Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant
About the Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program
The Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant program has been created by the City of Hartford in order to create and preserve jobs across a wide variety of sectors in the City by funding arts & heritage programming and projects within its borders. As an important economic driver in Hartford, cultural institutions employ local residents and create business for local companies. Producing exhibitions and performances requires purchasing local goods and services, from hardware and construction materials to dry cleaning and insurance. Meanwhile, these programs draw audience members into the City, supporting jobs at Hartford restaurants, parking lots, hotels and other businesses. The City of Hartford has contracted with the Greater Hartford Arts Council to help administer The Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program.
Grant awards fall under one of the following categories: new or expanded works, facilities improvements and youth employment. Grantees represent a diverse array of the city’s arts and cultural heritage organizations and projects range from vital building upgrades and renovation projects to anniversary programming and “random acts of art” across the city. Learn more>
Business Development Grants for Artists and Microenterprise Businesses: Phase 2 of the Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant program focuses primarily on grants to Hartford-based individual artists funded through $100,000 in Community Development Block Grants. Learn more>
The City of Hartford has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award for the Jobs Grant program. This national award was presented to Mayor Segarra by the National Community Development Association in January.