Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Maryland State Arts Council provides funds to county arts councils to distribute in their own communities through the CAD Grant process. The goal of the program is to help strengthen local arts organizations and to enhance cultural opportunities for Carroll County residents.
Carroll County based non-profit cultural organizations and non-profit organizations presenting arts activities are eligible to apply. Businesses, individuals, church-based activities and programs that are part of the public school system are not eligible to apply. Grants range from $300 - $4,000 and are based on the size of the organization’s budget, the quality of the project and its impact on the community. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel of jurors made up of arts patrons from the community as well as CCAC Board members. Applications are typically available in March and are due in late June. First time applicants are encouraged to contact Sandy Oxx after reading the guidelines, to confirm their eligibility. Please review the CAD Grant Guidelines & Application for further information about eligibility and the application process.
Arts in Education (AiE) Grants
The Carroll County Arts Council provides up to $250 per school for Arts in Education (AiE) Grants. These funds are provided by the Maryland State Arts Council and are for the sole purpose of bringing Maryland artists and performers into the public schools for residencies, workshops or assembly performances. AiE Funding Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Performer/Artist rosters can be found at Maryland State Arts Council, Class Acts Arts or Young Audiences of Maryland.