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Public Art Community (PAC) Projects Program

Grants to Connecticut Agencies, Nonprofits,
IHEs, Schools, Artists for Collaborative Arts Projects

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Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)

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Deadline Date:

04/12/16 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Connecticut artists, arts organizations, agencies, IHEs, schools, and school districts to create and implement collaborative arts projects addressing community needs and opportunities. March 15 is the deadline to submit the required Letter of Intent. Eligible projects include partners and have a substantial public art component.

Public Art Community Projects has no media restrictions and may be permanent or temporary, large or small, and may be visual, theatrical, literary-based, etc. Public Art generally includes the following:

• Publicity accessible, located in a public domain and/or easily accessible to the general population (without admission fees)
• Involves a collaborative process in the planning and/or creation of the artwork
• Directly engages the community and is developed intentionally for a specific community
• Planned and executed for a specific site

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153667

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $20,000

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.

Final Report due August 30, 2017 or 60 days following completion of project, if sooner.

A project may begin before or end after the COA grant funding period; HOWEVER, the use and/or attribution of COA funds MUST only be used during the specified funding period with a clear outline included in your application.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Parochial Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • School Districts
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Single entities

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Connecticut Artist (with a fiscal sponsor)
• Connecticut Artist (using their legal business entity such as an LLC, Inc., etc.)
• Arts Organization
• Arts Organization (with a fiscal sponsor)
• Municipal Department (levels A, B, C)
• Arts Program of a 501 (c)(3) non-arts organization
• College / University
• School District
• Pre K-12 Schools
• Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
• After School Program

Ineligible Applicants:

• Individuals who are currently full-time students in degree seeking programs
• Applicants who do not submit an Intent to Apply
• Applicants with incomplete or late submissions
• COA Designated Regional Cultural Service Organizations (DRSO’s)
• COA/DECD Line Items
NOTE: Ineligible applicants may participate as project partners.

Pre-Application Information:

Intent to Apply - Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:00 PM. Applicants to the Public Art Community (PAC) program are REQUIRED to submit an Intent to Apply using COA’s on-line e-granting portal accessible at Applicants must create an account, or if an account already exists then sign in using your email and password.

You will receive an access code upon review and approval of your Intent to Apply. Applicants accepted to proceed with an application will be notified no later than Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

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