The FY24/25 State Budget for Arts, Culture and Tourism
The budget passed by the Connecticut State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont continues to underfund tourism marketing and take a scattershot approach to funding arts and culture. There are no additional investments in Connecticut Office of the Arts, Connecticut Humanities, or tourism marketing while investments in line item appropriations grew in both years over FY23. The state has also disinvested in the CT Cultural Fund in this biennium. Additional investments were made in line item appropriations with American Rescue Plan Act funds and carry forward funds.
FY24 Arts, Culture, and Tourism Funding
FY24 Arts and Culture Only Funding
FY25 Arts, Culture, and Tourism Funding
FY25 Arts and Culture Only Funding
The Governor's proposed budget adjustments for FY25 include an additional $1 million for tourism marketing but no changes to arts and culture funding.