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. Please schedule with:
Funding Booster Coordinator, Dia Baxter at
Contact Jessica (through June 21) at



June 11th, 10-11am
General help and information session. Bring your questions, make connections!
Meet & Greet with NEW Funding Booster Coordinator, Dia Baxter.
Register HERE for Zoom info.


Grant Writing 101 – Refresher for Nonprofits – May 29, 2024
Download the presentation slides HERE. Learn how to hone your narratives, create budgets like a pro, and put your best foot forward in the grant arena.

Grant Writing 101 for Artists – April 9, 2024
Download the presentation slides HERE. Grant writing tips and tricks specifically for individual artists.

NEA Workshop – You Can’t Get a NEA Grant If You Don’t Apply! – Tuesday, March 12, 2024
NEA Grants Overview Presentation slides – download PDF HERE
HERE is the link to the “First Time Applicants Guide”
Click HERE for the (1 hr.) recording. Password:  X92SYq0$
Connect with Jessica at for more information about getting ready and applying for NEA grants.

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.