CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants

CT Humanities will provide up to $16M in general operating support grants to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts 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. 

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Applications must be submitted using Connecticut Humanities’ online grant portal*


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Press Release:

CT Humanities is honored to partner with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants program. These grants are administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.

  • CT Cultural Fund Operating Support grants are GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT grants for museums and 501(c)(3) non-profit, municipal, Connecticut state, or Connecticut-based tribal nation organizations that provide cultural-, humanities-, and arts-based projects and activities for the public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, arts organizations, cultural centers, and other organizations that offer activities such as exhibitions, performances, art classes, public programs, or walking tours to the public).
  • Eligibility: Eligibility applies to 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 AND at least 51 percent of their annual fiscal expenditures is allocated specifically to support cultural, humanities, and arts activities, programming, services or initiatives.
  • Award Amounts: The minimum grant award amount will be $5,000 and the maximum award amount will be $500,000. All eligible applying organizations will receive funding support. Award amounts will be determined based upon an organization’s operating expenses, revenues, and deficits for the current fiscal year and the preceding three fiscal years.
  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021. Award notifications will be made by the week of December 20, 2021.
  • How to Apply: Applications must be submitted using Connecticut Humanities’ online grant portal. If you do not already have an account in our grants system, you will need to create one in order to apply.

Questions? Need help with completing any aspect of this application? Email Lian Partridge, Grants and Programs Assistant at lpartridge@cthumanities.org.

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