Community Arts Grants

Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The Community Arts Grants program. These grants are an allocation of the DorchesterCenter for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council, and monies are to be used for arts programming.

The funds allocated in the grant are from the Maryland State Arts Council and are intended to encourage arts participation across the county.

Supported arts disciplines include:

  • dance
  • theatre
  • visual arts
  • music
  • film/media arts
  • literary arts
  • folk/heritage/traditional and multi-disciplinary arts programming

Individual grants average $100-900. Programs must take place between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, or between Jan. 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • artistic merit
  • organizational
  • effectiveness
  • service to the community.

Organizations receiving funds must be located or producing programs in DorchesterCounty and be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization or be in the process of obtaining 501(c) (3) certificate.