Hartford Community Access Grants 

The Greater Hartford Art’s Council’s Hartford Community Access Grant program, made possible by support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is designed to provide greater access to the arts for individuals, families, and communities throughout Hartford neighborhoods. Funding small, public events such as concerts, celebrations and performances, this program recognizes the importance of work being done by local organizations to bring the arts to all citizens of Hartford. 

Organizations representing marginalized, disadvantaged, or underrepresented communities including, but not limited to: low income communities; immigrant and refugee communities; women; LGBTQ+ communities; veterans; the disabled; the ethnically diverse including people of color; and everyone else who is underrepresented in our everyday spaces are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to organizations that have not been funded by the Arts Council in the past 2 years.

A special permit is required from the City of Hartford for any event held on City property, City buildings and/or private property that requires specific City or State permits or authorizations, as well as the use of City services and assets. Please contact Marian Andoh, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Hartford at marian.andoh@hartford.gov.

Need funding for a larger event? Learn about our Hartford Events Grants program. 

About Hartford Community Access Grants:

  • The Hartford Community Access Grant program funds small and emerging 501(c)3 organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less to host small, community-based events.
  • Organizations may apply for $500 to $1,000 in funding for high quality arts-focused events with budgets up to $2,500. All approved applications will receive the full amount of funds requested. 
  • Once submitted, applications undergo a rigorous panel review process (see The Grant Process). Panel recommendations are sent to the Arts Council's Board of Directors for final approval.


Contact us at Grants@LetsGoArts.org or (860) 525-8629 ext.224

Guidelines & Forms


Application Form

Community Impact Goals & Indicators

HCA Budget Form - Attachment A

2017 HCA Final Report Budget Form

2017 HCA Final Report Form  

Deadlines & Timeline

Events between Apr 1 - Sep 30

Applications due January 11, 2018

Award notification: Late February 

Events between Oct 1 - Mar 31

Applications due July 12, 2018

Award notification: Late August 

Late applications are not accepted. 

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