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Public Art Grants

Grants to Maryland Artists, Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
in Eligible Areas to Plan and Create Public Works of Art

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Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC)

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Deadline Date:

04/09/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Maryland individual artists, teams of artists, nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, schools, colleges, universities, and special districts to promote publicly accessible art in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support communities that are planning or creating new works of art. The artwork must be free, publicly accessible, and located in Prince George's County.

Applicants can apply for a Planning Grant to support community visioning activities and planning processes to develop a public art concept or they can apply for an Implementation Grant to create and produce the final public artwork. The resulting artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and be located inside or outside. 

Grant Goals:

  • Work strategically to further build the capacity of County artists, organizations, and municipalities to plan for and implement public art and creative placemaking initiatives in their communities.
  • Increase participation in public art and creative placemaking in the County, especially in underrepresented communities and populations within the County and; broaden PGAHC’s constituency by providing creative avenues for community engagement.
  • Foster collaboration and innovation the that showcases the high caliber, diverse and relevant work of County artists and arts organizations; and
  • Expand the geographic reach of public art throughout Prince George’s County.

The Public Art Planning Grant supports the community visioning process including the identification of a site location for the artwork, articulation of artwork goals and themes, administration of a Call-to-Artist solicitation, artist selection process, and artist honorariums for the development of concept proposal(s) for new public art.

Public Art Planning Grants may be used for:

  • Administrative fees related to community visioning and selection of the artist including:
  • Consultant fee(s)
  • Facility/equipment rentals for public meetings
  • Online application software fees
  •  Artist honorariums for project proposal development
  • Applicant organization and partner (if applicable) public art planning administration.

The Public Art Implementation Grant supports the fabrication and installation of new public artwork. The artwork concept must be fully developed including identification of the artist(s) creating the work. The public artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all. The proposed public art location must be in Prince George’s County, and the selected artist(s) must include a resident of Prince George’s County.

Public Art Implementation Grants may be used for:

  • Paying artists, fabricators, and individuals to design and/or coordinate the fabrication and/or installation of the artwork
  • Renting equipment and/or space needed for fabrication and/or installation
  • Purchasing artwork materials and/or tools for fabrication and installation
  • Transportation of the artwork to the site
  • Administration/Project Management fees (not exceed 15% of the implementation budget).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194912

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The Public Art Planning Grant awards of up to $5,000
- The Public Art Implementation Grant awards of up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility :
- Artists or Artist teams
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Local Municipalities
- College/University
- PreK-12 Schools
- Local Arts & Entertainment Districts

For additional eligibility information, see under Public Art Planning 2021 Guidelines or Public Art Implementation 2021 Guidelines.

Grants may NOT support:
- Purchase, lease, or exhibition of pre-existing artwork or editions, or any ongoing operational expenses of the applicant organization or partner
- Capital improvements not directly related to the public artwork
- Artwork that is not publicly accessible.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Arts in Education and Public Arts Grant Info Session will take place on March 24, at 4:30 PM.

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Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on April 9, 2021.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online for Public Art Planning Grant:

Apply online for Public Arts Implementation Grant:

Direct questions to
Sherri Bryant-Moore
(301) 772-8943

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USA: Maryland: Prince George's County

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