Connecticut Arts Day & Connecticut Arts Hero Awards
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6 pm @ Infinity Music Hall, Hartford CT

Join us in honoring Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary work in, for, or through the arts during the presentation of the Connecticut Arts Hero Awards. This year's Arts Heroes will be honored in a special evening event on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This will precede and set the stage for Connecticut Arts Day on Thursday, May 2, 2019. 

Do you know a special someone - a HERO - who you would like to nominate? Learn more about the Arts Hero Awards and how to nominate your HERO below!
Thursday, May 2, 2019 in New Haven CT

Connecticut Arts Day celebrates Connecticut’s investment in and support of the arts and reaffirms the significant role the arts play in our state.  The day includes special performances, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and the presentation of Connecticut Office of the Arts' Lifetime Achievement Award! The theme of Connecticut Arts Day 2019 is RELEVANCE!

RELEVANCE is a key concept in COA's R.E.A.D.I. (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion) strategic direction and practice. COA defines Relevance as:  Meaningful or purposeful connection to one’s aspirations, interests, or experiences in relation to current society or culture. COA staff is committed to a culture that supports curiosity, action and awareness in, about, and through the arts. 

We are delighted to invite you to nominate a Connecticut Arts Hero!

The Connecticut Office of the Arts introduced Arts Hero Awards to honor and celebrate Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary work in the arts, for the arts, or through the arts in Connecticut. The Arts Hero Awards have introduced us to remarkable individuals engaged in or supporting the arts - some publicly and some behind the scenes.

If you know a special someone who is an ARTS HERO, we hope you will take a moment to nominate them for a 2019 Arts Hero Award! The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, March 28, 2019.