These grants will be open for two weeks. You will need to get your applications in ASAP! If you need help with applying please call Windham Arts at 860-423-6389 or email info@WindhamArts.org. Here is the info on both:
ARTIST RELIEF GRANT
120 grants awarded, $500 each
This program will provide grants of $500 to individual artists for basic relief. With events of all types being cancelled to reduce the spread of COVID-19, people who make income partially or fully through artist gigs, exhibits, events and freelance work are losing critical opportunities to support their well-being in our state. With funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Artists Relief Fund provides $500 grants to individual artists who live in Connecticut and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
CT ARTIST RESPOND GRANT
Artists help us through challenging times by providing us relief through inspiration, connection, and education. The Connecticut Artists Respond program provides funding for artists at a time when the creative sector is needed most. Grants for individuals artists are $1,000 and $2,000 for an artist collaboration. These grants will be used to fund projects by artist that take place between now and October 1 2020. They will be presented online and free of charge. They may be exhibits, talks, lectures, classes, dance/theater/music experiences, etc. Funds will primarily be used for self-compensation to the artist. (think of this program as an online “virtual” WPA program for CT artists.)