Category Archives: Art Grants

Arts Council Mini-Grant Deadline April 15th

Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center for African Cultures, Kwame Ansah-Brew, conducting a Workshop for young students. Thank you!

Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center for African Cultures, Kwame Ansah-Brew, conducting a Workshop for young students.

An Arts Grant can help your organization reach new audiences in Anne Arundel County.  The deadline is April 15th.  A mini grant is one type of grant funded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

A $2,500 Mini Grant awarded for fiscal year 2016 to the Performing Arts Center for African Culture (PACAC) in Laurel has helped to fund drumming, dance, game and storytelling workshops.

The Mini Grant program was designed to provide matching funds to community based organizations that can enable them to produce targeted arts activities and reach underserved audiences.

PACAC grants provide funds for programs that focus on authentic African music, rhythms, dances of antiquity and storytelling.   Giving students the opportunity to experience the interpretation of rhythmic patterns and movements is just one of the benefits of a PACAC Community Drum Circle Event.

FY2017 General Operating, Founding and Mini Grants  are submitted between March 15,–April 15, 2016.   The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC) is a on-profit umbrella organization supporting the arts and historic restoration in Anne Arundel County. ACAAC provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations, providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions. Visit the grant information on our website to learn more.

 

Strategic +Grant

Grant applications for Strategic Grants are currently being accepted online between October 8th and October 23rd.

What ideas has your organization been considering to expand your reach throughout the county and the state of Maryland?  Do you want to launch a new exhibit?  Would you like to make a movie or produce a stage production never seen before.  Is there important research or documentation you’d like to undertake?

IF you are  a 501C-3 organization in Anne Arundel County currently receiving a general operating grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and have a new idea for impacting the community you serve and reaching out to  a new audience, now is the time of year to submit your proposal.  Instructions and the portal is available on this website under the “grants’ heading. Remember that your proposal cannot have been previously funded.

Projects seeking funding should have a demonstrated public value of arts and culture worthy of merit to the community and represent a novel, unusual or creative approach to the arts not previously offered by your organization. Your proposal should include a new collaboration or partnership and have clearly defined goals and measurable outcomes. Be prepared to maintain complete and accurate records of all the activities connected with grant and utilize generally accepted accounting principles. More details regarding grant requirements are on our website.FY 2016 STRATEGIC IMPACT GRANT GUIDELINES 5-Student Exhibit at Mitchell Gallery

Mural Contest

What do Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Rivera, and Michelangelo have in common? They were all muralists, committed to sharing their artistic vision with the community.  Murals provide the opportunity for artists to interact with their environment.  In the public debate, this past week has been the mural recently painted above Tsunami in Annapolis on West Street. It doesn’t matter which side you’re on, the debate has gotten people thinking and talking about art in public places. Opportunity knocks for aspiring muralists, with a contest and opportunity to paint a mural in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. The winning artist will receive a $5000 prize in addition to expenses for materials. The deadline is coming up fast. Only one week is left before June 26th.

The link on the site is to download the application.  To submit you will need to scan it, fax it or mail to the arts council.
If you scan the application,  email it to brenda.collins@acaac.org.
If you fax it, the number is 410.222.4068.
If  you mail it, the address is:
2666 Riva Rd
Annapolis, Md 21401

The guideline details are below. Good Luck and may the best muralist win!

 

The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District is the location of the future mural

The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District is the location of the future mural

ENTRY DETAILS
The deadline for entries is June 26, 2015. Entries must be submitted on a small but accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. You must include a budget of expenses that includes the artists cost for materials and design. The cost of the canvas and installation will be the responsibility of the Arts Council. Artist resume and images/locations of recent murals should also be included. Artist must sign a liability waiver to cover them while working at 47 Spa Road. Entries must be mailed or delivered with the entry form ( download by visiting the “exhibits” page under the “Artists” button on this website) and either sent electronically or delivered to the office of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries become the property of the Arts Council and cannot be returned. The winning entry will be selected by the Exhibit Committee of the Arts Council. For questions, please contact Brenda Collins at brenda.collins@acaac.org.

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

Mural Competition

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

Please note that a $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner and that the deadline has been extended to June 26th.
Calling all artists who are residents of Anne Arundel County to submit your design for a temporary mural to be placed on a permanent structure, the east side wall of 47 Spa Road. Bring beauty and vitality to the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment district with a painted creation that will be approximately 60’ wide and 12’ high. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is sponsoring this competition and the June 26th deadline is almost here. So start sketching up an accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. Come up with a budget that includes your cost for designing and materials. Carefully read the guidelines below and good luck. Remember, in order to be selected you need to enter the competition.
ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to all artists over the age of 18 who reside in Anne Arundel County. Entries must be original works in any two dimensional media following the guidelines below.

ENTRY DETAILS
The deadline for entries is June 26, 2015. Entries must be submitted on a small but accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. You must include a budget of expenses that includes the artists cost for materials and design. The cost of the canvas and installation will be the responsibility of the Arts Council. Artist resume and images/locations of recent murals should also be included. Artist must sign a liability waiver to cover them while working at 47 Spa Road. Entries must be mailed or delivered with the attached form to the office of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries become the property of the Arts Council and cannot be returned. The winning entry will be selected by the Exhibit Committee of the Arts Council. For questions, please contact Brenda Collins at brenda.collins@acaac.org.

RUBYS =Grants for Artists

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a  documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

Artists and writers are you eligible for a Ruby Grant? The 2015 Rubys Grants in Literary and Visual Arts will begin accepting proposals on June 1, 2015 for funding of up to $10,000. Deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2015. The Rubys support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media and literary artists.

Who is eligible? Any artist working in literary or visual arts, over 21 years of age, and who lives in Baltimore City or the five surrounding counties (Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard). Open to both emerging and established artists at any point in their career.

How much are the grants? Artists may ask for up to $10,000. There is no minimum. Matching funds are not required.

How do I apply? Applications are accepted online only. Check the Rubys website for the application link and to download the grant guidelines.

Where do I get more information? Attend the free grant information session which will discuss all details of the grant application and grant writing tips.

June 22, 2015 at 6-7pm
Anne Arundel Community College
Design Studio 313 / Cade Building
101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012
RSVP for the session here.
This session is sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College

The Rubys Artist Project Grant program was established by GBCA in 2013 with the vision and initial funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Rubys provide meaningful support directly to artists.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life. GBCA aims to promote the region’s creative sector and significantly increase artists’ and organizations’ capacity to do great work.