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Grants to Wicomico County, Maryland Nonprofits
for Arts Programs, Exhibits, and Services

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Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council (SWAC)

Deadline Date:

11/30/18 Close of Business


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,250 to Wicomico County, Maryland nonprofit organizations for arts services, activities, performances, and exhibits. Grants are awarded in all arts disciplines and all fields. Funding is intended to promote a diverse range of artistic experiences for all ages, thereby increasing arts awareness and education for all.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180469

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards can range between $500 to $1,250 each.

Term of Contract:

6 month project grants (for the November 29 deadline)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council only awards grants to legally incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

Individuals may only apply for SWAC grants if they seek and receive the support of a non-profit organization that will accept the financial and legal responsibility for the project. The grant will be made to the organization which can then, in turn, support the individual's project.

Not funded:

- Capital construction, purchase of real property and/or equipment purchases.
- Direct support to individual artists (an individual's work may receive grant support if it is presented by a non-profit agency).
- Social functions, parties and receptions as the singular focus of a grant (such functions can be included as a minor part of a grant application).
- Activities that benefit only the members of an organization or those activities closed to all but an organization's membership.
- Tuition assistance.
- Out-of-state travel.
- City, County, or State affiliated projects that cannot demonstrate an ability to obtain partial funds from their own institution or government agency.
- Fund raising events or activities as the singular focus of a grant (such functions can be included as a part of a grant application, indeed are encouraged).
- Debt retirement or reduction.
- Arts activities which are therapeutic in nature, unless they have a public component.
- Arts activities which promote only one political or religious outlook, or which proselytize for specific political or religious beliefs and/or actions.

Pre-Application Information:

Project grants have to be matched on a 1:1 cash basis (SWAC can fund no more than one half of the total cost).

6 month project grant - November 29, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Office Address:
104-A Poplar Hill Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 884
Salisbury, MD 21803-0884

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Wicomico County