Creating Brighter Futures

Creative Youth Development Program


October 27, 2023, 11:59 pm

Grant Amount:

Up to $5,000

Grant Activity Period:

January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024

Matching Funds:

Not Required

Application Links


Staff Contact:

Email Lisa Farmer

Creating Brighter Futures.

The Creative Youth Grants supports artists and nonprofit organizations that champion the arts – to provide arts-based services to Danbury’s youth, and to help develop core social and emotional skills for the future creative community — our children. Through after school education and activities, the Cultural Alliance wants to inspire the next generation of artists.

Beneficiaries of Creative Youth Develop programs will be school aged youth from elementary to high school based in Danbury. All projects take place outside of normal school hours, in arts venues, community and cultural centers, and other youth-oriented settings.


Applicants and activities must be based in Western Connecticut
(Greater Danbury: Bethel, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding, Sherman)

Have a minimum of one (1) year experience engaged in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline.

All services must be directed to Danbury school aged youth (elementary – high school grade levels)

    • Artists – a fiscal sponsor is required.
    • 501(c)(3) organizations or fiscal sponsor – must be incorporated in the state of Connecticut for at least one year and governed by a board of directors that meets regularly.

    Important Dates

    September 22, 2023: Application Opens

    October 27, 2023: Application Deadline

    November 2023: Panel Review

    November 2023: Funding Decision

    December 2023: Funding Notification

    January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024: Grant Activity Period

    April 1, 2024: Interim Report Deadline

    July 15, 2024: Final Report Deadline