Connecticut Arts, Culture, and Tourism Funding Roadmap

Leading the way to meaningful, reliable, and equitable state funding

It’s time for the arts, culture and tourism (ACT) communities in Connecticut to have more meaningful, reliable, and equitable state funding. That’s what the ACT Funding Roadmap is all about. Partnering with advocates across the state, we’re asking the legislature to invest $58.5 million annually to ensure our communities have the resources to thrive. Our goal is simple: better funding for arts, culture, and tourism in our state!

We’ve worked with key legislators to introduce AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED INVESTMENT IN ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM, to support the goals of the roadmap. We’ll need your help to gain passage of the bill as the session progresses.

The Arts, Culture and Tourism Funding Roadmap project is a partnership of Connecticut Arts AllianceConnecticut Humanities, and Connecticut Tourism Coalition in collaboration with regional and statewide arts, culture, and tourism organizations.

Meet the roadmap’s steering committee!

Frank Burns, Connecticut Tourism Coalition

Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Joe Grabarz, Gallo and Robinson

Kevin Graff, Graff Public Solutions

Jeff Hamilton, Mohegan Sun

Adriane Jefferson, New Haven Office of Arts and Culture

Jason Mancini, Connecticut Humanities

Ricky Mestre, Artist

Frank Mitchell, Historian

John-Michael Parker, CT State Representative (H101)

Elizabeth Shapiro, Connecticut Office of the Arts

Heather Somers, Connecticut State Senator (S18)

Noelle Stevenson, Connecticut Office of Tourism

Brett Thompson, Connecticut Arts Alliance

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