from 1:1 to 2:3.
  • NEW! There are four application deadlines per year bsed 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

HEG Guidelines

HEG Application Form

HEG Budget Form – Attachment A

HEG Final Report Budget Form

HEG Final Report Form

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