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Community Arts Development (CAD) Grant

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Frederick Arts Council (FAC)

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09/09/22 Midnight


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Grants to Maryland nonprofit arts organizations, government agencies, and institutions of higher education to enhance local arts and culture programs in eligible locations. Programs must benefit local residents and be open to the general public. Arts programs should promote participation in and appreciation of the arts and may include the areas of dance, music, theater, visual arts, folk/traditional/heritage arts, literary arts/literature, media arts/film, or multi-discipline. Programs must take place within Frederick County.

There are two pools of Community Arts Development grant funding. An organization should only apply for only one:

  1. Arts organizations should apply for a General Operating Grant.
  2. Non-arts organizations that present arts programming should apply for an Arts Project Grant. This includes post-secondary academic institutions and governmental bodies. Arts Project Grants support special arts activities produced or presented for general audiences that are not part of an organization’s ongoing activities.

For information about eligible expenses, see the following link:

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GrantWatch ID#: 174856

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Funding limits for General Operating Grants are based on the organization’s total operating budget:
- 15% for small organizations (less than $25,000 budget)
- 10% for mid-size organizations ($25,000 - $100,000 budget)
- 5% for large organizations (greater than $100,000 budget)

Term of Contract:

For Arts Activities occurring during Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive a Community Arts Development (CAD) grant, your organization must be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization or other nonprofit providing arts programming for the community.

For eligibility requirements for non-arts organizations, see the following link:

For eligibility requirements for arts organizations, see the following link:

Frederick Arts Council grant funds are intended to support arts programming and 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, out of county travel, fundraising events, re-granting funds, or scholarships.

For further information on ineligible expenses, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Submission Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022

Grant must be submitted by midnight.

Awards are given out in two segments: 50% of grant award will be granted in the fall and the remaining 50% is typically sent out in the spring.

Arts Project Grant funds must be matched 1:1 with other funds (excluding MSAC or FAC support). Expenses not directly related to the arts program/project should not be included in the application.

Contact Information:

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

Online application for Arts Organizations:

Online application for Non-Arts Organizations:

Please contact Louise Kennelly, FAC Executive Director, via email at or call (301) 662-4190 for further assistance.

Frederick Arts Council
5 E 2nd St
Frederick, MD 21701-5511

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USA: Maryland: Frederick County

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