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MCA Matching Funds Arts & Culture Grant Program (Connecticut)


The Middletown Commission on the Arts welcomes grant applications for programs and/or projects that enrich the lives of Middletown residents through the arts & culture.

Donor Name: Middletown Commission on the Arts

State: Connecticut

City: Middletown

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/17/2022

Size of the Grant: $8,000

Grant Duration: 12 months


It shall be the policy of the MCA to encourage and stimulate artistic and cultural creativity within the community through a Matching Funds Program. The intent of the Matching Funds Program is to provide eligible applicants support for artistic/cultural projects and events that benefit Middletown residents.

Types of Grant

Commission funded art & culture related programs, projects, events or performances include but are not limited to the mediums of dance, music, theatre, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media, literature, folk life/traditional arts and the humanities. MCA is particularly interested in proposals that reach the city’s children and youth population as well as residents in all of the community’s diversity. Creatives are encouraged to design and implement community art & culture related programming that promotes and fosters an audience of art appreciators, community engagements and cultural learning experiences. PLEASE NOTE: Proposals for parades, festivals, and mural or sculpture projects must submit a letter of intent to the Mayor’s Office and receive approval before submitting a MCA grant application.

    • funding support greater than $8,000 toward the general operations of a nonprofit arts organization.
    • Nonprofit organizations need only to apply for GOS.
    • funding support in any amount up to $7,999 toward an art & culture related project by either an organization, business, or an individual. Limited to one (1) award per 12 month period.

Eligibility Criteria

City of Middletown residents and nonresident individuals planning an arts & cultural activity in Middletown Arts Organizations registered as nonprofit with the State of Connecticut Secretary of the State and with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; businesses with minimum 3 years continuous history or Non-local arts groups and non-local arts organizations (with proof of 501(c)(3) status) planning an arts & cultural activity in Middletown.

The applicant’s programming, project or event must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Artistic and cultural focus
  • Viability & likelihood of success
  • Provide a unique service
  • Fulfill an unmet need

For more information, visit Municipal Grant Awards.

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