The Arts & Wellness Grant Program supports arts-focused programs and projects that promote healing and wellness through the arts within the Greater Hartford Art’s Council’s 34-town service area. The arts can be used to address the health and wellness needs of the community, including healing the whole person. The arts can address stresses that impact our community and our physical, mental and emotional health. Competitive applications will demonstrate a strong connection between the arts and healing, as well as an understanding of the unique needs during these challenging times. The Arts & Wellness Grant program is made possible through the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, with major support provided by UnitedHealthCare.

The program will award four $2,500 grants and is open to 501(c)(3) organizations within the Arts Council’s 34-town service area. Matching funds are not required to receive an Arts & Wellness Grant, although initiatives with matching funds are encouraged.

It is strongly recommended that applicants contact Arts Council staff to discuss your project in advance of submitting an application.

Guidelines & Forms 

Arts & Wellness Guidelines

Arts & Wellness Grant Budget Form

Arts & Wellness Final Report Budget Form

Arts & Wellness Final Report Form

Application Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline October 29, 2021
Award Notification Late December 2021
Grant Cycle January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022