CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts are honored to partner to provide relief funding to nonprofit arts, humanities, and cultural organizations that are:

  • continuing to provide arts and humanities programs and services but are facing financial hardships resulting from COVID-19,
  • committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations,
  • committed to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community.

These grants are funded through the generosity of the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).

Connecticut Humanities will be re-granting a total of $85,000 to cultural organizations across Connecticut. Each grant award will be in the amount of $5,000. Grants may be used for general operating expenses and no funding match is required.

Letters of Intent will be accepted starting Thursday, October 1, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants selected to proceed with the full application will be given an opportunity to expand on their work in relation to the following review criteria:

  • Negative impact of COVID-19 and continuity of operations and sustainability during the pandemic,
  • Strength of arts and humanities programming and activities,
  • Dedication to and understanding of DEI,
  • Commitment to the BIPOC community.

If invited to apply, applications are due no later than Monday, November 16, 2020 by 11:59pm.

Visit the Connecticut Humanities website to view the CHEFA Cultural Relief Program Guidelines and to access the on-line Letter of Intent application form.