DECD Office of the Arts
The Office of the Arts develops and strengthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors.

CT Visual Artist Resource Guide
The Visual Artist Resource Guide includes a variety of opportunities and resources available to Connecticut artists. The Visual Artist Resource Guide was created for the Taking Care of Business – Career Strategies for Visual Artists workshop series and was prepared by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of resources.

CT Humanities
Connecticut Humanities creates opportunities to think, learn and understand more about ourselves, our communities and our state. We believe this work is essential to a democratic society, to the well-being of the people, and to the economic vitality of Connecticut.

Connecticut Trust
The Connecticut Trust’s mission is to preserve the character and ensure the vitality of Connecticut’s historically significant places. Through education, advocacy, collaboration and support, the Trust assists residents and community organizations throughout the state to preserve, protect, and revitalize Connecticut’s historically significant communities.

Connecticut’s Official Tourism Website (
The Office of Tourism works to make tourism a leading economic contributor and a source of pride for Connecticut. The office partners with the Connecticut business community and three tourism districts to position the state as a prime destination for leisure and business travelers and encourage strategic investment. The office offers a broad range of services, including marketing, research, hospitality services, direct sales and business marketing assistance. The Office of Tourism operates Connecticut’s four welcome centers and the State’s official tourism website.

CT Tourism Districts
Connecticut’s regional tourism districts are supported with an annual appropriation from the State of Connecticut. The districts and CCT meet monthly to coordinate marketing and branding efforts and work collaboratively on major cooperative projects identified annually. Each district offers a range of marketing, product development and industry assistance outreach programs. Each serves as the primary source for detailed information about their area and markets.

Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer)
The Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer) is a public-private regional economic development agency serving the towns of New London County Connecticut. Our mission is to promote and preserve the region’s attractiveness, to encourage new businesses, and to assist and to nurture existing and expanding local enterprises.

Nonprofit Resource Center at The New London Library
The Public Library of New London, in partnership with the Foundation Center, offers a Non Profit Resource Center to the hundreds of non profits in the area. It offers access to information on 100,000 grantmakers and 2.3 million grants through the Foundation Center Online Databases; a variety of non profit literature including periodicals and books on topics ranging from non profit management, to marketing, to social media, to finances, to grant writing and fundraising; and monthly workshops and networking events designed to help non profits better fulfill their mission.