We mainly do this by awarding grants. Every year we offer at least 4 grants that are made available to non-profit organizations and schools in Anne Arundel County.
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.
An Arts in Education Grant is awarded each year to one (1) Residency and one (1) Auditorium of a registered public or private school in Anne Arundel County to help fund their artistically driven educational programs. Read more.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Inc. (ACAAC) Mini-Grant program assists community-based organizations to produce and present arts activities for Anne Arundel County Residents. This program was created to extend Arts Council funding to a broader range of organizations, for targeted arts related activities, and to reach under-served audiences.
Mini- Grant funding has also been generously provided through the Arts Council’s Community Partner, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC). Together with its Fund Holders and Donors, CFAAC is committed to creating opportunities for citizens from all County communities to enjoy increased access to the arts, culture, and our natural resources.
Strategic Impact Grants are earmarked for Projects that fall outside of an Organization’s regularly scheduled programming, to allow for a major change in the way an Organization is able to impact the Arts within the community.
The Invitation to Apply is open to recipients of current Community Arts Grant recipients only.