The Community Arts Grants program is an effort of the Dorchester Center for the Arts, (DCA) as the designated county Arts Council, to support and expand arts programming throughout Dorchester. These funds, allocated by the Maryland State Arts Council, are intended to encourage arts programming and arts participation across the county. Supported arts disciplines include dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional and multi-disciplinary arts programming. There is no matching grant requirement for FY24.
Individual grants average $250- $2000. Programs must take place through December 31, 2023, or between January 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024.
Application deadline October 15, 2023 for programs and/or activity through December 31, 2023. Application deadline December 15, 2023 for programs and/or activity January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024.