The Arts Council can help you raise funds for your artistic work by serving as your fiscal sponsor. Fiscal Sponsorship allows you to solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without having a 501(c)3. This program is open to all artists and organizations in every artistic discipline within the Greater New Haven region. There is a 7% administration fee on all funds raised. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Current Projects

Nasty Women Connecticut

A platform for organization and resistance to remove elitism from our local art scene and empower all members of our community to participate in making and experiencing art. Their video testimonial project will capture diverse voices that will be edited and added to a growing symphony of voices that highlight ways people feel marginalized in today’s society - personally, politically, and culturally.



An independent film project lead by Stephen Dest showcasing the City of New Haven and Yale University.

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Past Projects


Requiem for an Electric Chair

A theater project by Toto Kisaku that premiered during the 2018 International Festival of Arts and Ideas. With a gun to his head, Toto Kisaku was moments away from being killed by his government when his executioner showed him a moment of mercy. His only crime? Creating art that questioned the practice of child exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants

A photography based media company whose mission is to create community based public art installations for the purpose of building awareness and stronger bonds between disparate parts of the community. WE ARE – A Nation of Immigrants is designed to highlight the contribution immigrants make to our culture. The project consists of large-scale dignified portraits of recent refugees and immigrants attached to the exterior walls of the three Churches on the Green and in other New Haven venues.