Regional Initiative Grant Program (REGI)


The Regional Initiative (REGI) grant program encourages and supports small arts projects that are relevant to a community’s current society, culture and trends. REGI is a good fit for applicants that have a small arts-based project that targets a specific community matter, reflects on personal experience(s), and/or brings neighborhoods together.  REGI grants must be aligned with the Connecticut Office of the Arts' READI framework.

REGI grant requests must range between $1,000 to $4,000. Eligible applications go through a panel review process and decisions are based on available funding.  


This program is open to a wide array of applicants as highlighted below.

  • Connecticut artist (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Creative Entrepreneurs (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Curators/Event Planners (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Arts organization with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor 
  • 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of offering publicly accessible arts-based program(s) or project(s)     
  • School districts or individual Pre-K through Grade 12 schools 
  • Libraries 
  • Colleges and universities and departments of a college or university

    Note:  Individuals applying as an Artist, Creative Entrepreneur and Event Planner/Curator must be a Connecticut resident.

For More Information

Applicants may consult with COA's Designated Regional Service Organizations for assistance.