Community Arts Grants Available!

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 April 30, 2024 for programs and/or activity through June 30, 2024.

Find the forms and more information here 

Prior grantees include:

The Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center, The Nause-Waiswash Band of Indians, The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, WorldWide Hope, The Cambridge Ballet Company, Alpha Genesis Community Development Organization, The Boys and Girls Club, New Beginnings Youth and Family Services, Cambridge Community Arts Foundation.

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