Community Art Grants

A General Operating Grant is awarded to established nonprofit cultural/arts organizations which have existed for more than one year and have IRS 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt status. A General Operating Grant supports ongoing activities of successful organizations.

A Founding Grant is a one-time award to new nonprofit cultural/arts organizations which has not received prior grant funding from the Arts Council.  Founding Grant applicants must be non-profit Maryland corporations with an IRS 501C-3 status.


APPLY: FY 2019 Applications will be OPEN from March 15, 2018 thru April 17, 2018


NEW IN SEPTEMBER 2017:  Go SMART Online Applicant Dashboard Tutorial

Please contact the Arts Council Office if you have any additional questions: 410-222-7949.

Click on our grantees below to learn more about them!

All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis

The AngelWing Project, Inc.

Annapolis Arts District, Inc.

Annapolis Chamber Players

Annapolis Film Festival, Inc.

Annapolis Maritime Museum

Ann Arundel County Historical Society

Annapolis Opera

Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Annapolis the Beautiful, d/b/a ArtWalk

Anne Arundel Community Concert Association

Anne Arundel County Trust For Preservation

Anne Arundel Vocal Arts Society

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Captain Avery Museum

Chesapeake Arts Center

Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

Compass Rose Theater

Creating Communities, Corp.

The Creative and Performing Arts of South County

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Hammond-Harwood House

Heritage Harbour Chorus

Historic Annapolis

Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Foundation

Live Arts Maryland

Londontown Foundation

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra

Maryland Concert Series

Maryland Federation of Art

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College

National Ballet Institute for the Arts

Pasadena Theatre Company, Inc.

South County Concert Association

West Arundel Creative Arts

World Artists Experiences