Arts & Wellness grants support initiatives that promote healing and wellness through the arts for individuals who experience emotional, physical, and intellectual challenges on a day-to-day basis.

About Arts + Wellness Grants

  • Four $2,500 grants will be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations within the Arts Council’s service area annually.
  • 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.
  • The involvement of professionally trained, experienced artists (e.g.: art therapists, music therapists, drama therapists, etc.) and/or an arts organization is essential.
  • Organizations seeking funding for programs that utilize the arts as a means to address and raise awareness of the societal, environmental, and personal factors that impact health and well-being are directed to the Arts Council’s ART of Health program.

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 Grants Guidelines

Arts & Wellness Final Budget Form

Arts & Wellness Grant Final Report Form


Current Arts & Wellness Grant Recipients