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Community Arts Development (CAD) Program

Grants to Talbot County, Maryland Nonprofits,
Schools, and Public Agencies for Arts Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Talbot County Arts Council

Deadline Date:

03/31/19 Postmarked


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Grants to Talbot County, Maryland nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies for arts events and activities benefiting local residents and guests. Funding is available for both single-component programs, such as a dramatic series or concert, as well as multiple-component programs. The proposed arts activity must primarily benefit Talbot County residents and guests.

Arts Council decisions on applications are guided by:
a. The artistic merit of the proposed activities.
b. Organizational effectiveness-- the ability of the applying organization to carry out the proposed activity.
c. Service to the community-- how well the proposed activity or program will serve residents and guests of Talbot County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168754

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

For arts activities serving Talbot County from July 2019 to June 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive funds from the Talbot County Arts Council, an organization must either be designated as a Maryland non-profit corporation with IRS tax-exempt status, or be a government-related entity such as a school or a parks and recreation department.

Arts Council funds may not be used for “party art” such as magicians, face painting, hair braiding, or balloon sculpture; for food or drink; for capital improvements or equipment purchase; or for fund-raising expenses.

All activities supported by Arts Council grants must be open to the public and accessible to persons with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

The Arts Council plans to announce award recipients by April 30. Grant checks are presented at the annual Winners Circle Reception in November.

An organization may request only one CAD Grant per fiscal year.

Applicants may contact Gerald H. Early, Executive Director, to discuss whether the grant request should be in single-component or multiple-component format.

Grants by the Arts Council must be matched on at least a one-for-one basis in cash. Funds from any agency of the State of Maryland, or in-kind services, are not permitted as part of this match.

Contact Information:

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

Direct questions and email applications to:

Gerald H. Early, Executive Director

Talbot County Arts Council
Post Office Box 6
142 North Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Talbot County