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 Application Form

HEG Budget Form 2019

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