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Supporting Arts Grant Program

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Eligible
Municipal Agencies for General Operational Expenses

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Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

06/29/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Connecticut nonprofit arts organizations and eligible municipal agencies for general operational expenses. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be used for a wide range of program and operational functions, such as:

  • Staff Salaries
  • Payments to contracted artistic, technical or administrative professionals
  • Production, travel, telephone, shipping and postage costs
  • Space rental; occupancy costs (maintenance, security, insurance, utilities, etc.)
  • Printing, advertising and marketing costs
  • Evaluation services and documentation (photo, video, audio, collection of statistical information, etc.)
  • Travel and conference registration expenses for staff and/or volunteers to attend local, regional or national relevant industry conferences, workshops, retreats, clinics, etc.

This type of grant is flexible rather than for specific projects or programs and gives the arts organizations and municipal arts departments the ability to use the funds where they are most needed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153666

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding allocations are made according to organizational budget size.

- $1,000 – Micro: Organization budget over $5,000 but below $30,000
- $3,000 – Small: Organizational budget over $30,000 but below $100,000
- $7,000 – Mid-Sized A: Organizational budget over $100,000 but below $500,000
- $12,500 – Mid-Sized B: Organizational budget over $500,000 but below $1.5 million
- $15,000 – Large: Organizational budget over $1.5 million

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant must be either a Connecticut Arts Organization or a Municipal Arts Department.

A Connecticut Arts Organization is defined as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose core mission, vision, focus, and legal purpose, as stated in its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, articulate a commitment to create, perform, present or promote artistic activities AND at least 51 percent of its annual fiscal expenditures is allocated specifically to support artistic activities, arts programming, services or arts-based initiatives. Artistic activities shall include, but are not limited to, music, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, literature, films and allied arts and crafts.

Additional criteria required for an Arts Organization applying to the Supporting Arts grant program:
- Have an minimum annual operating budget of $5,000;
- Be registered to do business in Connecticut as a legal nonprofit entity for at least three (3) years prior to the application date; and
- Primary place of business and operations in Connecticut.

Municipal Arts Department: For the purpose of the Supporting Arts grant program, the definition of a Municipal Arts Department is a Connecticut municipal government entity, such as a Commission on the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs or other specifically designated office with the purpose to conduct and/or support artistic activities, arts programming, services or arts-based initiatives.

Additional criteria required for a Municipal Arts Department applying to the Supporting Arts grant program:
- Have a dedicated allocation in the municipal budget for arts and cultural activities, programming, services or arts-based initiatives; and
- Employ at least one (1) person who is assigned to and/or responsible for administering arts and cultural activities, programming, services or arts-based initiatives.

Ineligible expenses:
https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Arts-Culture/Funding_Opportunities/Supporting-Arts-Grant/Fiscal-Information

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application Opens: May 4 2020 12:00 AM (EDT)
- Deadline: Jun 29 2020 11:59 PM (EDT)

First-time applicants are required to confirm eligibility before applying by contacting Rhonda Olisky.

Supporting Arts grant awards require a minimum 100% cash match.

How to Apply:
https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Arts-Culture/Funding_Opportunities/Supporting-Arts-Grant/How-To-Apply

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://ctofficeofthearts.smapply.org/

For information or if you have questions, contact Rhonda F. Olisky via email at rhonda.olisky@ct.gov.

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