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Placemaking Grant

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits and Individuals in
Eligible Locations for Community Building Arts Programs

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Allegany Arts Council (AAC)

Deadline Date:

06/30/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations and individual artists in eligible locations for community building arts events, projects, and initiatives. Funding is intended to engage and inspire community members and bring diverse people together. Eligible projects and programs must be open to the general public and take place within Allegany County.

The purpose of the Allegany Arts Council’s Placemaking Grant program is to assist the community in making Allegany County, and specifically its two Arts & Entertainment Districts in Cumberland and Frostburg, look and feel like arts destinations. This is done through projects such as open air performances, murals and other public art, art walks, pop-up events and galleries, artist relocation and residency programs, outdoor workshops, and festivals. One of the most important components of placemaking is community involvement and partnerships. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181440

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for this grant is $5,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

Funding is for Activities Occurring between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Artists or non-profit organization (or eligible for IRS tax-exempt status) applicants based in Allegany County are preferred. Out-of-county artists and organizations which propose to produce an arts project or arts programming in Allegany County may also be eligible. Programming or projects proposed for this grant must take place in Allegany County.
- By-laws of non-profit organization applicants must provide that assets do not accrue to any director, officer or member of the organization.
- Projects and programs funded with Allegany Arts Council money must be open to the general public.
- Funds may not be used for fundraising events.
- Projects that proselytize for specific political actions or religious beliefs are not eligible for funding.
- Grantees must comply with Title VI, Section 601, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that no persons on the grounds of race, color or national origin shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination related to, the arts.

For more information about Eligibility, see the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must submit a fully-completed application by the application deadline of June 30, 2020.

Contact Information:

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

For additional information about the application process, please contact art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.

Julie Westendorff, Executive Director
jwestendorff@alleganyarts.org

Samantha Kennedy, Manager, Programming and Special Events Coordinator
skennedy@alleganyarts.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Allegany County

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