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 nonprofit cultural/arts organizations and programs on a dollar-to-dollar matching basis and may not exceed $2,500. New partnerships with other arts-related groups are also encouraged in an effort to engage more local residents in cultural and artistic activities. The Arts Council is available to assist applicant organizations with outreach to potential partners and audiences within Anne Arundel County. Organizations may not apply for more than one Mini Grant per fiscal year.
The Fall Mini Grant FY2021 application will be available from September 14, 2020 until October 16, 2020 by 5 PM. Awards will be announced by November 4, 2020.
For Fall FY2021 Mini Grant applicants only:
In recognition of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on arts programming, organizations will be asked within the application to explain how their grant activities will comply with current public health guidelines. We encourage applicants to develop creative proposals for projects that can be delivered safely, whether virtually or utilizing social distancing measures.
This cycle, on a case-by-case basis, the Arts Council is prepared to relax the Mini Grant requirement for the 1:1 cash match. For example, in kind donations may be included in the match. The match requirement may also be reduced or waived for smaller projects, or those filling a critical need in the community.