Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP) serves as the state’s official folk and traditional arts initiative. CCHAP explores the rich diversity of Connecticut’s ethnic and occupational communities and artists, developing partnerships that help to bring their deeply rooted cultural practices and artistic expressions to wider public attention. Our collaborative work fosters sustainability of traditions by encouraging tradition bearers to continue and pass on their unique cultural knowledge. Our public projects enhance understanding of the artists, art forms, histories, values, and sense of place that define Connecticut and its communities.

  • CCHAP Artists CCHAP Artists

    Folk and traditional artists, their work, and their communities.

  • CCHAP Communities CCHAP Communities

    Cultural groups contributing to Connecticut’s sense of place.

  • CCHAP Projects CCHAP Projects

    25 years of collaborative folklife projects.

  • CCHAP Exhibits CCHAP Exhibits

    Selected exhibits developed in partnership with artists, tradition bearers, Connecticut communities, and folklife organizations.

  • CCHAP Gallery CCHAP Gallery

    View a sampling of Connecticut’s folk and traditional artists and their work, as well as images from CCHAP activities.