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Community Arts Grants

Grants to Dorchester County, Maryland Nonprofits,
Agencies, and IHEs for Arts Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) and Maryland State Arts Council

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Grants ranging from $100 to $900 to Dorchester County, Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, colleges, and universities to support arts programming in a range of disciplines. Funding may be requested in the areas of literary arts, music, film and media arts, dance, visual arts, theatre, folk, heritage, and traditional arts, and multi-disciplinary programs.

The Community Arts Grants Committee reviews each application according to the following guidelines:

-Artistic Merit: The artistic quality of the proposed program.

-Organizational Effectiveness: The organization’s ability to develop, fund and implement the proposed activities.

-Service to the Community: The degree to which the organization and the project demonstrate a commitment to the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144268

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual grants average $100 - $900, although the DCA has partnered with several organizations in the past to also provide support in-kind through staff support, technical assistance, publicity efforts, exhibit space, printing, etc.

Term of Contract:

Spring 2018 programs may take place January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations receiving funds from the DCA must:

-Be located in or producing the program in Dorchester County and be incorporated/organized as a not-for-profit organization or be in the process of 501(c)(3) certification (with documentation) as determined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service(IRS). Units of government, colleges and universities are also eligible to apply.

-Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) which states that no otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination related to, the arts.

-Comply with Title IV, Section 1681, of the Education Amendment of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 6101, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or age.

-Comply with Title VI, Section 601 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that no persons, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination related to, the arts.

Grants may not be used for the following purposes: capital campaigns, including purchase, construction, or renovation of a facility, acquisition of permanent equipment, profit making ventures, retirement of existing debt, fundraising events, re-granting funds or scholarships.

Pre-Application Information:

-Fall 2017 (for programs July 30, 2017 – December 31, 2017) is May 1, 2017
-Spring 2018 (for programs January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018) is December 1, 2017

Your organization will be notified of funding and receive a grant contract within two weeks of the review meeting.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Barbara J. Seese, Executive Director

Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Dorchester County