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 2018 Applications will be OPEN from March 23, 2017 thru April 20, 2017

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Paper Applications will no longer be available and will not be accepted.

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 Film Festival, Inc.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
Annapolis Opera
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
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
Heritage Harbour Chorus
Historic Annapolis
Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Foundation
Live Arts Maryland
Londontown Foundation
Londontowne Symphony Orchestra
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.
Performing Arts Association of Linthicum
South County Concert Association
West Arundel Creative Arts
World Artists Experiences