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

  • While in-person events are still being accepted, we have updated the guidelines to include virtual events due to COVID-19.
  • Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500.
  • The match has been reduced from 1:1 to 2:3.
  • There are four application deadlines per year based on when your event occurs. Check the deadlines and timeline below for details.
  • 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 Final Report Budget Form

HEG Final Report Form

Recent Awards 

Current Hartford Event Grants

Application Dates & Deadlines

Spring Summer Fall Winter
Application Deadline January 2, 2020 April 1, 2020 July 31, 2020 October 1, 2020
Award Notification March 1, 2020 July 2020 September 10, 2020 December 2, 2020
Event Dates April-June July-September October-December January-March 2021