Arts & Wellness Grants support arts-focused programs and projects that promote healing and wellness through the arts within the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s 34-town service area. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have profound impacts on our community, including increased isolation and stresses on mental health. The 2020 Arts + Wellness grant will support programming that addresses these impacts on the members of our community in the Greater Hartford region.

About Arts + Wellness Grants

  • Five $2,500 grants will be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations within the Arts Council’s service area.
  • Applications must adhere to current guidelines. Download and review current guidelines before submitting an application.
  • Once submitted, applications undergo a rigorous panel review process. Panel recommendations are sent to the Arts Council’s Board of Directors for final approval.
  • Applicants must demonstrate expertise in health-related arts programming or collaborate with appropriate professionals (art therapists, music therapists, drama therapists, etc.) to execute the project.

The Arts & Wellness Grant program is made possible through the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, with major support provided by UnitedHealthcare.

Guidelines & Forms 

Arts & Wellness Grant Guidelines

Arts & Wellness Grant Application

Art and Wellness Grant Budget Form

Arts & Wellness Final Budget Form

Arts & Wellness Grant Final Report Form

Application Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30, 2020
Award Notification Late December 2020
Grant Cycle January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021


Current Arts & Wellness Grant Recipients