State / National Arts Agencies

Americans for the Arts

The Americans for the Arts' mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

Connecticut Arts Alliance

Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 2005. CAA is led by artists, educators, and arts executives from all over our state. Our unified voice promotes the importance of the arts in building healthy, vibrant, and connected communities.

Connecticut Office of the Arts

The Connecticut Office of the Arts animates a culture of creativity across Connecticut by supporting arts making and arts participation for all people.

Department of Economic & Community Development Offices of Culture & Tourism

The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly-changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education and arts and culture.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation. NEFA contributes to a nation where artists flourish and communities celebrate art as essential to a thriving, equitable society.

Shoreline Arts Alliance

For nearly 40 years, Shoreline Arts Alliance has enriched Connecticut’s cultural landscape through our programs, arts advocacy, and mission to Transform Lives Through the Arts. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to Educate, Encourage, Enrich, and Engage and we follow these guiding principles in all areas of our work