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Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund
Low Interest loans tailored to CT's Small Businesses and Non-profits

The Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund gives small business owners access to flexible funding for capital expenditures and working capital and connects them with support services. It’s a personal, equitable approach to lending, because business owners are more than just numbers on a spreadsheet.

Small businesses and nonprofits can borrow between $5,000 and $500,000 depending on eligibility and need, and can choose how they spend the money — on equipment, payroll, utilities & rent, supplies, marketing & advertising, eligible refinancing, building renovations and other expenses.

--- More information can be found here
--- To apply click here 

Deadline August 14th

Spruceton Inn Artist Residency

Artist Residents will receive a no-cost, 5-night stay in one of our Kitchenette rooms during the first two weeks of November. (Nov 1-6 or 8-13. Your particular date will be sorted when you are notified of your acceptance.) Plenty of time and space to get into a creative groove on your own, plenty of time and space to connect with other Artists too

--Apply here


Deadline August 15th

The KNOWNpreneurs Growth Lab

A free 16-week mentorship & training cohort for BIPOC-owned businesses in Connecticut. The KNOWNpreneurs Growth Lab program is designed to specifically support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) owned businesses. As such, the program curriculum and mentors have been chosen to effectively help grow BIPOC-owned businesses in the Greater New Haven area

--Apply here 


Auditions held on August 17th & 24th


Auditions are now open for the 2022-2023 season! We invite singers of all voice parts (SATB) to audition for a position in the choir on August 17 or 24, or by appointment. Auditions consist of meeting with our Artistic Director, doing some general vocalizing and performing a 1-2 minute unaccompanied selection of your choice. The actual song can be anything; it does not have to be a classical solo!

--Learn more here



Deadline August 26th

Arte Inc. Scholarship Opportunity

ARTE INC. Scholarship Application Criteria & Guidelines. ARTE Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to cultivating and promoting Latino art, culture, and education. ARTE has awarded over $100,300 in scholarships! Applicants must be of Hispanic/Latino descent and must be a registered resident of Connecticut for a minimum of one year. Citizenship is not required to apply. All awards are based on available funding, financial need, academic achievement and information supplied.

--Apply here



Due: September 2nd
The Color of Nature Art Exhibit will be online at the Inside Small website and in-person at the Stable Gallery in Ridgewood, New Jersey from October 1 - October 31, 2022. Each participating artist will also receive an individual feature on the Inside Small's Instagram and Facebook platforms. SIZE REQUIREMENT: ALL ARTWORK MUST BE 10” INCHES or smaller in any direction (NOT including frame, mat, etc.). 2D WORKS ONLY. Space is limited.
---Apply here



Deadline October 7th

CT Communities Challenge Grant

The Department of Economic and Community Development (“DECD”) is undertaking a competitive grant application process to fund multiple projects under the CT Communities Challenge Grant Program in an effort to improve livability, vibrancy, convenience and appeal of communities throughout the state.  The Program is intended to potentially create approximately 3,000 new jobs.  It is DECD’s goal to allocate up to 50% of the funds to eligible and competitive projects in distressed municipalities. Grant size: $1M - $10M  per project.

--Learn more here

Application Opens August 1st

Deadline October 7th
15,000 elected county officials will get a copy of this calendar.
Submitted artwork must present a county activity that shows how “Counties Matter” and inspired by the sentence “I love my county because…”
---Details here
---Submit Artwork here


Event Takes Place: October 22, 2022
This event is a contest open to the public, where artists and artist groups compete for more than $2,000 in gift cards by creating a family friendly 4ft by 4ft fall-themed chalk artwork drawing using washable chalk sticks. Artists will register to compete in one of the following age divisions: Teen (ages 13-17), Adult (ages 18+), or Adult Group (18+ with a minimum of two artists). There is no entry fee, and free chalk, snacks, and parking will be provided to participants.
---Details here




New HavenPromise

Deadline December 23
Open to high schoolers or those about to become high schoolers.

Scholarships and ongoing opportunities. 

---Sign up here  







  • Monthly ongoing shows open into 2023  


    CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby

    The Kellogg Environmental Center is an environmental education center for the State Parks system, and we offer a variety of free public programs on the topics of environmental science, ecology, culture, history, and the arts. 

    Typically, the artists that present have either a virtual or in-person reception, but they also offer the possibility of hosting workshops or classes that the exhibiting artist would teach either in their classrooms or outside.  Several picnic tables set up as well as two gardens (one formal, one for native species of plants and animals).
     -Questions? Email Allison Brown
    -Details here

    Resources BPM

    AfroPop from Black Public Media / PBS
    Short Documentarties 30 minutes or less
    BPM brings dynamic stories that celebrate the art, culture, history and creativity of people of African descent from the US and around the world
    ---Submissions here 

     Olive and Wooster is a new apartment complex in New Haven. Two dimensional, New Haven themed works are encouraged.
    -Contact Darren Seid with up to ten (10) digital samples or call (203) 826-8703 for more information.


    14 Gilbert Street West Haven
    387 Square feet ($375 plus utilities)  up to 4683 square feet ($2925 plus utilities) 
    Details here  

    The Shops at Yale and the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District
    Seeking local visual artists and musicians of all skill levels to participate in our events and activations in downtown New Haven in 2022. 
    Posted 2/2/22 opportunities throughout the year
    Details Here

     Mattatuck Museum
    Participate as one of our talented tour guides.. No previous experience in history or art is needed. Prospective docents should enjoy working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and be able to communicate with them effectively. However, there are many learning and support opportunities to grow in these areas.  Many museum perks and special treats are yours for serving this arts role.
    Details here.
    Questions, contact Angel Bleggi (203) 753-0381 x 118 or

    Singers needed for demo recordings of a new musical “Scientific Method” by composer Ted Vives aimed at Broadway. Singers with stage and acting experience are preferred. Payment is a flat rate of $55.56 per song per role portrayed. 
    Details here.
    For more information, contact Daniel Shaw at:

    Hygienic Artists Collective Live. Work. Volunteer!

    Participate in Gallery Shows, programming, networking, and critques.  Living above the Galleries: Each studio apartment includes a bedroom with flexible living/studio space, a full kitchen with dishwasher, and private bathroom. 
    Details here.


    The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street, Manchester, CT)

    New England artists of all levels of experiences and all mediums submit to  upcoming themed exhibits in the Main Street Gallery as well as to have work displayed in our non-traditional art spaces throughout our coworking, meeting and gallery space in the heart of downtown.

    Details here

    Spectrum Art Gallery

    Artisans interested in showing in the Gallery Store pieces should reflect the season! Work in fabric, leather, glass, wood, pottery and ceramics, jewelry, home décor, puzzles and games, toys, and children’s books.

    Submit at least 3 samples of your work in jpg form with a title for each piece, materials used, dimensions, and your price point which can be discussed. The file size of submissions should be about 1MB. Submit to gallery director, Barbara Nair:

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For Artists

  • Actors Fund Offers a broad spectrum of programs, a calendar of workshops and online resources to support the unique needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts
  • Alliance of Artists’ Communities Residency opportunities for artists of all disciplines
  • Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities
  • Artist Help Network Resources on artist housing, legal matters, insurance and career help
  • CODAworx World’s largest listing of RFPs and RFQs for private and public commissioned art projects
  • Connecticut Dance Alliance A non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the statewide dance community and increasing public awareness of dance in all its disciplines
  • Connecticut Visual Artist Resource Guide The Visual Artist Resource Guide includes a variety of opportunities and resources that are available to Connecticut artists. While the Guide is focused on visual artists, a number of the resources are also relevant to artists of all disciplines
  • Creative Capital Supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services
  • Creative Placemaking This Canadian site features a creative placemaking toolkit, free webinars, case studies and more
  • Creativz Research and conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers and contribute to their communities
  • Drama and Theater Resource Guide Resources about the history and craft of drama and theater, teaching and study resources and theatrical production resources, among many others.
  • Department of Economic & Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts The Office of the Arts develops and strenthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors.
  • Freelance Taxation Offers articles and tools to help freelance artists with financial management, record keeping and tax preparation
  • Freelancers Union Nonprofit organization that offers group insurance plans and individual market insurance plans to its members
  • National Association of Independent Artists  A forum for artists to communicate with one another and other people in the arts community
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Comprehensive listing of funding, learning, and exhibition opportunities
  • Professional Artist A business magazine for visual artists
  • Res Artis An association of organizations offering residencies in over 70 countries
  • Taking Care of Business Workshop Series Hear presenters from the 2010 workshop series
  • An authoritative website on art careers, schools, and artistic professional growth
  • Poets & Writers Primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers


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