Community Arts Grants

Image depicts carving artist funded through a DCA CAD grant

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 funds, allocated by the Maryland State Arts Council, encourage arts programming and arts participation across Dorchester County. Supported art disciplines include dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional and multi-disciplinary arts programming.

The Community Arts Grants program has been temporarily revised to include grants for general support as a means of recognizing the significant financial impact of the pandemic on the nonprofit arts community. Additionally, the match requirement has been temporarily waived. These grants support activity from January 1 through June 30, 2021.  Limited funding is available to support individual artists with a specific project. For more information, and/or assistance with the grant application, please contact DCA at 410/228-7782 or email [email protected].

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