http://www.ct.gov/governorrell/cwp/view.asp?Q=318816&A=2425

CT is going to devote more funding to the arts, adding an additional 10 million to the 2.4 million yearly they currently give. The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism will administer the funds.

It is unknown how an actual artist will get access to these funds, though. It sounds like most of the money will go to the venues, as opposed to the struggling artists.