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Arts Workforce InitiativeThe Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI) Sponsorship seeks to support art projects organized by young urban creatives in Connecticut with up to $1,000.

Creatives organizing community events and cultural experiences happening in New Haven, Hartford, New London, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford that are aligned with the CT Office of the Arts' R.E.A.D.I. framework are eligible to apply.

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ELIGIBILITY

Interested creatives must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive a sponsorship:

  • Applicant must be between ages 18 - 40
  • Applicant must have a leadership role in organizing the project
  • Applicant's project must occur during the next 90 days 
  • Applicant's project must take place within the designated cites: Bridgeport, Hartford, New London, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury
  • Applicant's project must align with the R.E.A.D.I. Framework (what's this?)

 

APPLICATION

The Arts Council will review and approve applications based on fit with the eligibility requirements.  The application consists of:

  • Basic contact information 
  • Project Info - Planning process and objectives
  • Tell us about you  - Inspirations, passions, and prior project management experience
  • R.E.A.D.I. Framework alignment  -  how does your project align with the objectives laid out in the R.EA.D.I. Framework?

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REQUIREMENTS

Recipients of the Arts Workforce Initiative Sponsorship will be required to do the following:

  • Acknowledge the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven in all print and digital materials pertaining to their project, and if applicable, during the event (click here to download logo files)
  • Ensure sponsorship funds are expended only on items related to the project described in the application submitted
  • Utilize the entirety of the sponsorship fund within 90 days of receipt 
  • Submit a final report detailing the state of the project's objectives along with a brief explanation of how the funds were expended to meet them

 

CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS R.E.A.D.I. FRAMEWORK

RELEVANCE  |  EQUITY  |  ACCESSIBILITY  |  DIVERSITY  | INCLUSION 

The Connecticut Office of the Arts has developed R.E.A.D.I. to help guide programmatic and investment decisions within a framework of artistic excellence. The funding for the Arts Workforce Initiative is provided by COA, and as such, will be distributed to individuals organizing projects that support the vision and objectives laid out in the R.E.A.D.I. framework. 

 

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CT Office of the ArtsThe Arts Workforce Initiative Sponsorship is made possible by a partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts

 

QUESTIONS? IDEAS?

Contact Noah Barnett, Program Associate - Noah@NewHavenArts.org  |  203 772 2788

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