February: Session gavels in, public hearings begin

March: First committees reach deadlines to report out bills

April: Budget committee deadlines arrive, floor debates begin

May: Session ends, parties nominate candidates at conventions

June: Candidates petitioning to primary reach filing deadline

July: Candidates file Q2 campaign finance reports

August: State holds primaries, if needed

September: General election campaign unofficially kicks off

October: Candidates debate, file Q3 campaign finance reports

November: Election Day


Cultural Coalition Legislative Briefing 2022 Presentation

CT Arts Alliance – Inspiring Support for the Arts
Connecticut Arts Alliance is a statewide non-profit organization that works to build political, financial, and grassroots support to ensure that arts are a vital part of life for everyone in Connecticut.
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Municipal Aid – Request for 1% to Arts & Culture
Letter to Municipal CEOs –AFTA State_One_Sheet_CT

Americans for the Arts – State of CT Report AFTA State_CT Red Alert


  • Legislators Contact List
  • Committee Representation
  • Committee Meeting & Event Schedule
  • Bill Information & Tracking
  • Testifying at a Public Hearing
  • Media Sources (CT-N, Livestream, YouTube)
Technical Considerations
Best Practices for Virtual Experiences


There are two ways to participate in this process:

Testify in person – learn more by clicking HERE and HERE
And/or Submit written testimony –

It is important to personalize your testimony, but below are our key recommendations for this legislative session.


Eastern CT Delegation Report on Arts & Culture – May 30 2021 Legislative Session




Legislative Briefing 2022 Presentation

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: Appropriations Committee
Cultural Coalition Testimony Appropriations Committee 2.16.22

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: S.B. No. 465 “An Act Concerning the Purchase and Transfer of Works of Art for State Building Projects”
Cultural Coalition Testimony GAE Committee 3.24.22


Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: S.B. 146 An Act Authorizing Sports Wagering, Online Casino Gaming, Online Lottery and Online Keno
Testimony SB 146 Cultural Coalition 3.2.2021

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: Governor’s Proposed FY 2022-2023 Budget
Testimony Approps Comm Gov’s Proposed FY2-23 Budget SCCC 2.18.21

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: H.B. 6119 An Act Concerning Arts, Culture and Tourism Funding
Testimony Commerce Comm HB 6119 SCCC 2.10.21

Cultural Coalition Testimony H.B. 6103 An Act Concerning Property Tax Exemptions For Property Used For Charitable Purposes
Testimony H.B. 6103 Planning and Dev Comm_Nonprofit Tax_ SCCC Feb 2 2021 FINAL


Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: Municipal Cultural Districts
Testimony Planning and Dev Comm_Cultural Districts_ SCCC Mar 21 2019

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption
Testimony Planning and Dev Comm_Nonprofit Tax_ SCCC Mar 6 2019 FINAL

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: DECD Funding for Arts & Culture
Testimony Appropriations Comm_SCCC Feb 27 2019 FINAL

Cultural Coalition Action Regarding Comprehensive Tax Reform
SECT_Tax Reform Letter Nov 17.2017

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: DECD Funding for Arts & Culture
SCCC Testimony Governor’s Budget 1.17.2017

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: DECD Funding for CT Humanities
Testimony CT Humanities DECD- SCCC 2017

Cultural Coalition Testimony Re: CT Percent for Art Funding
Testimony SB0373 Percent for Art 2017


To view the pdf of our presentation at our February 2017 legislative breakfast, SECT Cultural Coalition- Leg Presentation-Full 2017

To view the pdf of our presentation at our first legislative breakfast in April 2015, SECT Cultural Coalition- Leg Presentation-Full.