The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is a private, non-profit organization with the mission to encourage and invest in the visual arts, performing arts and historic preservation for the people of Anne Arundel County. The Arts Council’s vision is to serve as the premier resource for the cultural arts community in the County, providing leadership in advocacy, funding, programming, promotion, and information sharing in order to help create and sustain a vibrant cultural community that enriches the quality of life for every county resident.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s Mini-Grant program is designed to support innovative, well-defined arts-related projects that are directed to a new or broader audience, preferably within underserved communities. They are awarded to eligible organizations and programs on a dollar-to-dollar matching basis and may not exceed $2,500. New partnerships with other arts or community organizations are encouraged in an effort to engage more local residents in cultural and artistic activities. ACAAC is available to assist applicants with outreach and marketing to potential partners and audiences within Anne Arundel County. Organizations may not apply for more than one Mini-Grant per fiscal year.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has adopted new goals directed towards increasing the diversity of artists and arts organizations supported by its grant programs. This includes artistic activities that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Mini-grant applications for projects that reflect these goals, including partnerships among grantees for these purposes, are definitely encouraged.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021 at midnight. Applications must be completed online through the ACAAC GO Grants portal