CCT: Artist Fellowship Program

Artist Fellowship Program

The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), and its Artist Fellowship Program encourage the continuing development of Connecticut artists. The program offers competitive grants of up to $10,000 to Connecticut artists and enables them to set aside time to pursue their work and achieve specific creative and career goals.

IMPORTANT UPDATE about the Artist Fellowship Program:

The deadline for the 2015 (fy16) Artist Fellowship Program is Thursday, June 25, 2015 for all disciplines except the Folk / Traditional Arts discipline was extended until Thursday, July 30, 2015.

The Folk /Traditional Arts discipline is new to the Artist Fellowship Program and will be carried out with the support of the Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP).  However, due to the transitional status of CHAP and their move from the Institute of Community Research to the Connecticut Historical Society, the outreach and support planned for this new discipline was unable to occur at a critical time for the program. 

All other disciplines will remain on schedule with the Thursday, June 25th deadline as noted in the program guidelines. Those disciplines are: Mixed Media / 2D Installation, Painting, Photography, and Works on Paper.

The 2015 (fy16) Artist Fellowship Program disciplines include:

  • Folk / Traditional Arts (Deadline: 11:59pm, Thursday, July 30, 2015)
  • Mixed Media / 2D Installation (deadline passed)
  • Painting (deadline passed)
  • Photography (deadline passed)
  • Works on Paper (deadline passed)

Review the 2015 (FY16) Artist Fellowship Program Guidelines (revised on 6/26/15)

Access the application at: and select 2015 (fy16) Artist Fellowship Program from the drop down menu.


Artist Fellowship News & Announcements

2013 recipient, Jasmine Dreame Wagner's book of poems, Rings, is now available for pre-order from Kelsey Street Press. Learn more about the book and early reviews.

2014 Artist Fellowship Awardees:

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) awarded the 2014 Artist Fellowships Awards to 6 artists selected based on the artistic excellence of their work. The funding provides an opportunity for these artists to continue their artistic development and creation of new work.

Grants in the amount of $10,000 were awarded in the categories of Craft, Film/Video, New Media/Digital Arts and Sculpture/3D Installation, to the following artists:





 Roland Becerra

Film / Video



 Johannes DeYoung

Film / Video



 Joe Fig

Sculpture / 3D Installation



 Kayla Bree Gibbons

Sculpture / 3D Installation

New Haven 


 Terrence Lavin




 Adele Myers

New Media / Digital Art



View past Artist Fellowship recipients

2013  - Choreography, Dramatic Writing, Music Composition, Poetry, Prose
2012 - Craft, New Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Installation, Works on Paper 
2011 - Choreography, Fiction, Film/Video, Music Composition, Playwriting, Poetry
2010Craft, New Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Installation, Works on Paper 
2009 -  Choreography, Fiction, Film/Video, Music Composition, Playwriting, Poetry
2008Craft, New Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Installation, Works on Paper 


2011 & 2012 grant recipients:
Click here for credit, publicity, and logo.

Final Report for 2012 grantees: Due July 14, 2013.
Grantees may review the 
Final Report for Individuals Outline to assist with final report preparations. Access the final report through COA's e-granting portal at

Final Report for 2011 grantees:
PDF document

For more information, contact
Tamara Dimitri at


(highlighting past recipients)

Click an image

for information

about the artist

{Meredith Miller}
Meredith Miller

{Benjamin Grossberg}

Benjamin Grossberg

{Amelia de Neergaard}


de Neergaard


{Keith Johnson}

Keith Johnson


{Kristen Palmer}
Kristen Palmer


{Zachary Keeting}

Zachary Keeting

{Jasmine Dreame Wagner}

Jasmine Dreame Wagner

{Hirokazu Fukawa}

Hirokazu Fukawa

{Kevin Van Aelst}

Kevin Van Aelst


See more artists in the Artist Spotlight Archive


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