Community Arts Grants

Grants are available for nonprofit organizations that focus on arts and culture or promote arts-based activities. These grants range from $250.00 to $1,000.00. 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 the county. These […]

Artists and Arts Organizations: Join the Artists Sunday Alliance!

Artists Sunday – a new movement to drive art sales and support the livelihoods of millions of U.S. artists, artisans, and craftspeople – will premiere Sunday, November 29. The powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists. It follows Black Friday and Small […]

Fiction Writing with Author Richard Krawiec coming in November

Part of DCA’s Visiting Artist Series, the writing-intensive, learner-centered course will focus on reading a diverse range of stories, discussion of fictional techniques, and writing and revising a story. Class will include sharing parts of student stories in progress – not for critique, but for positive feedback. Among topics covered will be how to write effective action, […]

New officers elected at DCA Annual Membership Meeting

New officers for the DCA Board of Directors were elected at the Annual Membership Meeting held via Zoom on June 22, 2020. President: Matt Smyth, Vice President: Caroline Cline, Treasurer: Betsey Harrington, Secretary: Stephyn Butcher, Executive Committee Appointee: Bobbie Tamplin. For a copy of the 2020 DCA Annual Report, click here.

Black Lives Matter street mural in Cambridge MD

Race Street in Cambridge MD has a new street mural reflecting the Black Lives Matter movement. In the words of project manager Shelton Hawkins “I wanted to make sure the right people got the credit for doing so a great job, all I did was get paint on my shoes. First I wanted to think […]

Maryland State Arts Council announces public art programs

Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) are community grants awarded to Maryland organizations or local government to support the planning and/or implementation of a public art project. Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) There are two types of PAAM Grants available: New Artworks and Conservation Grants New Works: The New Artworks Planning Grant awards of up to […]