CCT: Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

COA's on-line e-granting portal is now accepting FY17 CT Arts Endowment applications.  The portal is accessible at:
FY17 Connecticut Arts Endowment Guidelines
FY17 Application Instructions
Application deadline:  Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm

FY16 Final Report deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016
On-line Final Report Instructions
Grantees must complete final report using COA's e-granting portal accessible at
National Standard for Arts Information Exchange Data Form (needed when filing a final report) 

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) was established by the State of Connecticut to stimulate the development of private sector funding and help stabilize arts institutions. Interest earned on the Fund’s principal is distributed annually to Connecticut non-profit arts organizations which have received a minimum of $25,000 in contributions in each of the last two years from non-governmental sources.
Grant awards are calculated based on a formula that rewards those organizations reporting a substantial increase in the amount of private sector contributions received during the prior year.
Organizations may use funds for capital projects, operations, programming or to build their own endowments.

CT Arts Endowment Fund statutory language: PDF  

Fiscal Year Interest Earned on CAEF Principal Number of Applicants
Awaiting notification from State Treasurer
14 $500,064 110
13 $620,700 107
12 $670,530 101
11 $767,183 102
10 $852,200 95

Connecticut Office of the Arts Grant Overview Guidelines: PDF

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For more information or questions, please contact
Rhonda F. Olisky at 860-256-2752 or via email at