The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is accepting applications for its CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants. These grants are for Connecticut non-profit arts organizations that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by 11:59 pm. No grant will be less than $1,500 or more than $3,000. Due to limited funds and anticipated high volume of applications, grantees will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applicants with attention to geographic distribution.
Funds may be used for:
· Salary support, full or partial, for positions that are critical to an organization’s mission
· Fees for artists and/or contractual personnel to maintain or expand the period during which such persons would be engaged
· Facility / occupancy costs, such as rent and utilities
· Costs directly associated with an organization’s ability to continue operations now and in the future
The FY21 Supporting Arts grant program is open and accepting applications.
Supporting Arts grants provide unrestricted funding to help support Connecticut non-profit arts organizations and municipal arts departments as they pursue their missions. This type of grant is flexible and gives the grantee the ability to use the funds where they are most needed. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000 depending upon the size of the organization. For eligibility and how to apply, visit www.ct.gov/arts