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Artscape Grants

Grants to Central Connecticut Nonprofits
for Public Arts Exhibits and Events

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Hartford Arts Council

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

04/07/16 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Hartford area, Connecticut nonprofits for projects that use the arts to improve the quality of life of area communities. An intent to apply is due March 10. Projects range from amateur theatre to walking tours, exhibits and events that celebrate the rich local diversity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152347

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must occur between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an Artscape Grant, applicants must:
- Apply for a project occurring between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017;
- Apply for a project occurring within the 34-town region served by the Greater Hartford Arts Council;
- Apply for a project that contains a significant arts component;
- Belong to an organization that has its primary physical address the 34-town region served by the Greater Hartford Arts Council;
- Hold current 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt status or be an individual artist submitting for funding through a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. For-profit entities are not eligible for funding;
- Request no more than 50% of the entire program/project budget with a maximum request of $5,000;
- No more than 25% expenses represented within the program/project budget may be in-kind services; Claimed in-kind contributions estimates will be reviewed for reasonableness.

Ineligible Expenses include costs that:
- Are for events that are considered social or fundraising benefits or are for events that use the proceeds for scholarships;
- Are for unrestricted operating support, endowment support, or funds to be applied towards capital improvements/equipment such as renovation, restoration, rehabilitation or construction;
- Are for individual fellowships, graduate education, or university-based projects that require participants to register for academic credit;
- Are for repayments of loans, debt service, or for retroactive funding (activities completed before the start of the proposed grant period);
- Are for undocumented expenses;
- Are for funding of a new, permanent position or replacement of lost funding for existing staff;
- Are for contracted services of an organization's staff or board member;
- Are for regularly contracted services such as a grant writer, accountant, attorney, advertising firm or district curriculum supervisor.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be preceded by the attached Intent to Apply form. Intent to Apply form must be received via email by the Greater Hartford Arts Council no later than 5:00 PM on March 10, 2016 and should be sent via email to You will be notified of the status of your Intent to Apply by March 17.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

José Feliciano, Grants Administrator
860-525-8629 ext. 245

Greater Hartford Arts Council
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103Phone

Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Hartford area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut


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