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Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: caitlin@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
 

County Arts Agencies

Call for Panelists: MSAC Arts in Education: 2/10

Seeking paid panelists to revise MSAC’s? Arts in Education grant program!

This spring, MSAC is facilitating the public-led revision of the Arts in Education (AiE) program, which funds arts education projects in Maryland’s schools and community settings. This effort is based on a need to clarify the program’s policies to provide equitable access to funds and ensure funding opportunities reach across the state of Maryland. The next step of this process is to identify a panel of editors who will work with MSAC staff to develop the policy recommendations that will improve the public service of the AiE grant program.

Consider completing an application to serve as an editor in this process. All selected editors will be expected to:

  • Become familiar with the previous policies and procedures of the AiE grant program

  • Work with MSAC staff to revise AiE policies and procedures in alignment with public need and the goals of the current MSAC strategic plan

  • Be available to participate in at least two virtual meetings (see below dates) to discuss the above issues and develop procedure and policy recommendations for further consideration by MSAC staff, council, and Department of Commerce leadership

  • Editor Meeting #1: March 7, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • Editor Meeting #2: March 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What we are looking for:

  • Maryland residents with backgrounds in a variety of arts administration and cultural worker roles, or who are interested in learning how changes are considered and implemented within MSAC.

  • Artists and artist organizations who are currently on the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster are highly encouraged to apply. 

  • Members of sites who have participated in previously AiE-funded projects are highly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

  • Click the Apply Now button below to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple. You must be registered as an “Independent Artist” to apply to be an editor. 
  • Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call."
  • Select "Program Editor" from the first drop down option. 
  • Select “Arts in Education Grant” as the Grant Program from the second drop down option.
  • Click "Save Draft" at the bottom to populate the application.
  • Complete the application and click “Submit.”

Editors will receive a minimum of $400 upon completion of assigned tasks, with the possibility of additional compensation if more than two virtual meetings are needed. Internet access is required, and a Gmail account is recommended to participate.

Deadline: Februray 10, 2023

To apply create an account HERE 

For questions, contact Arts in Education Program Director, Lizzie Morales, at elizabeth.morales@maryland.gov or (443) 794-7564. 

Call for Entries: 9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition: 2/10

This 9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE), sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition offering $6,500 in cash prizes.

Show Dates:

The exhibition will run from April 1-22, 2023, in the Saville and Schwab Galleries of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD. Cumberland is located in the scenic and historic Mountain Maryland region, roughly midway between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

The Public Opening and Awards Ceremony is scheduled Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 6-8 PM

Background

The ANPCE has grown to become one the largest and most respected juried shows in the country. Since its inception in 2015, photographers from all 50 states have entered work, seeking national recognition and the opportunity to win cash awards.

In 2022, the show attracted 819 entries from 252 photographers nationwide, with 65 works making the final cut for exhibit in the ANPCE physical and on-line galleries.

Juror

Some of the country’s foremost fine-art authorities have juried the show. The 2023 juror is Todd J. Tubutis, Director and Curator of the Art Museum at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Executive Director of Blue Sky Gallery, a non-profit venue in Portland, OR, dedicated to international contemporary photography. He is also a former exhibition project director at the Field Museum in Chicago. He has taught and conducted research in cultural and visual anthropology in the U.S., Canada, and Hungary.

Previous ANPCE jurors have included Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; Dan Leers of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA; Shannon Thomas Perich of the Smithsonian’s Photographic History Collection; David Oresick of the Mattress Factory; Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review; and nationally recognized photographers Brownie Harris and Kenneth Garrett.

  • Applicants may enter no more than six (6) entries, with no maximum per category.
  • Artwork must meet the following criteria:
  • All entries MUST be for sale.
  • All entries must be original and created by the applicant.
  • No entries will be accepted which have been previously exhibited in the Allegany Arts Council galleries.

Although there is no restriction on when entries were created, artists are encouraged to enter their latest work.

Photographers may enter in any of the following three categories:

Category 1: Color

Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in color on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc.), maximum 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging.

Category 2: Monochrome/Black and White

Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in black and white or monochrome on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc.), maximum 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging. 

Category 3: Photography as Sculpture

The Photography as Sculpture category is about expanding the two-dimensional photographic plane into a three-dimensional installation. This should be accomplished by incorporating a dynamic combination of materials, methods, and concepts that challenge traditional photography boundaries.

We are looking for an original approach which merges photographic image(s) and material and inhabits a three-dimensional space in a unique, creative and non-traditional installation. 

Submissions may combine any media, but must be fundamentally photography-based. This category does NOT include: applied texture on the surface of a two-dimensional (flat) print; stereoscopic photographs; two-dimensional (flat) prints that portray a perspective shift, or pseudo-3D images. 

The artwork installation must be ready for display; free-standing, placed on a pedestal, or wired for hanging. Overall size may not exceed 84” in height and 48" in length and width. Weight may not exceed 40 lbs. If needed, standard electrical AC power (60Hz, 120V) is available. To best represent the work, we REQUIRE the artist to submit a short video under 5MB incorporating multiple views of the installation. Written commentary describing the installation is also required.

Entries MUST meet the above definition to qualify for jurying.

For submission and more information, CLICK HERE

Call for Artists: HCAC's ARTsites: 02/22

Project Description

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its 12th Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2023-July 2024. HCAC’s goal is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art. 

HCAC will administer the selection process and provide an identification plaque for each work and promotional support for the exhibit. HCAC staff will serve as a liaison with site administrators. Sale of artwork will be encouraged; a 20% commission of work sold as a result of the exhibit will go to HCAC. Work must remain on view for the duration of the entire exhibit. 

Grant Awards

HCAC will provide up to 12 artists with a $3,000 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist a separate grant will be awarded for each piece. Selected artists will receive two grant payments, one after the contract is signed and the sculpture is installed, the other after the sculpture is de-installed and the site is returned to its original condition.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, with public art experience that is commensurate with this project’s scope. HCAC Board, staff and their immediate family members, and selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. In addition to finished pieces, proposed work will also be considered (based on previous examples of public work). 

Click here for more information, and here to apply.

Call for Artists: Mountain Maryland Plein Air: 2/28

Mountain Maryland Plein Air

For 12 years, the Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition has served Western Maryland as its premiere plein air event, bringing artists from across the United States to the heart of Appalachia for a week of artistry and beauty.

After more than a year of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 11th Annual event took place in 2021, with a modified schedule and an array of new and creative efforts. This extraordinary program concluded with record-breaking attendance, sponsorship and sales!

We are pleased to announce we will be moving to a bi-annual schedule, with the next Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition to take place in June 12-17, 2023.

Call for Entry

Entries are now being accepted for the 2023 program and artists may apply through CAFE.  No submissions will be accepted which are sent directly to the organization. Artists must create a free account with CAFE to access calls prior to entry. 30 painters will be selected to become our Class of 2023.

The deadline to enter is February 28, 2023, and invited artists will be notified on March 9, 2023

What is the MMPA?

Plein Air painting has been around for hundreds of years...why? There are few things as inspiring as taking brush and canvas outdoors, capturing the beauty of whatever may be happening in a given moment. Evidence of this early movement are rooted in Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and the Barbizon School.

The movement has grown, and today there are plein air competitions all around the country, showcasing some of the finest artists in this genre.

What makes these competitions special is the format - artists arrive in a location, many of which they have never been, and scout out places to paint, rain or shine. They paint continuously over a period of time, only unveiling their completed works at the conclusion of the competition. It is fast, requires tremendous discipline and artistry, and separates the casual artist from those who can dream, paint and complete works in a brief period.

For 12 years, the Allegany Arts Council has hosted its own Plein Air competition, and it’s not just for the artists. The 12th MMPA is a week-long series of events and activities for painters and those interested in collecting, observing or trying their hand at plein air painting themselves. And what better time after two years of a global pandemic to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings?

To apply click HERE

Call for Artists: Paint It! Ellicott City: 4/12

About the Event & Exhibit

Artists will paint in the historic district of Ellicott City, Maryland for three days in mid-June, creating original artwork that will be shown in a six-week exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts' Gallery I. Artists who are not juried into the exhibit may still participate in the Open Paint portion of the event. Participating artists will also enjoy a welcome reception, an exhibit reception, and juror's awards. For more information, please visit our website.

Eligibility

All artists working en plein air, in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, aged 18 years and older, are eligible to apply.

Entry Fee

A non-refundable entry of $30 is due with entry. All fees go toward awards and costs for the event. Submit fee here.

Sales

A 20% commission will be retained by HCAC on all sales of artwork included in the exhibit, as well as any sales during the plein air event. Work is not required to be for sale.

Awards

Nearly $10,000 in cash awards will be presented by the juror and sponsors. 

Agreement

The decision of the juror is final. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. HCAC reserves the right to photograph artwork and artists for publicity and educational purposes and to use images of submitted work for the same purposes. HCAC reserves the right to reject work not suitably presented. All work must be original, no reproductions (including giclee, commercially printed, or computer-generated reproductions of paintings, drawings, etc.) Submission of an entry constitutes understanding and agreement with all conditions mentioned in the prospectus.

To enter, submit the following:

1. $30 entry fee - submit here

2. Complete online application below, including up to four (4) images. Submit digital files in .jpg format only. Label files with the last name and corresponding entry number (Smith_1.jpg). Files should be less than 1 MB. Entries must be submitted digitally by 11:59 PM on April 12th.

Questions about the event or application can be directed to  exhibits@hocoarts.org.

To apply click HERE

Call for Applicants: Arts in Education Grant: 06/30

Arts in Education Grant from Harford County Cultural Arts Board support high-quality arts experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade audiences, or other institutional or targeted settings for any age underserved population, in Harford County.  Accepted on a rolling basis while grant funds remain.  

What are the benefits of Arts in Education Grant-funded activities?

  • Create new brain connections  - this is how we learn new things

  • Expand on concepts in different ways

  • Excite and inspire students, staff, and teachers

  • Help us understand each other, especially those who are different

  • Start conversations

  • Teach problem-solving

  • Can be integrated into any subject - any theme - any developmental levels

What activities can Arts in Education grants funds support?

  • High-quality arts experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade audiences, or other institutional or targeted settings for any age underserved population

  • These are usually Artists in Residence or Visiting Performances within a school, government facility, or community-based nonprofit setting. 

  • Artists in Residence: bring a teaching artist on-site to work with students within your setting over a defined period of time

  • Visiting Performers: arts performances and/or one-time workshops

Where to find teaching artists: 

  • Maryland State Arts Council: Teaching Artist Roster

  • Arts for Learning Maryland has rosters too, include one of just remote programming

  • Other rosters are available - contact Jessica Cleaver for help expanding your search

  • For programming featuring artists who are not on rosters, applications require resume and references.

Grant funds may also be used for off-site activities, including the following:

  • Ticket costs and transportation for visits to Maryland or Washington DC museums

  • Ticket costs and transportation for visits to Maryland or Washington DC arts performances

  • In the wake of Covid-19, many teaching artists, performing arts groups, and museums have already created virtual programs suitable for your community's needs!

Contact Jessica Cleaver to discuss other possibilities 

What is not eligible?

  • Arts in Education Grants may NOT be used for the following:?

  • Programs presented by school or organizational staff.  However, contractual artists, including recurrently contracted artists providing supplementary programming, are eligible

  • Programs presented by organizations receiving general operating support from Harford County Cultural Arts Board

  • Artists-in-residence or visiting performer programs presented by artists who live outside of Maryland

  • Ticket costs to museums or performances located outside of Maryland/Washington DC

  • Transportation to museums or performances located outside of Maryland/Washington DC

  • General art supplies or equipment

Who may apply?

  • Nonprofit schools, government facilities, or community-based nonprofit settings in Harford County serving a targeted traditionally-underserved population, including but not limited to the following:

  • Harford County Public Schools

  • Preschools

  • Montessori schools

  • Charter schools

  • Private schools 

  • Before-school and after-school programs

  • Government or nonprofit institutional settings, such as

  • Nursing home

  • Prison

  • Long-term care facility

  • Other nonprofit or government programs serving

  • People with disabilities

  • Senior citizens

  • Veterans

  • other underserved populations

How to get started  

  • Decide which, or what kind of, program you want to bring to your community 

  • Contact artist or booking agent to determine costs

  • Go to Grants Workspace

  • Create a profile for your school, government facility, or community-based nonprofit setting.

  • Complete and submit application

Schools are not required to complete their own application.  PTA and other volunteers may be official grant contact. 

School principal or executive director will be included on application and all communications.  

If necessary, experts can help brainstorm and identify artists to work with your program 

Please note:

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis - as long as funds remain. 

  • Applications received by the 25th of each month** will receive an email with decision by the 15th of the following month. **Applications are not reviewed during the months of July or September.

  • A signed contract or invoice between applicant (grantee) organization and artist/venue need not be in place before applying.  However, it will be required before grant funds are released

  • Grantee organization must provide a final report including statistics and a minimum of three photographs.

  • Harford County Public Schools are encouraged to coordinate with Mary Beth Stapleton, Manager of Family and Community Partnerships.

Click HERE to apply.

 

Call for Teachers: Head Start: Rolling

Head StART in ART: Program Description 

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) partners with the Ellicott City and Old Cedar Lane Head Start Centers on artist- in-residence programs for children ages 3-5 enrolled in Head Start.  This partnership, Head StART in ART, provides these children with an in-depth, hands-on artistic experience and ensures access to the arts that they might not otherwise have. The program will include 6-8 artists of different disciplines, offering a wide variety of new experiences for the children. The opportunity for such experiences during these formative years can have a direct impact on a child's development, as well as future appreciation of and involvement in the arts. HCAC coordinates, administers, and funds the project. HCAC begins by selecting an artist who is experienced in conducting school residency programs, particularly for young children, and then works closely with the artist and the Head Start staff to create a thematic program that is both enriching and developmentally appropriate.  The children work with the artist and create something of which they, their parents, and teachers can be proud. 

Opportunity

Teaching artists in a variety of arts disciplines are sought for residencies in support of Pre-K curriculum in the Ellicott City and Old Cedar Lane Head Start Centers (ages 3-5).   

Selected artist(s)/residencies: 

  • Serve between 3-6 classes, 20-25 students per class, possibly over an extended period of ti

  • May be scheduled with the Center anytime between October-May during the school year

  • Culminate with a performance (for performing arts) or exhibit (for visual arts) that parents may attend

Requirements

  • Selected artists must have previous experience working with children, Pre-K preferred. 

  • If selected artists have not been fingerprinted and have background checks on file, they should be prepared to do so. 

  • For the 2020/2021 school year, artists are required to provide a virtual option. Please outline how your residency can be held virtually in your proposal. 

To Apply

Please submit:

1) Your proposed residency, including timeline, unit plan, materials list, perceived outcomes and goals as related to MSDE standards for Pre-K.

2) Resume

3) Three references

4) Samples of student work

5) Fee structure

Click HERE to apply 

 

 

Grant Opportunity: Howard Grant Program: ROLLING

Creative Howard Grant Program Guidelines

Grant activities must take place within this grant period, ending June 30, 2023; projects are not funded retroactively, please plan ahead.

FY23 Application Calendar

September 1, 2022: Grant applications available online (Rolling deadline based on funds available; applications due 60 days prior to proposed project start date.)

November 1, 2022: Earliest project start date for projects. (Applications submitted by 11:59 PM EST on the first day of the month will be reviewed that month; applications received after that will be reviewed the following month.)

April 1, 2023: Last deadline for FYE June 30, 2023.

Final Report Due within 15 business days of project completion.

Creative Howard Overview

The purpose of the Creative Howard grant program is to strengthen the vitality of the Howard County arts community and recognize the role of small nonprofit arts organizations and arts businesses in Howard County’s creative eco-system.

The goals for Creative Howard are:

  • To increase access to the process of requesting grants to arts organizations and support needs in the arts community that may fall outside of the eligibility requirements of HCAC’s Community Arts Development grant program.

  • To provide small non-profit 501c3- designated arts organizations with a foundation to apply for future Community Arts Development grants.

  • Creative Howard supports eligible activities of small arts organizations (both 501c3 nonprofit arts organizations and for- and nonprofit arts businesses) with grants up to $2,500. There is no matching fund requirement for Creative Howard grants. Applicants may receive funding for only one application per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Deadline

The deadline for Creative Howard is rolling. The deadline to submit the application is the first day of each month at 11:59PM.  Applications will be reviewed monthly and Creative Howard grants will be awarded throughout the fiscal year until total funding allocated for the program is awarded.

HCAC will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2022 for the FY23 application cycle. The grant period for FY23 ends June 30, 2023. Funded activities must occur within the grant period. HCAC does not fund projects in progress or completed before the grant application deadline.  Applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the proposed activities occur.

The application process will be closed once funding allocated for the program is fully awarded and will only be reopened should new funding become available.

Eligibility

Nonprofit arts organizations and arts businesses (see definitions below) located and operating in Howard County for at least one year prior to the application’s submission and throughout the funded project with an operating revenue of $100,000 or less (see application process below) are eligible to apply.

Not eligible to apply are current FY23 HCAC grant recipients, Howard County governmental agencies, and organizations that receive direct funding from Howard County, such as, Howard County Public Schools, Howard County Recreation and Parks, Howard Community College.

Eligibility:

· Applicant must maintain their primary physical office and conduct at least 50% of all business operations, programs and activities in Howard County (i.e.: 50% of rehearsals, 50% of Board and committee meetings, 50% of performances, workshops, etc.). Corporate papers, such as the 990 and Personal Property Tax forms, letterhead, website, and program materials submitted must show primary office is located in the County.

  • Applicant must have one fully completed and documented fiscal year of operations as of the date of the application submission.

  • Applicant must produce or present arts programs, services or projects that are accessible to the public and relevant to its community (demonstrate need).

Applicant may receive funding for one Creative Howard grant per fiscal year; the program may consist of a one-time activity or a series of related activities.

A program is eligible for funding through Creative Howard if it supports an arts and/or cultural activity that is presented at a location in Howard County.

Program activities must be open to the public with or without an admission fee, virtual programming is eligible.

Program activities may include, but are not limited to, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, history exhibit  or historic reenactment, lectures or seminars, literature, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, and workshops. This list is not exhaustive and applicants are encouraged to think creatively about their programs.

Program budget must be based on cash income and expense only.

Program  expenses must be directly related to the artistic activities described in the application.

Submission of an application constitutes an understanding and agreement of the conditions set forth in these guidelines.

Please read the full guidelines, before starting the application. https://www.hocoarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/FY23-Creative-Howard-Guidelines-8.19.22.pdf. Only successfully submitted, complete, on-line applications will be accepted and reviewed. Incomplete or hard copy applications will be disqualified.

Arts Council staff is available to assist applicants with any questions about completing this application by mailing grantsandprojects@hocoarts.org.

To apply click HERE 

 

Exhibition Opportunity: HCAC General Exhibition: Rolling

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public's appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists. 

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. HCAC rarely exhibits solo shows.

For more information, view the General Exhibit Prospectus.

To apply, please submit the following:

1. Contact Information, including artist or curator name

2. 10-20 digital images representative of the work to be included in the exhibition. Files should be named to correspond to image list. Entries must be JPG or JPEG files, each no larger than 1 MB. If submitting time-based work, work must be submitted as .avi, .wav, .mov, or .m4a files. HCAC has limited technology for use in the gallery, so any special technology needs should be addressed in the proposal. The images should be named using the “LastName_FirstName_01.jpg” format, where the numbers (01, 02, 03, etc…) correspond directly to your image script.

3. Image List which contains artist's name, title, medium, year completed, and dimensions for each piece. The image list should correspond directly to your application images. So, if you have an image named “Doe_Jane_01.jpg” then your image script should have an entry for “01” with that image’s title, medium, dimension, and date. The image script should be a Word document or PDF. Do not send Powerpoint presentations, movies of any kind, or slide shows.

4. Resume which lists education, exhibitions, awards, publications, etc.

5. Artist statement or description of your artistic goals and recent work.

Individual curators: in addition to the above, individual curators should include a brief description of the proposed exhibit and identify the artists invited to participate. Provide information describing your curatorial experience, organizational skills, and samples of written materials used to organize a previous show (letters, marketing, etc). 

Organizations: In addition to the above, provide your organization's mission statement and describe your programs and services that meet that statement. Include a brief description of the proposed exhibit and state how it furthers your mission and goals.

Questions can be directed to Annie Braunschweig, Exhibits and Programs Assistant at exhibits@hocoarts.org

Click HERE for to apply.

Call for Applicants: Allegany Arts Council Creative Placemaking Grants: Ongoing

As one of 24 County arts agencies established by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council receives annually more than one-third of its operating budget through the County Arts Development program. This funding provides operational and programmatic support to the organization, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives.

As a Community Arts Development funding recipient, County arts agencies are expected to serve as funders in their own communities, supporting a broad range of creative endeavors. Annually, the Arts Council provides a portion of its funding to Arts in Education initiatives, and operates two grant funding programs.

In 2020, the Arts Council funded more than $45,000 in general operation grants, creative placemaking grants, and individual artist relief grants.

Creative Placemaking projects help transform communities into beautiful and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking projects are intended to enhance the quality of life for community residents, encourage artistic community development, and create a sense of place. Individuals, arts-based organizations, artists or collaborators may apply. Applicants are eligible to apply for a maximum of $5,000 annually and must provide a final grant report at the conclusion of the grant period.

Applicants interested in the creative placemaking program should contact the Arts Council prior to submission as it may be possible to apply for companion public art funding to support the project.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Applicants: Allegany County General Operating Grants: Ongoing

As one of 24 County arts agencies established by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council receives annually more than one-third of its operating budget through the County Arts Development program. This funding provides operational and programmatic support to the organization, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives.

As a Community Arts Development funding recipient, County arts agencies are expected to serve as funders in their own communities, supporting a broad range of creative endeavors. Annually, the Arts Council provides a portion of its funding to Arts in Education initiatives, and operates two grant funding programs.

In 2020, the Arts Council funded more than $45,000 in general operation grants, creative placemaking grants, and individual artist relief grants.

General Operating Grants support the daily operations of arts agencies, and are intended to fill critical funding gaps which often limit arts organizations in paying professional staff, managing facilities or in pursuing capital improvements. Organizations are eligible to apply for a maximum of $3,500 annually and must provide a final grant report at the conclusion of the grant period.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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