2nd Round Open for Artists Respond Grant Program in the US

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2nd Round Open for Artists Respond Grant Program in the US

Deadline: 1-Dec-21

Connecticut (CT) Government is seeking applications for the 2nd round of Artists Respond grant program. This program provides direct funding to Connecticut artists to pursue community-based projects that use the arts to respond to social issues, current events, and community needs.

The Artists Respond program aims to invest in a wide range of community-based projects from large audience events to small group activities. All activities must be ready to pivot, if necessary, to comply with the ever-changing social distancing measures implemented at the local, state and federal level as a result of COVID-19.

Projects must occur in Connecticut and be artist-centered initiatives that use the arts to inspire, empower, educate, and transform the Connecticut communities.

Funding Information
Connecticut artists may apply for a grant of either $2,500 or $5,000 to support artist fees and other and project related expenses.

Eligibility Criteria
Only one (1) application may be submitted per eligible applicant per application round.

Connecticut Artists may apply to the program if you are:

18 years of age or older at the time of application deadline.
a full-time resident of Connecticut at the time of application deadline and continue to be a full-time resident at the time the award is granted. Awards are subject to verification of CT residency.
Grant Requirements
Eligible Expenses – grant funds may be used for:
Self-compensation
Fees to other artists
Additional Fiscal Information
Artists Respond grants do not require a cash or in-kind match.
Grant awards are contingent on available funds.
Grant funds may only be expended during the funding period for eligible expenses.
For more information, visit https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Arts-and-Culture/Funding_Opportunities/Artists-Respond