The main act in the 36-hour fundraising frenzy known as The Great Give will be May 4-5, but you can start donating on Monday, April 25. We’ve traditionally raised nearly half of the funds for our Artists’ Awards grant program through the Great Give, so please help us continue that trend. To date, our grants, totaling $20,000, have gone to eight Connecticut performing artists to create new work in music, dance and drama, for premiere at the festival.


Applications for a new round of grants, totaling $15,000, will open in mid-May. Check our website or sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page for details and/or notification when the application form goes live.

Be sure to follow the Great Give’s main event on May 4-5, during which we’ll be eligible for matches and incentive prizes. Visit our Great Give profile page and please be as generous as you can be. Donations of any amount are welcome!