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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Support Arts Programming

Community Arts Development Grant


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Funding Source
Harford County Cultural Arts Board, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Harford County Public Library
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland: Harford County

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/17/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and faith-based entities in eligible locations for arts programming and capacity building. Funding is intended to assist arts-focused organizations with general operations and non-arts nonprofits with programming. Eligible applicants are located in Harford County.

Types of Grants:

  • General Operating: Nonprofit arts organizations in Harford County are eligible to receive support of up to one‐third of their total operating budget. Arts organizations are defined as those producing or presenting the arts through public programs or services. This definition is determined as any organization whose mission and financial statements reflect that the majority of resources are dedicated to producing and presenting the arts. Examples of these include galleries, orchestras, theaters, and art museums.
  • Arts Programming: Nonprofit organizations whose main purpose is not producing or presenting the arts, but do regularly provide public arts programs in Harford County, are also eligible to receive support of up to one‐half of the direct costs of their arts programming only. These might include community centers, human service organizations, or non‐art museums in Harford County. Units of government, colleges or universities, and churches are also eligible.

Arts Programming support is also available to Maryland arts organizations located outside of Harford County, who are producing or presenting arts programs within Harford County. Those organizations may receive support for up to one‐half of the direct costs for any Harford County arts programs that are open to the general public.

Supported arts disciplines:

  • Folk & traditional arts
  • Literary arts
  • Media arts
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts​ ​​​

Beginning in fiscal year 2022, IDEA principles were incorporated into the criteria. Ratings will reflect evidence of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access within the application. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Nonprofit Arts Organizations in Harford County may request grants to support general operating costs. The primary activity of the organization must be producing or presenting the arts.

Nonprofit Organizations (whose primary purpose is other than producing or presenting the arts) in Harford County may request grants to support direct costs of Arts Programming in Harford County open to the general public. Colleges, universities, units of government, and faith-based organizations may apply for this type of support.

For additional eligibility information, see:

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on Monday, April 17, 2023.

General operating support grants must be matched at a minimum ratio of 2:1. Grants supporting Arts Programming must be matched at a minimum ratio of 1:1.

Workshops are offered annually to introduce the website and the grants process. Telephone technical assistance is also available. Please notify Harford County Cultural Arts Board fifteen days prior to any deadlines to request assistance and any special accommodations.

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Term of Contract
​Funding Period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Contact Information
Apply Online:

To obtain an application in an alternate format, contact Harford County Cultural Arts Board
410‐273‐5601 ext. 6509 or

Harford County Cultural Arts Board
1221-A Brass Mill Road
Belcamp, Maryland 21017

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