CCT: Public Art Community (PAC) Projects Program

Public Art Community (PAC) Project Grants

The FY17 Public Art Community (PAC) Projects program provides funding up to $20,000 for public art projects that engage in quality partnerships and consider community need(s) and opportunity(ies). The program supports both new or ongoing projects, temporary or permanent projects, and projects of a variety of disciplines including visual, performance, literary-based, as long as they include a significant public art component.

FY2017 Public Art Community Recipients:

 Town/City Grant Amount    Project Summary
Artspace, Inc.  New Haven  $20,000 
Game On! Animate a variety of new and familiar sites across City Wide Open Studios festival, at the historic Goffe Street Armory and public spaces in New Haven. 
 Resonator Films, LLC
Easton  $16,000 
Free networking event, exhibition of multimedia arts featuring an entirely Connecticut lineup of filmmakers, musicians, artists and small businesses 
 Site Projects, Inc. New Haven  $20,000 
"...Way to Go.." an interactive light sculpture designed for a highly used deteriorated underpass. Connects neighborhoods, the downtown, and the train station. 
Night Fall Inc.  Hartford  $20,000 
Free outdoor performance celebrating communities of Hartford and seasonal change through art, music, dance, drama, and costumed characters. 
Norwalk 2.0  Norwalk  $15,000 
Call for Iconic Photos of Norwalk and its people and places. Selected photos will be exhibited using shippiing containers parked in public locations.
New Haven Free Public Library 
New Haven 
Pop-up celebrations give New Haven's inner-city neighborhoods tools and resources they need to plan and execute their own community art festivals.
Trinity College
Hartford/West Hartford
Samba Fest celebrates expressions of the African Diaspora, includes school workshops that promote cultural understanding and appreciation.
Rashmi Talpade
Wallingford/New Haven
City-wide community art project creating five large-scale photo collages depicting New Haven and displayed in New Haven Free Public Library's five location.
Flock Theatre 
New London 
Perform and study the impact on artists working on free public theatre in New London.

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The FY2017 Public Art Community Project grant program is closed.
The application deadline was Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

*All grants funds are dependent on state and federal annual appropriations as allotted by the Governor and the Connecticut General Assembly, therefore, all grant monies are contingent on availability.

To support the planning and implementation of community-based public art projects*. Grant requests may range from $5,000 - $20,000. Project proposals MUST:
  • engage partners
  • include a significant public art component
  • consider community need(s) and opportunity(ies)
  • meet the financial matching requirements

Eligible Applicants:
  • Connecticut Artist (with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Connecticut Artist (using their legal business entity such as an LLC, Inc., etc.)
  • Arts Organization
  • Arts Organization (with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Municipal Department (levels A, B, C)
  • Arts Program of a 501 (c)(3) non-arts organization
  • College / University
  • School District
  • Pre K-12 Schools
  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • After School Program

FY2017 PAC Final Report (PDF) (Provided in advance for informational purposes, required only for awardees following project completion.)

For more information or questions, please contact
Tamara Dimitri at

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