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Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program

Grants to Connecticut and New York Artists to
Create Marine and Coastal-Themed Artwork

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University of Connecticut (UCONN) - Connecticut Sea Grant and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (CT DECD) Office of the Arts

Deadline Date:

05/12/21 4:30 PM EDT Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Connecticut and New York artists for the production of new works addressing the marine and coastal environments of Connecticut or Long Island Sound. Funds may be used to cover the cost of supplies and other expenses associated with producing works of art, exclusive of payment of salary and travel.

Criteria for Selection: 

Relevance to Connecticut Sea Grant’s themes as outlined in the Connecticut Sea Grant Strategic Plan (see PDF in Supporting Documents below) and artistic merit are the primary selection criteria, but the proposal will also be judged on the basis of its tangible outcomes, such as new works produced and displayed, number of art exhibitions planned, ability to reach a large, diverse, and non-traditional audience, etc.

If possible, funded artists are asked to arrange a showing of their completed work at the Alexey Von Schlippe Art Gallery at the Avery Point campus of UConn.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180114

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Projects are expected to be completed within 12 months of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists or groups of artists who live in Connecticut, or whose work is related to Connecticut’s coastal and marine environments and/or Long Island Sound are eligible for funding consideration. Previous recipients of Sea Grant Arts awards are not eligible for 5 years.

Pre-Application Information:

The application should be submitted electronically via email for receipt no later than 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by June 23, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

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If the proposal or additional media file exceeds 3 MB, provide an online link or utilize a dropbox to transfer the media (

For more information, contact:
Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, Research Coordinator
Tel: (860) 405-9278
Fax: (860) 405-9109

Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
The University of Connecticut
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340-6048

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   New York City: Long Island Sound area;   New York: Long Island Sound area

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