United Arts Campaign
What is United Arts?
The Greater Hartford Arts Council ranks in the top 10 of United Arts Campaigns in the country. But what does that mean for our community? United Arts is a community-specific effort that raises money and distributes earned funds to the arts, heritage and cultural organizations in the area. It's a combined appeal for arts funding—one gift is shared by the more than 150 arts and heritage organizations we support.
The Greater Hartford Arts Council asks businesses, individuals, and foundations to invest in the health of area arts organizations by making a contribution to the annual United Arts Campaign. During the campaign we solicit leadership support from local corporations and major donors, run workplace giving events in businesses of all sizes to motivate employee gifts, plan fundraising and community events to celebrate the arts and ask the residents of Greater Hartford to give.
What does the Greater Hartford Arts Council do?
The Greater Hartford Arts Council provides leadership for the financial success and organizational stability of the arts, cultural and heritage community. In addition to fundraising to support the arts, the Greater Hartford Arts Council is a national leader in grant programs and cultural promotions. We provide a number of different grant programs to distribute the money we've raised to the arts and heritage organizations in Greater Hartford. These grants range from general operating support—unrestricted dollars that ensure our arts institutions can pay their bills and continue to produce innovative programming—to project-specific grants that support jobs, promote collaboration, and raise the profile of the arts in Greater Hartford.
The Arts Council works closely with grantee organizations and the arts and heritage community to promote cultural events and activities both in the city and in the suburbs. Our online arts calendar, publications like FreeTime and our weekly 7-Day Arts & Entertainment Forecast will give you a complete listing of upcoming activities and tell you how you can experience and enjoy the arts.