New Funding Opportunity from CT Office of the Arts

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is partnering with CT Humanities to offer CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants. These grants will be administered by CT Humanities (CTH) with $16 million provided by the Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
 
CT Cultural Fund Operating Support grants will provide general operating support to help museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure. 
 
Eligibility applies to museums and 501(c)(3) organizations whose core mission, vision, focus, and legal purpose – as stated in their Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws – articulate a commitment to conduct museum, cultural, humanities, and/or arts activities AND at least 51 percent of their annual fiscal expenditures is allocated specifically to support cultural, humanities, and arts activities, programming, services or initiatives.
 
Eligibility also applies to Municipal, Connecticut state, or Connecticut-based organizations that provide cultural-, humanities-, and arts-based projects and activities for the public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, arts organizations, cultural centers, and other organizations that offer activities such as exhibitions, performances, art classes, public programs, or walking tours to the public).
 
The minimum grant award amount will be $5,000 and the maximum award amount will be $500,000.
 
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021. Award notifications will be made by the week of December 20, 2021.
 
 
 
 
Information Sessions
 
Tuesday, October 5, 10 am
 
Wednesday, October 13, 11 am