Apply Now, Connecticut Artists!

Connecticut, we’ve missed you!

A4A is now accepting applications from Connecticut artists for our 2019 Matched Savings Grant Program.

Read on for details on the program & eligibility, and APPLY by January 25!


What's This Matched Savings Program About?

It's about strengthening your career as an artist by growing your business know-how and financial capacity. Artists selected for our 2019 matched savings grant program will receive:

A “matched savings” grant that provides working capital to help grow the artist’s creative practice. Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to match a corresponding amount of savings, and the combined amount is used by the artist toward implementing a plan to strengthen their Connecticut-based creative practice.

Free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops on financial and business planning. These classes will be offered in various Connecticut locations in spring/summer 2019.

Free one-on-one coaching in the development of the artist’s business plan.

Who Can Apply?

This application is for artists in ALL creative disciplines, and ALL financial circumstances, based ANYWHERE in Connecticut. 

Because a large proportion of our funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Program, artists in rural communities will be given preference, but grants will also be awarded to non-rural artists.

If you’re an artist/maker motivated to improve your financial & business management skills and to make investments aimed at growing your creative practice, we’d love to hear from you.

This is our first grant program in CT since 2016! Here are some of the terrific artists we worked with back then:

What could A4A do for you?

CLICK HERE to read testimonials from, and in-depth profiles of, some of the artists who completed the Matched Savings Program in 2016.

2016 CT A4A alum Judith Kruger

2016 CT A4A alum Judith Kruger

Not located in Connecticut? Please check back again soon or add yourself to our email list for updates and future programming opportunities in your area.

Our work in Connecticut is possible because of our wonderful funders & partners, including MASS MoCA, ArtBuilt, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, Windham Arts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Development Grant Program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Assets for Independence Program (in partnership with the Midas Collaborative), and the State of CT’s Office of the Arts.