CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants – Deadline is November 4th
October 4, 2022 • Grants

CT Humanities (CTH), in partnership with the CT Office of the Arts, is once again offering CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants.

CT Cultural Fund Operating Support grants are non-competitive GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT grants to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations.

These grants are designed to help organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.

CT Humanities will distribute $8.5 million in CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant awards, ranging in size from $5,000 to $250,000.

Application deadline: November 4, 2022, at 11:59 pm.



Eligible organizations must meet the following criteria:

  1. 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations incorporated in CT, or municipal, Connecticut state, or Connecticut-based federally or State recognized tribal organizations that provide cultural-, humanities-, and arts-based projects for the public
  2. Organizations whose core mission, vision, focus, and legal purpose – as stated in their Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws – articulate a commitment to conduct museum, cultural, humanities, and/or arts activities
  3. Organizations with at least 51 percent of their annual fiscal expenditures allocated specifically to support cultural, humanities, and arts  activities, programming, services, or initiatives

Please note that in fall 2022, fiscally sponsored organizations are not eligible to apply for this grant. However, organizations that have received or applied for 501(c)(3) status before the grant application deadline are eligible for funding consideration.

Award Amounts: 

The minimum grant award amount is $5,000 and the maximum award amount is $250,000. All eligible applying organizations will receive funding support. Award amounts are determined based on an organization’s budget size and in consideration of any line item funding in this year’s state budget organizations have already received. We anticipate that this year’s CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant awards will be approximately half that of last year’s.


Free Info Sessions!

We held information sessions to answer questions and help organizations successfully apply for a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant.

Links to the recorded sessions are on our website.

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