The Connecticut Office of the Arts is committed to making services and programs open and accessible to all persons, with and without disabilities, and to all individuals regardless of language. Applications must be received on or before 11:59 pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
The purpose of the ARTE-accesible (Ar.Teh – Ock.Seh.See.Bleh) program is to provide grants to support activities that enhance program offerings and provide greater participation and understanding in the arts by people of all
abilities. Proposals must also align with COA’s READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity, Inclusion) framework.
Eligible applicants may request between $500 and $3,000 to support:
o Program and service offerings to improve the experience for audiences of all abilities.
o Staff training and internal resource support to carry out accessible programs and services.
o Support employment of Connecticut artists who identify as an individual with a disability.