Funding Booster Program

Our FUNDING BOOSTER PROGRAM provides monthly drop-in grant clinics, workshops, consulting, online resources, peer-to-peer resource sharing, and technical support to improve our region’s arts and cultural sector’s ability to capitalize on local, state, New England and federal grant opportunities. 

Under our leadership, this program partners with CT Office of the Arts, Community Foundation of Eastern CT, CT Humanities, New England Foundation for the Arts and Office of U.S. Rep Joe Courtney, CT 2nd District.

Our Funding Booster Program aims to improve the arts and cultural sector’s ability to apply for and win grants and to increase state, regional and federal funding to the creative sector in our region.

SIGN UP FOR FREE! To receive information and notifications about our Funding Booster Program grant clinics, grant opportunities, available technical support, and grant news.

If you are a registered Cultural Coalition member (Southeast Region Partner or Northeast Region Contact), sign up to participate in the FREE Funding Booster Program so we can help you apply for and win grants, click HERE.

Individual appointments (20 min.) available upon request.
Contact Jessica to schedule at


Funding Booster Program’s Annual NEA Information Session
Hear from NEA staff about opportunities to apply for federal grants, including Challenge America (Part 1: due April 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time).
Register for March session HERE .


February 2024 * Special Drop-In 
Focus: Engaging BIPOC Artists in Partnerships – Inspiring Change Through Authentic Collaborations
Download the notes/take-aways from the Drop-in HERE.
Also download notes from Arts Administrators of Color session on “creating a successful Arts EcoSystem in Rural Areas” HERE
Stay tuned for more from the Cultural Coalition on fostering authentic collaborations!


Grantmakers & Funders Forum: Art & Culture Insights & Information – Sept. 26, 2023
Connect with Jessica at for information about funding from foundations and grantmakers for the arts and cultural sector.


Grant Writing 101 Training/Refresher – May 9, 2023
Connect with Jessica at for information about best practices for grant writing for nonprofit organizations, artists & businesses.


NEA Workshop – You Can’t Get a NEA Grant If You Don’t Apply! – Tuesday, March 14, 2023
NEA Presentation slidesdownload PDF

Connect with Jessica at for more information.