Maryland State Arts Council announces public art programs

Harriette Tubman

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 $5,000 to support 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.

The New Artworks Implementation Grant awards of up to $20,000 to support 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 Maryland, and the selected artist(s) must be a resident of Maryland.

Conservation Grant:
The Conservation Planning Grant awards $5,000 to support artwork conservation planning efforts including: project administration, consultancy fees, community engagement, and collection management services and technology.

The Conservation Implementation Grant awards up to $50,000 to support the conservation of permanent public artwork. The conservation project must be fully developed including identification of the project team and support and approval of the owners of the artwork and the site where it is located.

Visit for PAAM FY21 New Works and Conservation Grant Guidelines and applications

Application deadlines for all Public Art Across Maryland Grants:
August 17, 2020
November 12, 2020
February 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

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