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Arts-in-Education Grants

Grants to Talbot County, Maryland Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies to Bring Artists to the Classroom

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Talbot County Arts Council

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Grants to Talbot County, Maryland nonprofit organizations, schools, and local government agencies to bring artists and performers to school classrooms during the upcoming academic year. Funding can be used for school performances and for arts education activities, both during and after school.

Applicants may submit only one application in each of the following two categories:

1) Visiting Artist/Artist-in-Residence

2) Visiting Performer

Preference is given to activities that involve artists listed in the Arts-in-Education Visiting Performers Roster of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).

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

All activities supported by Arts Council grants must be open to the public and accessible to persons with disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173248

Term of Contract:

Programs may take place during the 2017-2018 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive funds from the Talbot County Arts Council, an organization must either be designated as not-for-profit and tax-exempt by the IRS and incorporated in Maryland, or be a government-related organization such as a school or a parks and recreation department.

The proposed arts activity must primarily benefit Talbot County residents and guests.

Arts Council funds may not be used for “party art” (such as magicians, face painting, hair braiding, balloon sculpture), or for food, capital improvement purchases, or fund-raising.

Arts-in-Education funds may not be used to fund parts of the regular school curriculum—which MSAC interprets to include student afterschool musical theater and dramatic productions.

Arts-in-Education funds may be used for arts-related programs only, which would include any listed in the Young Audiences or Artivate catalogs. Non-arts programs, such as purely scientific or ecological or health/fitness presentations, however worthwhile, are not candidates for AinE funding and must be deleted from the school grant requests.

Pre-Application Information:

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

Please note that a school may submit just one application in each category (Visiting Artist or Visiting Performer), but an application in either category may and often does include multiple events.

The Application Deadline is September 30, 2017. Decisions will be announced by October 31 and checks issued at the annual Winners Circle Reception at the Academy Art Museum at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Gerald H. Early, Executive Director

Talbot County Arts Council
215 Bay Street
PO Box 6
Easton, MD 21601-0006

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USA: Maryland: Talbot County